Remarks to the authors

Authors are urged to adopt the norms listed below in order to simplify the editors’job. Please note that, as there will not be proof-reading copies, texts should be sent in their final form.

I — Presentation of the Originals

  • If possible, originals should be forwarded in digital format to the e-mail address of one of the Journal's editors
  • Articles should not exceed 20 pages. Notes and reviews should not exceed 4 pages.
    Articles exceeding 20 pages can be published in two or more parts in successive numbers of ELO; such intention should be made clear by the author.
  • Each page (in A4 format, 1.5 spaces) should have no more than 38 lines.
  • Each article should come with an abstract of 15 to 20 lines in length.
  • The following languages are accepted: Portuguese, English, French, Italian, Spanish and Catalan.

II — Graphic Outlook

  • An asterisc (*) should be added to the author’s name (written immediately under the title), directed to a footnote with the author’s (professional or personal) address.
  • All notes should appear as foot as end of page footnotes.
  • Bibliographical references should appear as follows:
    1. Book:
      Teófilo Braga, Contos Tradicionais do Povo Português, 3rd ed., II, Lisboa, Publicações Dom Quixote, 1987, p. 58.
      If you include the name of the collection, this should appear in quotation marks immediately next to the title.
      If the book is a translation and you include the translator’s name, this should appear immediately next to the title (or next to the name of the collection if this is also given).
      If reference is given to a book rather than to a page, and if the book comprises several volumes, the number of volumes should appear at the end of the reference.
      If the date of the first edition is included in a later edition, the former should be placed in brackets at the very end of the reference (including the indication of the number of volumes, if relevant).
    2. Article or chapter by one author included in a book by the same author:
      R. Menéndez Pidal, “Poesía popular y poesía tradicional”, Estudios sobre el romancero, Madrid, Espasa-Calpe, S.A., 1973, p. 200.
    3. Article or chapter by one author included in a collective volume indicating the editor(s):
      Paul Delarue, “From Perrault to Walt Disney: The Slipper of Cinderella”, in Alain Dundes (ed.), Cinderella, A Casebook, Madison, The University of Madison Press, 1982, p. 113.
    4. Article or chapter by one author, included in a collective volume without reference to the editor(s):
      Malcolm Jones, “The Fool”, in Garland Encyclopaedia of Medieval Folklore, New York, Garland, 1994, p. 121.
    5. Article published in a journal:
      Manuel Costa Fontes, “Barca Bela in the Portuguese Oral Tradition”, Romance Philology, XXXVII, 3 (1984), p. 287.
      The town of the journal (should you wish to include it) should follow, in brackets, the journal’s title.
  • If you use the system author-date, this should appear as follows:
    (Fontes, 1984: 287).
    In this case, a final bibliography should place the date between brackets, next to the author’s name, e.g.:
    Fontes, Manuel da Costa (1984), “Barca Bela in the Portuguese Oral Tradition”, Romance Philology, XXXVII, 3: 282-292.
  • In the bibliography, authors’names with more than a surname should be alphabetically placed in accordance with the usage in each language, for instance:

    Portuguese and English — the last surname:
    Vasconcelos, José Leite de; Hyatt, Harry Middleton.
    Exception is made to double-barrelled surnames:
    Pinto-Correia, João David; Brandon-Sweeney, B.

    Spanish, Catalan and Italian — the first surname:
    Menéndez Pidal, Ramón; Milà i Fontanals, Manuel; Stegagno Picchio, Luciana.
  • Quotations
    Quotations not exceeding 3 lines should be incorporated in the text, between quotation marks.
    Quotations over 3 lines should be tabbed in, detached from the main text and in a lower print-case.
    Omissions should be signalled with [...] and additions should appear between square brackets.
  • Poems’ titles, foreign words and words or sentences to be highlighted should appear in italics.
  • Words used in an unusual sense should appear between quotatation marks.

III — Varia

  • Editors will gladly consider all the texts mailed to them. Nevertheless, they reserve the right to publish them or not. Information of their decision will be given within 60 days.
  • Editors may suggest a reduction or alteration of the texts.
  • Article authors will receive two copies of the journal and twelve offprints of their article. The authors of reviews or notes will be entitled to one copy.

Thank you for your contributions and for your interest.

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