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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The author warrants that she or he is the sole author of the article, or that all authors are duly credited on the title page in accordance with standard academic practice; similarly, all sources, texts, translations, and other material are duly credited in accordance with standard academic practice.
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The author has already secured or will, prior to publication, secure permission to publish images and all other intellectual property contained in the article in accordance with a CC BY license.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

Author Guidelines

Fragmentology welcomes submissions from the scholarly community on all aspects of medieval manuscript fragments, with a particular focus on fragments in Latin and Greek alphabets. Submissions from the community will be subjected to a rigorous double-blind peer review process. Fragmentology accepts submissions of traditional articles, typically not more than 10,000 words long, as well as of shorter research notes, documenting specific discoveries and precise issues, usually of no more than 2,000 words. Submissions can be made in English, French, German, or Italian.

Before submitting, authors are encouraged to:

  • Prepare the article according to the style sheet.
  • Have the article proofread by a native speaker for orthography, grammar, and style.
  • Prepare a separate page with the name of the author or authors, article title, and contact information.
  • Anonymize the work: remove all references to the author or authors, or other information that would reveal the identity of the article’s authors.

By accepting an article for publication, the editorial staff of Fragmentology agrees to make a good-faith effort to publish the article.

Style Sheet


Articles are published in Fragmentology in both html and pdf formats. To ensure a uniform appearance, the Fragmentology team will lay out all the articles in the same way, using the same font and, for the PDF version, page dimensions. Authors are therefore invited to submit articles in a state prior to print layout (that is, not in LaTeX or PDF), in a commonly recognized format (ODF, RTF, DOC, DOCX), with minimal formatting.


Paper size: A4 or 8 1/2 x 11
Margins: 2.5 cm
Line Spacing: 1.5
Citation Style: Footnotes.


Use single quotation marks (‘example’) for mentions of words and for quotations within quotations. Use double quotations marks (“example”) for quotations, titles of articles and papers, and scare quotes. Use commas to introduce quotations; punctuation at the end of a quotation goes inside of punctuation marks. Examples:

The term ‘fragment’ can take on numerous meanings.
She said, “When you said just now, ‘Hello,’ were you lying?”
The author’s “Frag. Lat. 32 and the Future of Fragmentology” represents a watershed in contemporary research.”
Unfortunately, much of the author’s “research” consists in copy-and-pasting from more significant studies.


Use italics for titles of books, quotations from the Bible, and foreign-language words.

Footnotes and Citations

Footnotes go after punctuation. Citation style: Authors are indicated by their first initial(s) and last name; be consistent with book series: either list them all or none; for publishers with multiple places of publications, only the first place needs to be provided. Brackets [] indicate optional information.

  • Contemporary Printed Books: initials Last Name,Title, [edition,] Place Year[, pages].
    • A. Petrucci, La descrizione del manoscritto. Storia, problemi, modelli, second edition, Rome 2001, 57–58.
  • Scientific Articles: initials Last Name, “Title”, Journal Title #(Year), pages [, at pages].
    • B.A. Shailor, “Otto Ege: His manuscript fragment collection and the opportunities presented by electronic technology”, The Journal of the Rutgers University Libraries 60(2003), 1–22, at 21.
  • Chapters in Books: initials Last Name, “Title”, in Volume title, ed. editors names, Place Year, pages [, at pages].
    • C. de Hamel, “Medieval Manuscript Leaves as Publishers’ Wrappers in the 1920s”, in For the Love of the Binding. Studies in Bookbinding History Presented to Mirjam Foot, London 2000, 9–11.
  • Printed Works before 1800 (in the language of the text): Author’s name, Title, Place (in language of text, Year [ISTC #, USTC #, GW #].
    • Aegidius Romanus, Expositio supra libros Elenchorum Aristotelis; Quaestio de medio demonstrationis defensiva opinionis domini Egidii Romani, Venetiis 1500 (ISTC ia00076500; GW 7196).
  • Manuscripts (in the local language of the collection) : Place, Name of collection, Shelfmark
    • Wrocław, Biblioteka uniwersytecka, A 21.
  • Fragments in Fragmentarium can be signalled by a hyperlink with the Fragmentarium ID (F-XXXX).

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