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).