Deliver the text in a word-file (not the illustrations, see below)

Numbering of chapters and paragraphs:

Bibliographic references in the text (s.c. Harvard System):
-between round brackets using the following system: family name author, year: page or pages from-to
e.g.: (Overton, 1982: 102-104)
-two authors: 1-2
-three authors: 1-2-3
-more than three authors: 1 et al.
-several publications of the same author in het same year: a,b,c etc.
e.g.: (Overton, 1982a: 512)
-several references must be separated by a ;
e.g.: (Overton, 1976: 30-75; Brenner, 1982: 16-113) or (Le Roy Ladurie, 1978: 55-59; Croot-Parker, 1978: 37-47)
- the pagination should not be abbreviated : e.g. (Overton, 1982: 102-104) and not (Overton, 1982: 102-04)

Footnotereference in text: use them only exceptionally for clarifications
number in superscript (no brackets or other methods) after the punctuation mark at the end of the sentence

Numbering of the footnote:
number in superscript (no brackets or other methods)

Tables, figures (graphs,detailed maps,…),maps…: there are TABLES and/or FIGURES (= graphs, maps)

numbering: tables and figures must be numbered separately (see CORN pub series)
Please deliver tables and figures on disk IN SEPARATED FILES (pdf-files by preference; if not excel-files for graphs and tables) as well as an outprint; Number and title IN the text

Bibliography: to be put at the end of the article
-alphabetical order (Dutch system: Vries, J. De and NOT J. DE Vries)
-boek: author, initial(s) (year) title, place of publication
-article in journal: author, initial(s), 'title', title journal, Volume, issue, pp. 0-0
-article in reader, author, initial(s), 'title', author editor, initial(s) editor (ed. or eds.), title reader, place of publication, pp. 0-0
-two authors: 1 and 2
-three authors: 1,2 and 3
-more than three authors: 1 et al.
-several works of the same author in the same year: author, initial(s), (1981a) etc.

Maps: see separate instructions

Spacing, Punctuation and Quotation Marks
- A single space (not two) should follow full-stops at the ends of sentences, and a single space after commas, colons and other punctuation marks.
- Please ensure that you use the Tab bar instead of the Space bar for indentations, especially at the opening of paragraphs.
- No punctuation, other than question marks, should occur at the end of headings or subheadings.
- Commas should be inserted before the final ‘and’ or ‘or’ in a list of three or more items (ex: ‘truth, grace, and beauty’).
- Translate quotation marks from different systems or languages («…», »…«, „…“) into the forms used here (‘…’).

- Single words or short phrases in foreign languages, where these have not passed into regular English usage, should be italicized.

- Arabic numerals are to be written out in full (‘six, seventeen, fifty-five’), except for dates, statistics, degrees and numbers over 100.
- Roman numerals are used only to identify titles (Innocent III, Louis XIV).
- Centuries will be written fully: “twelfth century” (not 12th c.), “twelfth-century choir” (not 12-th c.).

- short ones: between quotation mark (‘…)
- longer ones: own paragraph

Avoid abbreviations in the text.
Frequently uses abbreviations: ca.,...

Initial capitals
In titles of subheading only proper nouns should have an initial capital.
Initial capitals should be used for unique events and periods: Middle Ages, the Peasant’s Revolt, the Reformation,...

For English publications Brepols recommends to use the native form of the place-name except in the most limited of cases. Such cases where the English form may be retained could, for instance, be limited to the following:

East-Central Europe
Prague, Warsaw

Germany, Switzerland and Austria
Cologne, Munich, Vienna

Iberian peninsula
Lisbon, Seville

Florence, Milan, Naples, Rome, Venice

Low Countries
Antwerp, Brussels, The Hague


and for the countries using Greek and Cyrillic scripts (which should always be Romanized)
Belgrade, Bucharest, Moscow, Warsaw.

All regions or countries (Flanders, Sicily, etc.) should remain in their English forms.


- All illustrative material will be printed in black and white.
- Minimum resolution: 300 dpi; please avoid scan from a printed book.
- If the quality of a document is not high enough, it will be discussed with the author.

Acquisition of photographs and reproduction rights
- It is the author’s responsibility to provide the desired photographs and to obtain, in writing, the reproduction rights, as well as to pay any fees to the institution and, if required, the photographer. This must be done prior to publication.

Each image must be provided with a caption that includes:
- Type of illustration: Figure/Table
- Numerical reference that includes the number of the chapter and sequential number per type of illustration. E.g. (Figure 5.3 Tax burden)
- Identification of the image (location and name of the building, point of view, etc.)
- Provenance and credit line (as requested by institution); name of photographer and date.


·The author of chapter must appear below the chapter title without his institutional affiliation (Note please mention this affiliation separately since it will appear on a separate place in the book)

CORN Comparative Rural History of The North Sea Area