List of All Supporting Data Guidelines


This index to the EpiDoc Guidelines groups together links to all the sections that address recording of the materiality and history of text-bearing object(s), as well as such features of scholarly editions as extended commentary, illustrations, bibliography, and general publication data. Guidelines for the transcription and editorial representation of the texts themselves are grouped together in a separate index entitled List of All Transcription Guidelines.

Basic EpiDoc XML File Structure

The main divisions in the body of an EpiDoc file are:

  • Edition
    • Textpart
  • Translation
  • Apparatus
  • Commentary
  • Bibliography

For further detail on each of these divisions, see:

Structure of an EpiDoc edition:

  • one of the most useful pages in these Guidelines. It documents the basic layout of a typical EpiDoc file, going beyond the general guidance provided by the TEI for document structure in specifying a number of divisions of both the document header and the document body that serve particular purposes in the expression of a scholarly textual edition.

The pages linked below provide more detailed instructions for filling out the various subsections that are summarized in the basic structural guidance linked above.

Responsibility for this section

  1. Gabriel Bodard, Author
  2. Simona Stoyanova, Author
  3. Tom Elliott, Author
  4. Charlotte Tupman, Author
  5. Scott Vanderbilt, Author

EpiDoc version: 9.4

Date: 2022-10-07