In order to see the key books in the field reviewed more reliably and promptly, we prefer shorter, single book reviews (2500-3500 words). At the same time, the journal would like to maintain its commitment to substantive, detailed, critical engagement. Thus, in our reviews, we are looking for more than a rehearsal of main points, a positive/negative evaluation, or even a combination of the two. We would like our reviewers to offer a fresh, pointed, sympathetic reconstruction of the argument in the service of figuring out how far the book takes us, where it stops short, what might count as wrong turns, etc. The ideal is to go beyond merely talking about the book to, as it were, talking with the book about the question it takes up. Praising the book is fine, though more effective than saying what you value is showing what is impressive, important, or interesting about it.
All our reviewers are commissioned by the journal. However, if you would like your book to be considered for review, please send a review copy of your book to:
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
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