Submission guidelines for book reviews by Jens Jungblut, Book Reviews Editor

Dr. Jens Jungblut, INCHER University Kassel
  • Reviews of books that have been recently published and which address theory, methods or practice relevant to the field of higher education are in general welcomed.
  • A review usually has a length of 1,500 to 2,500 words and should include a description of the book and its main argument, its relevance for the research community, potential links to ongoing scholarly debates, and an elaboration of the book’s strengths and weaknesses.
  • Reviewers are expected to act in accordance with common ethical standards of the academic community and should not review books in which they have been directly or indirectly involved.
  • There are two avenues for submitting book reviews: (1) If a review is solicited by the book reviews editor, the author is invited to review a book suggested by the editor. (2) If a reviewer would like to suggest a title that s/he could review, s/he is recommended to contact the book reviews editor ( prior to submission.
  • After an agreement on reviewing the book has been reached between the editor and the reviewer, the editor will (if necessary) contact the publisher to facilitate the provision of a review copy of the book. Once the book arrives with the reviewer, s/he contacts the book review editor to agree on a deadline for the submission of the review.
  • Once the reviewer has finished her/his manuscript of the review, s/he sends it to the book reviews editor for a brief review. If no revisions are necessary or after the author has revised the manuscript, the book reviews editor submits the manuscript into the production process.
  • The review should follow the general style of the European Journal of Higher Education. In addition, the review should have the citation of the original book on its top. The citation should include the following information: Title. Subtitle, by Author(s), Place of Publication, Publisher, Year, number of pages, Price (in GBP or EUR), ISBN. Name and affiliation of the reviewer are added in the end of the review.


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