Guidelines for review submissions for books and more
Journal of Visual Culture accepts reviews for publication, which are typically published in the back of each issue. If you are interested in reviewing a book for the Journal, please review the guidelines below, then contact our Book Reviews Editor, David Ayala-Alfonso: davidayala [at] gmail [dot] com
Sample books and catalogs for review may be sent to:
David Ayala-Alfonso, Media Editor, Journal of Visual Culture 90 Kingston Rd. Parsippany, NJ 07054 United States
We seek book reviews that critically engage with the book as well as with the wider context of the given topic without the need for condescension. A good working knowledge of the author or subject matter is important. We are looking for objective and innovative responses or reactions to books. If you have any questions regarding the writing of a book review, please do not hesitate to contact the book reviews editor.
Please follow the most recent Harvard citation style (download a quick citation guide here). The book reviews editor will make minor editorial alterations, if necessary, to conform to the house style. If substantial editing of your review is required, you will be notified and a copy of your edited review can be sent to you for your approval or final changes prior to publication.
Reviews should be between 800 and 1200 words; however, if the particular book requires an altered word count for the review then the editor will discuss this with the reviewer.
Reviewers are welcome to suggest a headline for their reviews.
Please include your name, mailing address, email address and phone number in any initial correspondence to the book reviews editor.
Format for Book Reviews
At the top of the first page, please include the following information:
1. Title of book 2. Subtitle (if any) 3. Author / Editor / Translator / Illustrator / Photographer 4. Publisher / ISBN 5. The year the book was published 6. The number of pages in the book