Viewpoint and Review Guidelines

Viewpoint Articles

Occasionally the journal publishes articles which express an author’s particular viewpoint on a topic or theoretical issues under the heading “Viewpoint”.

Viewpoint articles are commissioned by the editors.

The normal length for Viewpoint Articles will be 5-8,000 words.

Review Articles

A review article should not simply be longer than a single book review but qualitatively different. Normally a review article would consider more than one book. In doing so it should not be a series of separate reviews but conceived as an article which examines themes and debates in the particular field treated by the books under review.

In exceptional cases a review article could focus on a single book. The book in question would need to be an especially significant publication. The article in turn should relate the book to other recent literature in the field and examine the distinctive contribution it makes within that field.

The normal length for review articles will be 2-3,000 words.