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Submission Instructions for Book Reviews
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The work of scholarly journals, along with the general pursuit of academic excellence, depends so much on the good will of individuals to contribute scholarly work. For those scholars who agree, or offer, to submit a book review for Small States & Territories (SST), thank you, personally and on behalf of SST, for your care, interest and dedication in doing so. 

Your book review should be concise – around 1,000 words – critically highlighting both the merits and limitations of the text. It should focus on a text that has been published recently. The review’s main objective is to provide readers with a concise, critical and fair commentary that focuses on the book’s distinctiveness and originality, and especially on its value and contribution to the study of small states and/or territories. While some indication should be made as to the overall structure and content of the book, the review should mainly engage with its key ideas. Do not insert citations; do not provide a list of references or a bibliography. Solicited reviews should be submitted within three months of the date that the book to be reviewed is received by the author. 

Note that SST is published twice yearly: in May and November. Reviews would need to be received by not later than 15 April and 15 October respectively to be considered for the forthcoming issue. Note also that SST encourages a cross-disciplinarity for the sake of providing more comprehensive and holistic assessments of the conditions and issues impacting on small states and territories, possibly to the exclusion of other jurisdictions. This means that SST’s target audiences may not be nested in strict disciplinary confines. Clarity of expression and effectiveness of communication are essential. Include the following information in the title of your book review: 
  • all author/s or editor/s
  • date of publication
  • full book title
  • place of publication
  • publisher
  • number of pages
  • ISBN number
  • price for hardback and/or paperback and/or ebook version, preferably in euros. 
Here is a sample of how such a title should read: 

Ingebritsen, C., Neumann, I.B. & Gstöhl, S (Eds.). (2006). Small states in international relations. Seattle WA & Reykjavik, Iceland: University of Washington Press in association with University of Iceland Press. 352pp, pbk, ISBN: 978-0-2959-8524-4. US$35.00. 

Send your review to Dr Jack Corbett, SST Book Reviews Editor and copied to the SST’s Executive Editor at Expect to be contacted for any revisions. Once published, a reviewer may wish to contact the author and/or publisher of the book reviewed, alerting him/her to the published review; but there is no obligation to do so.

Samples of published book reviews will be readily available from past issues of SST in due course.

Prof. Godfrey Baldacchino
Executive Editor

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