ISR does not accept unsolicited book reviews, but welcomes submissions of review essays. Manuscripts should be submitted as an e-mail attachment in Word format to the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org. Authors are advised to contact the editor in advance for feedback on the appropriateness of their proposals
Contributions may be submitted in languages other than English, with a summary in English. If the submission is accepted, the author will be asked to have the work translated into English. The editor, however, reserves the right to reject the manuscript if there are too few reviewers available to evaluate it in the original language.
At the beginning of the submission, give the title, or titles, of the publication(s) reviewed, the author(s), the name(s) of the publisher(s), place(s) of publication (city; also state and country if needed), year(s) of publication, number(s) of pages (stating whether or not this includes an index), cover price, and ISBN (for both hardback and paperback if available).
A book review should look exactly as follows:
Author of book under review [first name last name],
Book Title: Book Subtitle, place of publication: Publisher, year; number of pages (includes/without index): ISBN, cover price (if available)
Reviewed by reviewer’s first name last name, affiliation, country
List of 3–5 keywords separated by ;
[Your review: maximum length 1,500 words]
[Your biography and address: maximum length 75 words]
A review essay should look exactly as follows:
Title of review essay
Reviewer’s first name last name
Reviewer’s affiliation, country
[Text of abstract]
List of 3–5 keywords, separated by ;
List of books under review (see above for style)
[Your review essay: maximum length 5,000 words]
[Your biography and address: maximum length 75 words]
Do not use footnotes. Book reviews should not contain endnotes or references unless absolutely necessary. Essential notes should be indicated by a superscript Arabic numeral placed after the punctuation. All notes should be placed after the text and before the reference section. Any general note, acknowledgement, or brief statement should be the first, unnumbered note.
Please provide 3–5 keywords or phrases to describe your manuscript. It would be helpful if one or two of those could be relatively general (e.g. ‘sociology of religion’), while others may be more specific. Remember, these are the key to computer searches by topic.
Book reviews should be between 1200–1500 words. Review essays should be between 3500–5000 words. Review essays should include an abstract of 100–150 words.
In preparing your manuscript, please be sure to:
type without justification;
use single quotation marks (except for quotes within quotes);
not insert hyphen breaks or other hard returns except when indicating the end of a paragraph;
avoid embedded fonts or any dedicated notes programs—use the same program as for the main text; use the same size type throughout;
avoid all special or additional formatting, such as borders and headers;
cite a reference in the text as follows: (Smith, 1995: 234);
follow the SAGE Harvard reference style (see below).
Give specific dates in the form: 22 November 2010.
Decades may be referred to either as ‘the nineties’ or ‘the 1990s’.
Clark JM and Hockey L (1979) Research for Nursing. Leeds: Dobson.
Gumley V (1988) Skin cancers. In: Tschudin V and Brown EB (eds) Nursing the Patient with Cancer. London: Hall House, pp. 26–52.
Huth EJ, King K and Lock S (1988) Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals. British Medical Journal 296(4): 401–405.
Journal article published ahead of print
Huth EJ, King K and Lock S (1988) Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals. British Medical Journal. Epub ahead of print 12 June 2011. DOI: 10.1177/09544327167940.
National Center for Professional Certification (2002) Factors affecting organizational climate and retention. Available at: www.cwla.org./programmes/triechmann/2002fbwfiles (accessed 10 July 2010).
Clark JM (2001) Referencing style for journals. PhD Thesis, University of Leicester, UK.
Clark JM (2006) Referencing style for journals. The Independent, 21 May, 10.
Conference article (published or unpublished)
Clark JM and Smith P (2002) Latest research on car exhaust manifolds. In: 17th international conference on strain analysis (ed L Macadam), London, UK, 23–25 September 2010, pp.12–14. London: Professional Engineering Publishing.
Clark JM (2006) Article title. In: Blog title. Available at: www.blogit.com/johnmatthewclark (accessed 20 August 2011).
MacDonald S (2008) The state of social welfare in the UK. Report, University of Durham, UK, June.
Citigroup Ltd. (2011) How to make your money work for you. Report for the Department of Finance. Report no. 123345, 13 June. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
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At the end of the submission, please state your name, title, affiliation, and e-mail address. In addition, please attach a short (50 to 75 word) biographical sketch.
Once your submission has been accepted, you will be sent a legal form to sign which assigns the copyright of your article to SAGE. Please return a hard copy to SAGE at the address on the form and an e-mail copy as an attachment to ISR. (SAGE permits you to publish the whole or part of the review elsewhere in work written or compiled by you, as long as appropriate acknowledgements are made.)
You will be sent proofs of your review for correction. Please make any corrections needed promptly, and return the proofs as instructed. Copies of your published review will be sent to you by SAGE.
Each submission will be given careful editorial attention, and questions may be raised with the contributor before a final version is accepted. There may also be some editing for language, especially where the contributor is not a native speaker of English, but any non-trivial suggestions will be discussed with the contributor to ensure that the intended meaning has been retained. Contributors are encouraged to raise issues with the editor at an early stage if they are not certain of the best way to proceed, and their suggestions of the most effective ways to fulfil our remit—even if those go beyond the points made above—will be welcomed.
Please note: The necessary complexity of the editorial processes, as well as possible delays in international postal services, imply that prompt attention to queries and serious adherence to deadlines are of the highest importance.