The Journal of Politics: Book Reviews
If you are interested in reviewing a book for the Journal, please contact:Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl S261 Gibson Hall 1540 Jefferson Park Ave P.O. Box 400787 Charlottesville, VA 22904
Submitting Book Reviews
Please submit your review using the original email invitation. That invitation includes a link to the Editorial Manager website that will allow you to upload your review. Since final versions of book reviews must forwarded to the publisher as whether Word document or a LaTex file (with the related PDF) we strongly prefer that you submit using one of these file types. Once your review is uploaded, it will be sent to your Editorial Manager reviewer page for your approval. This will only take a few minutes.
Style Guidelines for Book Reviews
TheJOPfollowsThe Style Manual for Political Science(2001 revised edition, published by the APSA) supplemented by The Chicago Manual of Style as necessary. The current author guidelines are posted atThe Journal of Politicswebsite, http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/jop/instruct.
Book reviews forThe Journal of Politicsshould be should be double spaced, using a standard sized font. All material, including long
quotes, should be double-spaced. Please use minimal style formatting in your document. Reviews of single books should be between 750-1000 words.
The review should begin with a hanging indent paragraph for each book in the review that includes its title, subtitle, author/s or (editor/s), and publishing information in the following format:
For Single-Authored Books:
In Time of War: Understanding American Public Opinion from World War II to Iraq . By Adam J. Berinsky. (Cambridge University Press, 2009.)
For Edited Books:
Why Not Parties? Party Effects in the United States Senate . Edited by Nathan W. Monroe, Jason M. Roberts, and David W. Rohde. (University of Chicago Press, 2008.)
All subsequent paragraphs should be indented. “Page numbers for quotations from the book are done in this matter” (140). There are no footnotes inJournal of Politicsbook reviews. References to texts not under review should be parenthetical only. Please type your name and institution, exactly as you wish it to be published, at the end of the review. For example:
Valerie Hoekstra, Arizona State University.