Academic Book Reviews

Overview:

JoLLE reviews books that are relevant to both scholars and practitioners regarding our focus on language and literacy education. We welcome books from publishers and encourage teachers and researchers to participate in the review of books for JoLLE. 

For more information, contact our current book review editor at bookrev@uga.edu.

Academic Book Review Guidelines

Academic reviews entail critical readings of academic texts for practitioners or researchers. Reviewers are encouraged to bring outside texts, experiences, or understandings to deepen the understandings of the text. There could also be connections to teaching or applications to instruction. Reviews should include a brief summary of the book accompanied by critical evaluation of strengths and weaknesses of the text, and the book’s pertinence to certain audiences. There must be depth or critical thinking evident and the ability to incorporate and synthesize various texts and ideas.

Reviews are in general between 5 t0 8 pages double-spaced, with demarcated sections. All text should be Word files written in 12 point Times New Roman.  Submissions should begin with the APA citation of the text with the reviewer name and affiliation below, preceded by “Reviewed by:”.  The text of your review should follow APA guidelines, but also include first-person perspectives that offer the particular reader-response of the reviewer.

For additional information on book reviews, please refer to the Education Review website.

Available Academic Books for Review:

If you have a book that you would like to review for JoLLE or you would like to inquire about books currently available for review, please email our current book review editor at bookrev@uga.edu.

Permission to Publish

In submitting a manuscript to JoLLE, you agree to the following terms of publication, which must be acknowledged via email:

Approval and Acceptance: We mutually agree that publication of the manuscript and/or art is contingent upon its acceptance for publication by JoLLE and upon its meeting editorial standards.

Warranty: You warrant that the submission is original; that it contains no matter which is libelous or is otherwise unlawful or which invades individual privacy or infringes any proprietary right or any statutory copyright; and you agree to indemnify and hold JoLLE harmless against any claim or judgment to the contrary. If JoLLE consents to publish your manuscript and/or art, and you consent to publication, you grant and assign to JoLLE for its exclusive use the entire copyright for the work submitted.

Previous Publication and Permission: You warrant that the manuscript and/or art has not been published elsewhere in whole or in part and that no agreement to publish the manuscript and/or art or any part or version thereof is outstanding. Should the manuscript and/or art contain any material that requires written permission for inclusion in, such permission shall be obtained at your own expense from the copyright owner and submitted with the manuscript.

Overview: JoLLE reviews books that are relevant to both scholars and practitioners regarding our focus on language and literacy education. We welcome books from publishers and encourage teachers and researchers to participate in the review of books for JoLLE. 

For more information, contact our current book review editor at bookrev@uga.edu.

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