Círculo De Reseñadoras/es / Circle of Reviewers

.................................................................................................................  Hispanic Journal publishes reviews of books on literatures and films in Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Basque, and Portuguese, and on Spanish and Portuguese linguistics. For a list of books recommended for review, see the link titled LIBROS SUGERIDOS PARA RESEÑAS.

Book reviews
A current subscription to the journal will be required of all authors of reviews if their submission is accepted. Reviews may be submitted on books that were published no more than three years ago, and for which no more than two other reviews have already appeared in other journals. Book reviews may be written in Spanish or English. A review of a single book may be between 550 and 1,000 words in length, while a review of two or three books on related topics may be as long as 1,750 words. These maximum word counts include a brief bibliography if the author chooses to add one. Reviews should provide both a detailed summary and a critical evaluation of each book’s contents. The reviews should be prepared according to MLA style. Writers of reviews are encouraged to consult the model reviews posted on Hispanic Journal website.

Hispanic Journal especially encourages the review of books received by the journal. The website provides a list of these books. A potential reviewer may request to borrow one book at a time from Hispanic Journal, but that individual must have or initiate a subscription to Hispanic Journal at the time s/he makes the request to borrow. Books may be borrowed for a period of two months, with an option to renew for a third month. Hispanic Journal will mail the book to the potential reviewer, but that individual must pay for the book to be mailed back to the journal office at the end of the borrowing period.

How to submit a book review
An original and one copy of the review should be submitted to the editor via email. The original should contain no reference to the author, but the title page of the copy must contain the author’s name, postal and email addresses, and phone numbers (personal and fax). Along with the submission, please include a two-paragraph cover letter, introducing oneself and your review, and indicating the word count of the review. Please also fill out the top portion of the Book Review Submission form, found on the website. 

Questions? please write to: owner-hispanic-journal@iup.edu or vgiz@iup.edu
Subject: Hispanic Journal

 


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