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Books Available for Review in The Slavic and East European Journal

Note: This list is periodically updated. Still, due to the time lag, some books may already be taken or be pending offers.

If you would like to review a book on this list, contact John Bartle, Book Review Editor, at jbartle@hamilton.edu. Please include your prefered mailing address and the number of the book as well as its author and title. If you have not reviewed for SEEJ before, also indicate your affiliation, (briefly!) experience in the field, and general scholarly interests.

If you are an advanced graduate student, you are eligible to submit book reviews. Before submitting your review, however, we strongly encourage you to ask one of your professors to read over your review. All reviews must adhere to the Guidelines below.

We ask that you respect the effort that went into the book under review by striving to be objective in your evaluation. The goal of a review is primarily informative, focusing mainly on the contributions of the given work. State as clearly as possible its argument, methodology, strengths and weaknesses, and identify the readership which might find it of value.

The Book Review Editor reserves the right to copy-edit all reviews. If any but minor editorial changes are made in a review, the reviewer will be given the opportunity to re-examine the edited version before it is typeset. You will be asked to proof-read the typeset version of your review before it goes to press. The ultimate decision as to whether to publish a given review belongs to the Editor-in-Chief.



Current list of books available for review in SEEJ.


Guidelines for Reviewers

1. Book reviews should be typed DOUBLE-SPACED with wide margins on standard 8-1/2 x 11 inch paper.

2. Word limit for standard book reviews is 1000 WORDS (approx. 4 pages of double spaced text). Reviews of collections of articles may take up to 1200 words. Please save time and trouble by shortening your review before you submit it!

3. Please submit your review in TWO HARD COPIES; reviews which are submitted together with a PC file (IBM-compatible file on 3.5" hard disk only, please) are appreciated. Disks will be returned on request. Reviews may also be submitted via e-mail (send as message rather than as attached file).

4. Page references to the work under review should be made in the text as follows: "a great read" (35).

5. References to other works should give title, place and year of publication. DO NOT USE FOOTNOTES.

6. At the start of your review give a full bibliographical description of the book under review, e.g.:

    Ivan Blowmnosoff. Fifty Years on a Collective Farm: What a Bore. Studies of the Rushing Institute, Vol. 97. Cincinatti: Remainder Publishing, 1996. 534 pp., $59.95 (cloth).

Please see that ALL NECESSARY BIBLIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION is supplied and that all elements are CORRECT! Books in Print can confirm all data on books published in the U.S., and your local Reference Desk will probably be willing to get the information for you over the phone. 7. Transliteration: Preferred transliteration system is the Library of Congress System for reviews concerning literature, although the International Scholarly System is also acceptable, especially for reviews of works on linguistics. Transliteration tables appear in current issues of SEEJ. The transliteration system you use must be applied consistently in your review, with the following exceptions:

  • Anglicized words such as ruble, kolkhoz, glasnost, should be used, unless presented in a specialized linguistic context or in directly quoted Cyrillic text.
  • All Russian names should be Anglicized (e.g., Vassily, Zhukovsky), except in bibliographical references, in which case they should appear as spelled in the original sources quoted or cited.
  • Geographical names with common Anglicized spellings should use them (e.g., Yalta, Moscow, St. Petersburg).

8. Your NAME AND AFFILIATION should be given in italics at the end of the review.

9. All those who publish in SEEJ must be current members of AATSEEL.

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We ask that you respect the effort that went into the book under review by striving to be objective in your evaluation. The goal of a review is primarily informative, focusing mainly on the contributions of the given work. State as clearly as possible its argument, methodology, strengths and weaknesses, and identify the readership which might find it of value.

The Book Review Editor reserves the right to copy-edit all reviews. If any but minor editorial changes are made in a review, the reviewer will be given the opportunity to re-examine the edited version before it is typeset. You will be asked to proof-read the typeset version of your review before it goes to press.

The ultimate decision as to whether to publish a given review belongs to the Editor-in-Chief.

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John Bartle
Book Editor, The Slavic and E. European Journal
Hamilton College
e-mail jbartle@hamilton.edu