Technical and Presentational
Guidelines for Submissions to
Sociology Review of Books (ISRB)
At the beginning of the submission, give the title,
or titles, of the publication(s) dealt with, the author(s), name(s)
of the publisher(s), place (s) of publication (including state if in
the USA), 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).
- Avoid using footnotes.
Give only essential references; these should be in the same format as
for the articles in International Sociology, and should be placed at
the end of the text submitted.
- Please suggest up to five
key words' or phrases likely to give guidance on the relevance
of the material under review to the reader's interests. It would probably
be helpful if one or two of those could be relatively general (e.g.
sociology of religion'), while others might be much more specific.
Remember, these not only help the reader, but may also affect the appearance
of the review in response to computer searches by topic. Also provide
a word count.
- At the end of the submission,
please give your name, title, institutional affiliation, full postal
address, e-mail, telephone and fax numbers.
- Manuscripts should, if
possible, be submitted initially by e-mail, to facilitate easy interchange
of queries and comments. If that is not possible, they should be typed
in double spacing [including notes and references] on one side of the
paper only, and 2 copies should be sent to the Editor of ISRB.
- In using a word processor,
please note the following points: type without justification, and do
not insert hyphen breaks or other hard returns except to indicate 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
- The final text of accepted
reviews should be sent as an e-mail attachment , preferably in Word for Windows, together with two hard copies.
The hard copies will be double spaced, on A4 paper.
- Once your submission has
been accepted, you will be sent a legal form to sign which assigns the
copyright of your article to Sage. 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.
- You will be sent 5 off-prints
of your review, by the publisher, Sage. If you want these sent to a
different address from that given at the end of the review, please supply
the appropriate address.
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 warmly 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.