Guidelines for Reviews

Character
Reviews of books, online publications, websites, learning materials, hardware and software, conferences and other events, or any other item deemed worthy of review
Maximum length
Reviews are moderated by the editors.
Selection
2,000 words. This includes all text.
Page 0
The first page, which should be numbered 0, should contain the following information, which should not be included in other pages:
  • Indication that the submission is a review
  • Name and nature of product reviewed
  • Names and affiliations of all authors
  • Name and address for correspondence
For book reviews, the following information should also be provided:
  • Author/s or Editor/s of Work
  • Title of Work (Complete)
  • Publisher; Place (full address and web site if available)
  • Date of Publication
  • ISBN
For other products, provide this information:
  • Nature of product
  • Author(s) if known
  • Producer; Place (full address and web site if available)
  • Date of Publication
  • Items included in the product
Structure
The review should contain the following:
  • Nature and contents of the book/product
  • Discussion of book/product
  • Conclusions, summing up judgement of the book/product
Headings
  1. Headings are not obligatory for reviews, and may be omitted
  2. Where used, headings should make the structure of the review clear, and should indicate the content of the sections into which it is divided
  3. Headings should be numbered 1, 2, 3, etc. Further levels of heading are not accepted
  4. Headings should be in Times New Roman, 12 point bold
  5. There should be two blank lines before and one blank line after each heading, except when two headings are consecutive, when there should be one blank line between them.
References
References should not normally be given in reviews. Where it is felt a reference is necessary, the conventions for citation and reference for papers submitted to JeLit should be adopted.
Footnotes
Footnotes should not be used in reviews.
Acknowledgements
Acknowledgements should be listed at the end of the review, under the heading "Acknowledgements".
Appendices
Appendices should not be included in reviews.
Font
  1. All page 0 text should be in Times New Roman, 12 point normal
  2. Headings should be in 12 point bold, all other text should be in 12 point normal
  3. Text in figures should be in Arial 10 point
  4. Captions to figures should be in Arial 10 point
  5. Depart from this only when occasion demands, e.g. reproduction of a text whose formatting is relevant to the review.
Spacing
All submissions should be single spaced.
Paragraphs
Paragraphs should not be indented. Leave one blank line between each paragraph.
Emphasis
Use italics to indicate emphasis. Do not underline text.
Tables
  1. Tables should be included in the text at appropriate places and centred horizontally
  2. A caption of up to 8 words should be placed under each table
  3. Tables should be numbered sequentially and must be referred to in the text as Table 1, Table 2, etc
  4. Display tables as follows:
    Date Time Location Sighting
    21 June 1999 23:15 Beyreau Headless figure
    22 June 1999 22:59 Sonerre Unidentifiable figure
Figures
  1. Figures should be included in the text at appropriate places and centred horizontally
  2. A caption of up to 8 words should be placed under each figure
  3. Figures should be numbered sequentially and must be referred to in the text as Figure 1, Figure 2, etc
  4. Figures must have a maximum width of 500 pixels. Most graphics programmes will show the width of an image in pixels. The editors reserve the right to crop any image wider than 500 pixels
  5. As well as including them in the text, attach separate copies of all figures as individual files in GIF or JPEG format.
Address for correspondence
The address for correspondence supplied in the email which accompanied the submission will be taken as the address for correspondence to be appended to the published item. If a different address for correspondence is required for the published item, this must be specified in the email