Writing a book review for publication in an academic journal

Author: John Canning

© John Canning, Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies


Book reviews appear in a variety of publications including academic journals, magazines, newspapers and on websites. However, surprisingly little has been written about how a book review should be written. These activities, aimed primarily at postgraduate research students focus on writing book reviews for academic journals, though the principles can be applied to writing other kinds of book reviews too.



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