Professional Book Reviews

Call for Professional Book Reviews

The International Journal of Multicultural Education (IJME) welcomes the opportunity to publish reviews of current books in multicultural education and related fields. Book reviews are either solicited by the editor or may be offered unsolicited by prospective reviewers. Selected issues of the journal are theme related, while others are general in focus. Calls for book reviews related to a specific theme issue will appear on this site. General reviews are welcome at all times.

IJME is a peer-reviewed open-access journal for scholars, researchers, practitioners, and students of multicultural education. Committed to promoting educational equity, cross-cultural understanding, and global awareness in all levels of education, IJME publishes two issues a year on various topics.

Book Review Procedures and Criteria

Everyone who wishes to review a book for IJME should first register on the IJME website at http://ijme-journal.org/. On the top of the homepage, select "Register" and then complete the profile information as requested. Please be sure to include all relevant information in the "Bio statement" and register as "Author." Please list your areas of interest and expertise as part of your biographical information. [Note: You may also select "Reviewer." By doing so, you may be asked to provide peer review for submitted journal articles.]

Once you have registered, you have several options:

Choose a recent book related to either the upcoming issue's theme or of general interest to IJME readers. Contact the Professional Book Review editor with your suggestion, and if approved, complete your review, following the format as shown on the Professional Book Review Template.
Wait to be asked to review a recent book in one of your areas of interest and expertise.

Reviews will be considered based on the following criteria:

Does the review provide readers with a clear understanding of the author's thesis and the book's content?
Does the reviewer present a thoughtful and reasoned evaluation of the text?
Is the tone of the review professional? If suggestions for improvement are made, are they stated clearly and with respect?
Does the review adhere to editorial standards of unity, coherence, and emphasis? Is it well-written?
Has the reviewer followed the specific format and length requirement (800-1,200 words)?
Does it follow the format according to the Review Template.
Please follow the following guidelines for submissions:

Submissions should not be under review by other publications.
Reviews must be written according to the most recent edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
Reviews should be written in English without highly technical terms or jargon. Keep in mind that the audience for your review will be multicultural educators of all educational levels.
Be aware that your review will be edited, and it is not uncommon for revisions to be requested. Revision of a manuscript does not guarantee publication.

To submit your book review, go to the IJME website. Log in and at "User Home" click on "Author." At "Active Submissions" click on "Start the Submission Process." Follow the 5-step process for uploading your manuscript to the website. When your submission has been received, the review editor will consider your review and contact you if additional information or revisions are needed. A copyeditor will make final corrections before final posting online.

While book reviews are accepted and published according to a rolling deadline, submissions for theme issues should adhere to the following deadlines:

Fall issue: Reviews should be received by September 1st so that they can be finalized by October 30th to meet the November 1st deadline.
Spring issue: Reviews should be received by March 1st so that they can be finalized by April 30th for May 1st deadline.

Carol Kennett
Trinity International University
School of Education
2065 Half Day Road
Deerfield, IL 60015