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Author Guidelines



Reviews should achieve the following requirements:

1. to contextualize or to embed the reviewed book into a broader relevant scientific debate

2. to give a synopsis as also an overview of the structure of the reviewed book

3. to comment critically the reviewed book


If you like, you can structure your review in this order.


Languages: Reviews can be submitted in English, Spanish, Portuguese or German.


We welcome reviews, which are written in another language than the original book.


Formal Requirements


Title/details of the reviewed book: Author(s), title, place of publication: editorial, year, number of pages


Author (of the review) information: Name, institutional affiliation (University, Institute, project)


Length Reviews: max. 7500 characters, including blanks.


Length Review Essays: max. 15000 characters, including blanks.


Citing the reviewed book: Please avoid citations of more than 20 words.

Place in the running text using quotation marks. Refer to page of the reviewed book in parenthesis, for example: (23). Direct citations need to be in the language of the review (if this implies that the citation has to be translated, please include the original citation in a footnote).


Please do not use Footnotes


Other references: Avoid to use and include other references, except if absolutely required by the argumentation of the review (please use US-American citation style).


File: Submit the manuscript in Word in the .doc format and upload directly to CROLAR here


Grammar and spelling: Please proofread before submitting (also use the Word-spell check, and use the US-American English.


Formatting: Please use Arial font, 12 pt, 1,5 interspace. Please do not use any further formatting and submit the manuscript with ragged setting, without hyphenation and without hanging indents.


Foreign words: Please put foreign words in italics, but not names of organizations and places (e.g. remesa and Organización de los Estados Americanos).


Beyond that, do not use italics, bold characters or underlined text.


Abbreviations: Please write out when first mentioning them (followed by the abbreviation in brackets). Exceptions include very common abbreviations.


Modification[s] and omissions: […] within citations should be visualized using [squared] brackets.



Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.


  2. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).


  3. I agree that my contribution will be published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.


  4. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.



Copyright Notice


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