SCJ BRO Style Sheet

  1. Follow the format used in the Journal: Title, Author. Place of Publication: Publisher. Year. Number of pages. Price. ISBN.
  2. Directly under the bibliographic information, skip a line and place your own name and institutional affiliation.
  3. PLEASE MEET THE DEADLINE SET FOR YOUR REVIEW. If you cannot meet it, notify the book review editor immediately via fax 540-375-4935, e-mail (, or phone 540-375-2202. Authors of books and our readers value quick turn-arounds. We aim to review a book within 16 months of its publication.
  4. The Journal uses Chicago Manual of Style, 15th Edition and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition for writing and spelling standards.
  5. Please stay within the word limit assigned. If your review significantly exceeds the word limit, it will be edited to the assigned length for you.
  6. Please submit your review electronically via e-mail message or as an e-mail attachment to, or, or If we have transmission problems, then we may ask for a hard copy or diskette.
  7. Your review will be copy edited.
  8. If there are no concerns with the content of a review, then page proofs will be sent to the reviewer electronically after 12 weeks. Please proof for typos only; substantive changes to the page proofs multiply the possibility of errors. Your changes or approval of the proof may be forward to the Book Review Office via a return e-mail.
  9. If your address changes, please inform the Book Review Office (BRO). We prefer institutional to home addresses because they change less frequently.
  10. If you decide against reviewing a book, please return it to the BRO as soon as possible. The failure to do so will rob an author and colleague of their chance for peer review.

Copyright for all book reviews published in Sixteenth Century Journal is assigned by the reviewer to the Journal.  By submission of your review, you the reviewer understand the Sixteenth Century Journal and its agents will create and electronically distribute copies of your review, including, but not limited to, yourself and the book publisher.

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