SOME BRIEF NOTES ON WRITING A BOOK REVIEW

SOME BRIEF NOTES ON WRITING A BOOK REVIEW - SOME BRIEF...

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SOME BRIEF NOTES ON WRITING A BOOK REVIEW The invitation to write a book review for an academic or scientific journal is a recognition that the author of the review has some expertise in the subject, and therefore it is an honor and privilege to publish one. Writing such a review is also a professional responsibility, similar to being invited to evaluate manuscripts and grant proposals. The author of the review is responsible to the author of the book as well as to the journal editor and the readers to systematically, thoroughly, objectively, and fairly summarize and evaluate the volume. In the end, a good review helps the reader decide whether or not the entire book is worth reading. This is an important service to a prospective reader of a book, considering the considerable number and diversity of volumes available on any given subject. It is simply impossible to read everything that might be available. The choice of which books to read and which ones to forgo must be made from many possibilities, and a good book review is very helpful in that respect. Furthermore, book reviews can be very useful for students
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