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H-HRE Reviews Information
H-HRE's review program is a service both provided by and designed for scholars of the history of the Holy Roman Empire. H-HRE members volunteer to read and carefully analyze new and revised scholarly works, donating their time to benefit the larger community of HRE scholars. For more information on the H-HRE review program, please see below.
Review Word Length
Review Guidelines and Stylesheet
How to Become a Reviewer for H-HRE
Impartiality and Conflicts of Interest
Getting a Book Reviewed by H-HRE
Review Word Length:
Most H-HRE reviews are between 1200-1600 words. Given that this is an electronic medium and print costs are not an issue, however, H-HRE reviewers should have the freedom to write as much or little as they feel necessary in order properly to analyze and review current scholarship. On the other hand, please note that a review that is very short (say under 800 words) may well leave readers wanting more, while a review that is quite long (say over 2000 words) will most likely leave readers with more information than they care to have about a particular book (and overtax the H-Net copyediting system).
Review Guidelines and Stylesheet:
H-HRE follows H-Net's standard review guidelines and stylesheet. When you agree to review a book this information should be sent along with your book. You can also find this information on the H-Net website at: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/style/books.cgi
Please contact your review editor if you have any questions.
How to Become a Reviewer for H-HRE:
H-HRE always welcomes new reviewers. If you are interested in becoming a reviewer please contact a review editor. Reviewers should have scholarly qualifications appropriate to the topic in which they wish to review. Usually this means a PhD, but those with scholarly publications in the appropriate field or ABD scholars who are working towards a relevant PhD dissertation can also qualify.
Please note that H-HRE, following H-Net guidelines, does not accept any unsolicited or volunteered reviews.
Impartiality and Conflicts of Interest:
Reviewers should aim to be as impartial, professional, and temperate as possible when reviewing books. As a scholarly forum, H-HRE aims in general to avoid any ad hominem attacks, personal slurs, unfair or unprofessional innuendos, and so on. Furthermore, if you find that you have a conflict of interest, for example if you are named in the book's acknowledgements or are the friend, the student, or the embittered ex-spouse of an author whose book you have been asked to review, please let the review editor know that you cannot review the book.
Getting a Book Reviewed by H-HRE:
H-HRE book review editors are always interested in new works on any aspect of the history and culture of the Holy Roman Empire. If you know of a book that H-HRE should review, please send an email to a review editor so she can request a copy from the press. Please note, however, that our book review program is a part of the H-Net system and thus any new books should be forwarded to H-Net, NOT to the H-HRE review editors.
The address for sending review copies to H-Net is:
H-Net Reviews in the Humanities and Social Sciences
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