Guidance for Book Reviewers
The Australian Defence Force Journal seeks reviewers for a range of books provided direct to us from the publishers. Reviews of books that cover a wide range of subjects, not just military matters and war studies, are considered for publication. Normally, books will only be considered for review if they are currently in print and have been published within 12 months of receipt of the review copy.
While no payment is made for reviews, books sent out can be retained by the reviewer for their personal library. Persons interested in becoming reviewers are invited to contact the Australian Defence Force Journal Managing Editor via Internet e-mail at: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
The Australian Defence Force Journal Managing Editor will consider DVD, Video and CD-ROM submissions on a case by case basis, but generally these media are not considered for review.
To assist in editing for publication, reviews should be submitted between 500 and 1500 words in Times New Roman 12 pt font. Submission in Windows or Mac MS Word format is essential. Reviews should not contain notes, reviewer biography or inserts such as photos or maps.
Book reviews should be submitted electronically in the following format (with example).
ADFJ BOOK REVIEW
SQNLDR JANICE SMITH, CSC
Title & Sub-Title: BITTER OCEAN: The Dramatic Story of the Battle of the North Atlantic 1939–1945
Author: David Fairbank White
Publisher: Headline Press
Plus date of publication and ISBN.
Word Count: 700
Reviewers accept the Editor may choose to trim or make minor editorial adjustments without reference back to the reviewer. The theme or intent of the review will not be changed and copies of final edits will not be sent out.
Not all reviews submitted will be published.