Book Review Submission: All books reviews must be approved in advance by the Book Review
reviewed. Book reviewers may propose a book for review. Book authors may not review their
own work. Reviewers should refrain from reviewing any book with which they have a conflict of
Content: The book review should be an engaging, informative, and critical discussion of
approximately 700-1000 words. The review should follow the ESMQ Style Guidelines.
The review should consider:
· An introduction to the author(s), including the author's title and place of work, and some
indication of who the author is (e.g., the renowned sport finance theorist; sport event manager).
· The intended audience for the book and who would find it useful;
· The key ideas and major objectives of the book;
· The soundness of methods and information sources used;
· A comparison with other works on this subject;
· Informing the reader about what is happening in the topic area the book addresses; what
the state of knowledge is in the subject; and how this new book adds, changes, or breaks
new ground in our knowledge of this subject;
· Constructive comments about the strength and weaknesses of the book;
· For edited books: dominant themes with reference to specific chapters as appropriate; and
implications of the book for research, policy, practice, or theory.
The header of the review should include:
· Author(s) or editor(s) first and last name(s) (please indicate if it is an edited book)
· Title of book
· Year of publication
· Place of publication
· Number of pages
· Price (please indicate paperback or hard cover) if available
At the end of your review, please include:
· Your first and last name
· Institution affiliation
· A brief biographical note along the line of:
Breile Yahgis received her (degree) in (field) from….She is currently….Where she
teaches/conducts research/practices in….Her interests include…etc.
1. All references should be made in-text, rather than as footnotes or endnotes. These
references should take the following form: (Smith, 1999). If it is necessary to cite a
particular page number, the reference should be in the following form: (Smith, 1999, p.27).
2. All reviews should be submitted with UK English. (To change the language in an MS
Word document, first “select all” (ctrl-a) of your text, then choose “Language” and “Set
Language” from the Tools pull-down menu. Choose “English (U.S.)” from the available list.)
3. ESMQ is an international journal. Authors must communicate to a wide audience with
many readers in countries other than their own. Language must also be void of
unnecessary jargon and technical terms.
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