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Book Review Guidelines

Book Review Guidelines for Journal of Buddhist Philosophy

General Guidelines:

1. The review should be between 1,000 and 1,500 words.

2. It should make it possible for readers to judge whether or not they want to read the whole book.

3. Articulate the central claims and arguments in the book so the reader can get a good sense of what the author(s) is doing.

4. Briefly situate the book in the context of other scholarship.

5. Evaluate the book.

6. Please follow this style for information listed at the top of the review:


Raj Patel and Jason W. Moore. A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet. Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2017. 311 pages. ISBN 978-0-5202-9313-7 (hardback). US. $24.95.


7. Please follow the Chicago Manual of Style. There is a handy "quick guide" for CMS citation styles here:


8. Please use American spellings and punctuation style.


For Spring issue: February 1 (allows time for revisions, if needed)

For Fall issue: August 1 (allows time for revisions, if needed)

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