Write on! Book Reviews

Writing book reviews is a lucrative business: the author gets both a free copy of the book, and another entry in the list of publication. If you’re interested in either, read on and write on!

The journal:

The Israel Law Review (published by CUP) seeks reviewers for books recently published in the areas of human rights, international and public law. Our book review policy is here.

The Israel Law Review is a double-blind peer reviewed journal established in 1966, published by Cambridge University Press under the auspices and management of the Minerva Center for Human Rights at the Law Faculty of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Under this stewardship, it focuses on scholarship in the fields of human rights, public law and international law. The Editors-in-Chief of the journal are Prof. Sir Nigel Rodley, University of Essex, UK, and Prof. Yuval Shany, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

We publish reviews of two types: 

Short reviews, which provide the reader with an overview of the general content, scope and overall quality of the text. The deadline for short reviews is usually two months from the time in which the reviewer receives the text, although adjustments are possible where necessary.

Review essays (3,000-10,000 words), which place the reviewed text within the field of law addressed by the author and provide deeper analysis of the underlying assumptions or theories proposed in the text. The deadline for review essays is usually three months from the time in which the reviewer receives the text, although adjustments are possible where necessary.

What to do next:

One book for which we are specifically seeking a reviewer at this point is: Steven Freeland, Addressing the Intentional Destruction of the Environment during Warfare under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (Intersentia, 2015). This may whet your appetite to read the book.

We have numerous other books on our list (until the list is posted on the Cambridge Journals Online website please contact the academic editor, Prof. Yaël Ronen, at yael.ronen@mail.huji.ac.il for details), and are happy to consider any publication within our mandate, so feel free to make your suggestion.

If you are interested in reviewing a book, whether on our list or otherwise,  please send an email with a brief description of your professional background and interest in reviewing the book to the academic editor of the journal, Prof. Yaël Ronen, at yael.ronen@mail.huji.ac.il. Please also attach a CV. Let us know if you have the book in your possession. If not, we will arrange to have it sent to you by the publisher (either in hard copy or in e-copy, depending on the publisher’s policy).

For additional information, please contact the academic editor, Prof. Yaël Ronen, at yael.ronen@mail.huji.ac.il.

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