Some thoughts about the requirements for reviewing books

Metaphilosophy 41 (5):715-716 (2010)

David Weissman
City College of New York
Abstract: The quality of peer-reviewed journals is vulnerable to the absence of declared standards for book reviews. Reviewers should agree to several simple rules before undertaking to review books and while writing them. Sensitivity to an author's aims is one requirement; familiarity with an author's previous and relevant publications is another. Critical judgment is always appropriate, but it can be set apart from an account of the ideas reviewed
Keywords approval  programmatic hypotheses  analytic philosophy  freedom  book reviews  journals  standards  editors  publication
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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9973.2010.01656.x
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