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What are we looking for?

We accept two types of review submissions: book reviews and article commentaries. Book reviews are usually longer and more in-depth than article commentaries. Reviews in both formats must engage with books or articles whose topic can be connected to the notion of responsibility, though this connection does not need to be explicit in the original text. The book or article under review must be published recently (within the last year of submission) or be a seminal text in its field. In the latter case the review or commentary must discuss the relevance and influence of the text.

All submissions should adhere to the author guidelines outlined below and be submitted to alongside a completed submission form.

Author guidelines

Word count: Book reviews should be between 1,000-2,500 words, article commentaries between 800-1,500 words. Footnotes and bibliography are not included in the word count.

Referencing: Please use the Harvard referencing style and include a full bibliographic reference list for each source quoted.

Plagiarism: If your manuscript was written as part of a course assessment, we advise you to submit it to the Responsibility Collective after it has been marked so that you do not plagiarise yourself.

Language: Submissions must be in English. English or American spelling is accepted but must be consistent. Please edit your manuscript before submitting. Submissions must not be under consideration with other publishers and should not be already published elsewhere.

Formatting: You must include a suggested title with your submission. Reviews and commentaries should include the ISSN or DOI of the book reviewed. Detailed formatting is done later in the editing process once a submission is accepted.


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