Sunday, August 24, 2008


Also from the awesome Dr. Mackiewicz:

Call for Book Reviews
for IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication

The IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication seeks reviews of books related to professional, technical, and scientific communication. The books can be textbooks, “how-to” manuals, scholarly works by single authors, or edited collections. In addition, reviews of other media, such as CDs and online tutorials are welcome too.

Please follow these guidelines when submitting your book review:
1. The heading of your review should contain the items
below, in the order listed. Use 12-point Times New Roman
font for these items:
• Name of book author(s)
• Book title (and subtitle, if applicable) in italics.
• “Book Review” heading
• “Reviewed by” heading
• Your name and IEEE membership status, if you are a
member. (You don’t have to be.)
• “Book Publisher” heading
• Place of publication, publisher, and date
• Number of pages in the book and whether there is an
• Index terms: list at least three keywords that are relevant
to the book

2. Submit your review as an attached Word or .rtf document
by email to Joyce Rothschild at

3. Submit a signed copyright form by fax, attention Jo
Mackiewicz, at +1 334-844-9027. Even better, sign the
copyright form, scan it, and email it as a PDF document or
as an image embedded in a Word document to

4. Length: A review of a single book generally runs 1000–
2000 words.

5. Book review content:
• Explicitly state the audience for the book—the one the
author intends as well as any other audiences you think
the book might interest or help. Remember that IEEE-TPC
readers comprise an international, interdisciplinary group
of readers, including both academic and industry readers
in a variety of institutions and organizations.
• State the purpose of the book. Most books reviewed in
IEEE-TPC address theoretical, applied, or pedagogical
issues related to professional or technical communication.
• State explicitly the extent to which the book achieves its
purpose. Make your final assessment clear at the
beginning of your review.
• If the book is one that falls outside the field of professional
communication, explain how its content will interest IEEETPC
• (if applicable) Note any ways that the book fails to
achieve its purpose and/or fails to contribute to the field
of professional communication.
• The list of books that are available for review is online at the journal’s website, as is an example book review:

If you have questions, please feel free to contact the book review editor, Joyce Rothschild, at or the associate book review editor, Nicole Madison, at

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