Writing a book review

Ethnologie française is committed to offering a wide-ranging, critical overview of current scholarship in the fields of ethnology and anthropology. To this end, the journal will arrange for works that it receives from French or foreign editors to be reviewed. The journal will also provide review copies of publications that qualified individuals offer to review. Offers to publish reviews in the journal should be e-mailed ethnologie.francaise@cnrs.fr

The journal identifies two kinds of reviews:

  • The “essay review” is a well-developed critical review of one or more publications that is between 1,500 and 5,000 words in length;
  • A “review” is shorter critical assessment of between 300 and 1,500 words.

Note that a “review” includes no “Bibliographical References” section. Any bibliographical additions should be included as footnotes.