Book Reviews

Information & Culture Book Review Policy: 

At Information & Culture, we are committed to excellence in scholarship. Below is a list of guidelines used to select books for review and solicit reviewers.

1.Books being reviewed should fall within the scope of the Journal and represent innovative academic scholarship that engages with issues relating to the topic of the history of information. Details can be found on the Journal’s about page. 

2.Information & Culture: A Journal of History is committed to advancing diversity amongst the voices represented in the Journal and in the subject matter of articles and book reviews.

3.Book reviews are meant to further the dialog amongst a community of information scholars and professionals; reviews should contain a brief summary of the book, plus thoughtful analysis and original input from the reviewer that connects the book to existing, relevant fields of knowledge and scholarship. 

4.To maintain timeliness and relevancy, books being reviewed must have been published within the last twelve months.



Process for Book Reviews: 

Book reviews are solicited by the Senior Book Reviews Editor. If you would like to contribute to the Journal by writing a book review, you may submit your name to the pool of potential reviewers by emailing You may be asked to provide a writing sample and CV. Editorial staff will make selections on books and pair them with reviewers based on the criteria above. Please note that due to constraints of print deadlines and page limitations, not all potential reviewers will have the opportunity to review a book.

For contributors that have already been solicited to write a review, please contact the book reviews editor at for more information on specific requirements.