Book Reviews

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AlterNative accepts book reviews of published academic books dealing with indigenous peoples, issues and themes that have been published in the preceding two years. Book authors and publishers are encouraged to send review copies to:

AlterNative
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga
University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019
Auckland 1142
NEW ZEALAND

AlterNative encourages two kinds of submissions, unsolicited and solicited.

Unsolicited reviewers select their own materials to review. If you are interested in reviewing a book for AlterNative please contact us at editors editors@alternative.ac.nz with your details and the details of the book.  We can then confirm if it would be of interest and give you a deadline for submission. This does not infer publication; all reviews will be assessed for suitability before publication.

Solicited reviewers are contacted and asked to review materials from the Journal’s current list of books available for review.

If you would like to be considered as a solicited reviewer, please contact us with your CV, a list of publications or a short bio, including a brief outline of your suitability to review the book on this topic. We will send you the book review copy, which is yours to keep after review.  This does not infer publication; all reviews will be assessed for suitability before publication.

We especially encourage reviews from graduate students or early career academics.

Writing a Book Review

On receipt of the review copy reviewers are given two months to complete the review.

A book review should not exceed 1000 words and follow the Author guidelines. Please see our Guide to Book Reviewing for instructions before writing the review.

Please consult our sample book review available below and our previously published book reviews for some guidance on the format expectations.