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Fall/Winter 2002
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Reviewer Guidelines

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Please take note of the following guidelines in writing your review:

1. The review should begin with full details of the book including page length, ISBN and price, if known. Book reviewers must utilize the Harvard (author-date) system of referencing for this. Quotations from the book, reference to other books and end-noting ought be kept to an absolute minimum, if not avoided altogether.

2. Books sent for review are usually on transnational broadcasting, global media corporations, international communications, satellite television, interactive media, etc. But if the book is not directly on such topics, you are requested to relate the review to them.

3. The review should provide an objective and critical evaluation of the book's strengths, weaknesses, and contribution to knowledge, rather than merely a summary of content. A single-book review should usually be approximately 500-750 words while a comparative review article on two or more books may be between 750-1,000 words, in Times New Roman 12-point font, double-spaced, aligned left.

4. The review should include the details of the reviewer in the following format: name in preferred style (academic title optional), school/department, university affiliation, city/country.

5. Please complete your review within a month of being sent the book. If you are unable to meet that deadline, contact the review editor immediately.

6. Send the completed review, preferably by e-mail attachment, using Microsoft Word 6.0 (or higher) software and no encoding. Do not send the review by fax or by mail unless accompanied by a disk copy.

7. All book reviews will be subject to review by the reviews editor, who reserves the right to edit them. Book reviewers may be asked to make revisions before final acceptance is made.

8. The book sent to you may be retained only if the review is formally accepted for publication, perhaps after revisions. If your review is not considered of an acceptable quality for publication, the book needs to be returned for use by another reviewer.

9. Given limitations of space, it is not possible to guarantee the inclusion of a book review in any particular issue of TBS. Most reviewers may usually expect their work to be published within a year of their formal acceptance.

10. Direct all enquiries and correspondence to the TBS reviews editor:
Dr. Amos Owen Thomas
School of Marketing & Management
Griffith University, Gold Coast, Qld 9726, Australia

Copyright 2002 Transnational Broadcasting Studies
TBS is published by the Adham Center for Television Journalism, the American University in Cairo