Guidelines for reviewers

The Marx and Philosophy Review of Books attempts to be useful to a wide range of readers. Reviews should be written in a style which corresponds to this aim.


The Header

The Review should start with a Header specifying details of the book(s) reviewed:

This information should be formatted as in the following examples:

István Mészáros
The Challenge and Burden of Historical Time: Socialism in the Twenty-first Century
Monthly Review Press, New York, 2008. 480pp., $29.95 pb.
ISBN 9781583671696

Andrew Chitty, and Martin Mcivor (eds)
Karl Marx and Contemporary Philosophy
Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2009. 288pp., £50 hb.
ISBN 9780230222373

Reviewed by: Your Name

The Text of the Review


For more detailed guidance on referencing and other matters of format and style see the Style Sheet.

Biographical paragraph

At the very end of the review (after References, if any) include a brief biographical description (up to 50 words), and your email address if you wish. For example:

John Smith is studying for a PhD on Marx’s Theory of Alienation at Some University (

Joanna Jones is Lecturer in Philosophy at Footlights College, Oxbridge. She works on Marxism and ethics.

If you have previously done a review, please inform the editor if you are updating your details.


Reviews are accepted for the Marx and Philosophy Review of Books on the understanding that the material in them is not also published elsewhere.

Editorial Process

Revised: 8 December 2016

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