- Reviews should not only describe the book or exhibition's contents, but should contain an important critical and evaluative element. It is useful to situate the book or exhibition in relation to previous or current scholarship on the subject, and to relate it, if appropriate, to contemporary scholarly trends or to the author’s or curator's previous work.
- Reviews should be around 1,500 words long.
- Review essays (reviewing multiple titles or exhibitions on a similar theme) can be up to 4,000 words long.
- Please use footnotes sparingly, if at all.
- Reviews should be submitted in MS Word files.
- Manuscripts should be double-spaced in Times New Roman 12 pt. font. Do not justify the right-hand margin.
- The editors reserve the right to shorten or refuse review submissions.
- Reviews will be returned to the authors for editing after changes suggested by the editorial team.
- Please use Canadian spelling.
- Please consult RACAR author guidelines for additional information on style (e.g., italicization, etc.).
- Please list the information at the beginning of the review in the following format:
For a book: John Potvin, Bachelors of a Different Sort: Queer Aesthetics, Material Culture and the Modern Interior in Britain. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2014. 328 pp., 65 b/w illus. Paper $32.95. ISBN: 9781784991098.
For an exhibition: War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, November 10, 2012 - February 2, 2013, curated by Andrea Kunard.
- Your name and institutional affiliation should appear at the end of the review.
- Reviews should be emailed to the reviews editors: Devon Smither for reviews written in English (email@example.com); the position of French reviews editor is currently vacant, for reviews in French, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Deadlines: February 15th for consideration for the Spring issue, and July 15th for the Fall issue.
- Please always contact the reviews editors before writing your review in order to communicate your interest.
- Authors should disclose to the editors any potential conflict of interest.