Welcome to the new Book Reviews section of Global Maritime History! We welcome reviews on any aspect of naval/maritime history broadly conceived!
How to submit a book review:
- If you would like to submit a book review to our site for a book currently in your possession please contact our book review editor: email@example.com
- Please see this list of books for which we are currently seeking reviewers, but we also encourage readers, reviewers, and authors to make book suggestions if a title is not listed.
- Suggestions should:
- Have a topic that falls within Global Maritime History’s purview of “maritime history, broadly conceived.”
- Be monographs or edited volumes published within the past two years, with an emphasis on recently published works.
- We are interested in non-fiction books for a wide variety of audiences, not limited to academic publications.
- Suggestions should:
- If you are interested in adding your name to a repository of potential reviewers please send your contact information and areas of expertise to firstname.lastname@example.org
Guidance on writing your book review:
Book reviews should be between 500-700 words and address the key themes of the book under review. Connections to historiography are encouraged. Please write in an accessible academic style using either American or British spelling. Though not necessary, reviews may include a short author bio (max 100 words), which will be included beneath the review. Once you have completed your review please send it as a word document to the book review editor. Your review may be edited for style and clarity. You will be notified once your review has been posted on the blog.
Notes on obtaining physical review copies:
Most presses are very accomodating and will deliver physical books to reviewers globally. There are a few, however, who will offer only digital review copies in all cases or to all reviewers outside certain regions.
- Cambridge University Press will not offer hard copies outside Europe and North America.
- Brill will only offer digital copies.
- Palgrave Macmillan will only offer digital copies.
If you require a hard copy from one of these presses for review purposes, we will try to work with you to find a solution, but please understand that the GMH review co-editors are volunteers and cannot always find accommodations that should be the responsibility of these major presses.