Electronic Book Reviews - General Information and Submission Guidelines




The SIL Electronic Book Reviews gives reviews of scholarly works for the benefit of SIL linguists and the scholarly community at large. The series is published in electronic format by Global Publishing Services (GPS), SIL International (Dallas, TX).

Reviews that are published in the SILEBR series do not preclude revision and later publication in another outlet.

Submission process

Who may submit a review?

Any SIL staff may submit a book review for publication in the series. Reviews may also be submitted by non-SIL scholars whose work is closely related to SIL or who have worked with an SIL consultant.

How do I submit a review for the series?

Before submitting a book review authors should have it peer reviewed by a qualified consultant in the domain of the work and then revised to the satisfaction of the consultant. Authors submit an electronic copy of the paper to the editor of the series along with a letter of appraisal from the consultant who reviewed it. If authors have no access to a consultant they may send submissions without an appraisal and GPS will have it reviewed.

Submissions: SILEBR@sil.org

Style and format requirements

Microsoft Word is the preferred file format for manuscripts. Authors should use one of these versions of the SIL Template for Authors, which contains appropriate paragraph and character styles, Word 2003 or Word 2007/10. Right click one of these links, then left click “Save link as” (to save the template to your computer). The Reference Guide explains the use of the template and styles. Not using the SIL Template will lead to delays and possible rejection.

Authors of manuscripts containing non-Roman text (such as Devanagari, Arabic, or other non-Roman scripts) must submit a folder of font files, along with the electronic version of their manuscript and PDF. The non-Roman scripts should be encoded with Unicode fonts. (IPA fonts are included in the Charis SIL font set, which is the standard font for the SIL Template for Authors.)

Publishing process

After submission, a GPS editor will suggest changes, and the author will approve the final content. After that, a compositor will do the final layout, and the author will approve the final copy.

Questions/comments: SILEBR@sil.org