Book Reviews

Brasiliana Book Reviews

People interested in submitting book reviews are encouraged to do so. In most cases, Brasiliana seeks to publish book reviews of recently published books about Brazil. Those wishing to submit a book review to Brasiliana should first contact the book review editor, Dr. Jeff Garmany:

Once contact with the book review editor has been established and a review has been agreed upon, please follow the guidelines below. Please note that the editor’s interest in a given book, or in fact even a request to review, does not guarantee publication of your review in the journal. Brasiliana is a peer-reviewed academic journal, and the editorial board makes final decisions on publication. Simply submitting a book review to the journal does not guarantee its publication.

To publishers and authors wishing to put forward a book for review: please contact Jeff on the address above. The book must be in keeping with Brasiliana themes and in most cases we will require a copy of the book.



Book reviews should be between 1,200–1,500 words. You should submit your review as a word doc, double-spaced, in 12 pt. font. For more details on our formatting requirements, please see the 'Document Style' section in Author Guidelines. It should begin with the following information placed at the top of the page:

Author or editor name/s, year of publication, book title, publisher and place of publication, total number of pages, ISBN number, and prices for all versions of the book in UK Pounds and US Dollars, and/or Brazilian Reais when applicable (e.g., hardback, paperback, ebook).


Joseli Maria Silva (ed.) (2009) Geografias Subversivas: Discursos Sobre Espaço, Gênero e Sexualidades. Todapalavra: Ponta Grossa, 314 pp. (ISBN 978-85-62450-01-3). Paperback R$40.00.

Reviews should be fair, balanced, and objective. There should be no vested interests, conflict of interest, or personal bias for or against the author.

You should describe the content of the book and its aims and objectives. Note how it fits with similar works in the field, and to what audiences in particular it appeals. Please also consider the strengths and weaknesses of the work, perhaps offering critiques where appropriate.

Please capitalize chapters if you refer to them and use direct quotes sparingly. When referencing page numbers please use p. (page) or pp. (page-ranges). For example, p. 13; pp. 10-13. If you cite other published works in your review, please provide a complete reference using Brasiliana’s house style.

At the end of your review please provide your name, institution/affiliation, and contact details. Follow the same format for coauthored reviews and please be sure the contact author is listed first.

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Please familiarize yourself with our plagiarism policies, and also please note that while we are happy for our book reviews to be reproduced on other platforms, we ask that Brasiliana be duly quoted as the original publisher of the review.

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