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How to write a scholarly book review for publication in a peer-reviewed journal: a review of the literature.
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PMID:  20480015     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To describe and discuss the processes used to write scholarly book reviews for publication in peer-reviewed journals and to provide a recommended strategy and book appraisal worksheet to use when conducting book reviews.
METHODS: A literature search of MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, and the Index to Chiropractic Literature was conducted in June 2009 using a combination of controlled vocabulary and truncated text words to capture articles relevant to writing scholarly book reviews for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
RESULTS: The initial search identified 839 citations. Following the removal of duplicates and the application of selection criteria, a total of 78 articles were included in this review including narrative commentaries (n = 26), editorials or journal announcements (n = 25), original research (n = 18), and journal correspondence pieces (n = 9).
DISCUSSION: Recommendations for planning and writing an objective and quality book review are presented based on the evidence gleaned from the articles reviewed and from the authors' experiences. A worksheet for conducting a book review is provided.
CONCLUSIONS: The scholarly book review serves many purposes and has the potential to be an influential literary form. The process of publishing a successful scholarly book review requires the reviewer to appreciate the book review publication process and to be aware of the skills and strategies involved in writing a successful review.
Alexander D Lee; Bart N Green; Claire D Johnson; Julie Nyquist
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of chiropractic education     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1042-5055     ISO Abbreviation:  J Chiropr Educ     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-18     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8915779     Medline TA:  J Chiropr Educ     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  57-69     Citation Subset:  -    
Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.
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