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PRism welcomes reviews of any book, article, or event relating to public relations or communication practice, teaching or research.  We welcome review contributions from students, practitioners, academics, or anyone with an interest in communication.  We also welcome reviews, positive or otherwise, of materials posted on this site!

Reviews should be 600 to 800 words, and should preferably take a strong stance on the book, article or event's value or otherwise to teaching, research, or industry application in PR and communication. That stance should be backed by evidence of an analysis of, in the case of books and articles, academic rigour, clarity of argument, writing style, contemporary relevance, practicality, or position within current debate, etc. The review would also normally provide a short synopsis of the book's content and argument, possibly with an overview of chapter content, where applicable and useful. The review should be written for a broad international audience of communication researchers and practitioners. 

What would your peers want to know about this book? Should they bother reading it, and if so, why? What is useful?  What will frustrate or confuse?

Conference, seminar, or event reviews should provide an overview of key speakers, their topics, and some general feedback about what was useful and enjoyable at the event.

Please don't hesitate to contact the book reviews editor, Professor Richard Varey, if you have further questions about reviewing.

Please email completed reviews to Richard, and make sure that you include full publication details in APA style of the book or article reviewed plus a 150 word biography of yourself as reviewer.

PRism's Book Reviews Editor, Dr Richard J Varey, is Professor of Marketing, Department of Marketing, The Waikato Management School, University of Waikato.

Please click here to email Richard with any suggested book reviews, queries about review procedure, etc.



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