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Urban Affairs Review

Style Sheet for Book Reviews and Instructions for Reviewers

Book Review Format and Style:

Book reviews start with the title, author, and publishing information as shown in the following example:

Michael Pagano and Ann O'M. Bowman, Cityscapes and Capital: The Politics of Urban Development (Baltimore: Johns    Hopkins University Press, 1995), 188 pgs., $32.50 (cloth).

Book reviews are typically 800-1000 words in length.

All paragraphs are indented with the first word.

"Page numbers for quotations from the book are done in this manner" (p.140).

There should be no endnotes. Any references should be parenthetical (Stone 1989, 22) and used only when absolutely essential. References should be listed at the end of the review, as in the followinf examples:


Logan, J.R. and Molotch, H.L. 1987. Urban Fortunes. Berkeley: Univ. of California Press


Judd, D. R. 1999. Constructing the tourist bubble. In The Tourist City, edited by D. R. Judd and S. S. Fainstein, 35-53. New Haven, CT: Yale Univ. Press.


Sites, W. 1997. The limits of urban regime theory. Urban Affairs Review, 32: 536-77.

Instructions for Submitting a Review:

Reviews are to be sent to the Book Review Editor as an electronic file (Microsoft Word format), as an e-mail attachment.

Authors should include in their e-mail the following contact information:

Author's full name
Author's title
Institutional address
Telephone number
Fax number
E-mail address

Please submit your review as an electronic file email attachment and your contact information to the e-mail address below: