welcome your review of books that fit within the topical
guidelines of the journal, broadly focused on “educator’s
lives and lives that are educative.” Our journal has published
reviews of educational biographies, autoethnographies,
memoirs, and methodological texts, among others that fit the
For examples of reviews, please see our journal.
- Reviews of one book are generally 1000 words or less.
- Reviews should usually include
the following components: a concise summary of the book, a
description or analysis of the research methodology, and a
consideration of the author’s intentions, analysis,
frame(s) of reference, and assumed audience.
- Please include all
bibliographic information on the book: title, author, year
of publication, publishing information, number of pages,
ISBN#, and retail price.
- Reviewers should be fair,
forthright, and thoughtful in their reviews. They should
avoid dwelling on typographical or other minor errors
unless these substantially undermine the quality of the
- Book reviews do not undergo
formal blind peer-review. The editors and editorial board
participate in the review process for book reviews.
- The editors reserve the right
to make small editorial changes without consulting the
author. Requests for revisions will be made as necessary
and as time allows. All final decisions to publish any
review rests with the editors.
- Our general page length for
reviews are as follows:
- Reviews of two books are generally 1500 words or less.
- Review essays of two or more books should not exceed 2000
Book review editor: Naomi Norquay, York University (email@example.com)
Articles appearing in Vitae Scholasticae are abstracted and
indexed in Historical Abstracts and America: History and Life.
Before manuscripts are considered for review, authors must
confirm that they have not already been published, are not now
in press or under consideration elsewhere and will not be
submitted elsewhere while under consideration by the Vitae