The online project, Global Studies Literature Review (GSLR), addresses a convergence of interests between the professional field of international education and the academic fields of international studies and international education. This convergence is occurring in many sectors:

  • The globalization and internationalization of higher education.
  • Increasing expectation of global competencies for professionals in the global business community.
  • The challenges of migration from legal educational and human rights perspectives.
  • The need for public diplomacy exchanges and policy-making professionals to function in the transnational and post-September 11 realities of the 21st century.

Professionals in the field of international education and exchange are expressing a growing interest and need for specialized knowledge, research, and synthesis of emerging perspectives in a wide range of disciplines and fields.

We accept submissions of book review articles (covering more than one book of an author, genre, or discipline) and short book review synopses for publication in future GSLR. Submissions are received once a year, announced via a "Call for Reviewers" with a list of suggested books to review. Reviews submitted outside of these deadlines will be considered for online publication, but may be held until the next issue.

Guidelines for Submission of Book Reviews

  1. Book review articles will compare and review 3-5 books in a short essay format of 1,000–1,200 words, but no more than 1,500 words. The article should address the relevance of the books to the field of international education and should draw upon the reviewer's expertise in the topic. These articles should be conceived as "thought pieces," challenging or analyzing theories and practices.
  2. Book synopses will be short reviews of individual books of 400–500 words. These synopses should address a few questions or ideas of relevance to international educators.
  3. Text must be submitted in Microsoft Word, double-spaced in 12-point font.
  4. Please adhere to NAFSA style guidelines of the Chicago Manual of Style. References to other texts should be provided in the text (author, date) and listed as a reference. Footnotes or endnotes are discouraged.
  5. Submissions should be sent to [email protected].

We have identified nine categories that will serve to organize the focus of the review work. These are listed below. We will issue occasional "Call for Reviewers" for selected books that fit with these descriptions.

  1. Academic text books and disciplinary themes
  2. Comparative education
  3. Critiques and reform of higher education
  4. Global issues
    • Foreign policy and international relations
    • Development issues
    • Environmental issues
  5. Intercultural communication and language education
  6. International education and student affairs
  7. Internationalization and higher education: General
  8. Novels and creative writing
  9. Social justice and human rights

The editors of the Global Studies Literature Review are Emily Gorlewski, Rebecca Hovey, and Bryan McAllister-Grande of the TLS Knowledge Community, Research and Scholarship Subcommittee. We welcome your interest in the project and hope to attract a wide range of perspectives from across our profession. All who are interested are encouraged to submit a review.

Download the GSLR Submission Guidelines

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