Professional Book Review
Writing a book review is an important service, of an importance similar to that of peer reviewing manuscripts submitted for publication. A professional book review goes beyond simply summarizing the book’s content. Rather, it is a critical peer evaluation that can affect the way in which colleagues regard the book, influence others’ decisions to read the book, and therefore, ultimately, help determine its contribution to the field.
Recommended word length
Approximately 1000 words (not including references).
Review articles of good quality are frequently needed in the presence of the growing number of research papers as a way of helping to organize some aspect of the entire field, often focusing specifically on theory development or evaluation. A review article is expected to provide a summary and/or a synthesis of the findings of selected research contributions being published by other authors. The main purpose of a review article is to examine the current state of the relevant publications on a given topic and to initiate a discussion about the research methodologies and the findings related to the topic. Therefore, a review article should contain a comprehensive list of supporting references being thoroughly cited in the text.
The structure of a review article will differ from the structure of a regular paper due to the optional omission of some basic sections such as Methods, Results, or Discussion.
Review articles will be generally evaluated on:
The goal of descriptive investigation is to describe. It should provide factual, accurate and systematic descriptions of phenomena without attempting to infer causal relationships. It does not answer questions about the how, when, or why a particular phenomenon occurred. It should serve to provide a foundation for building new knowledge and theory (such studies should be directed at providing novel data on important and unknown phenomena, e.g., dynamics of affect, performance, or other behaviors; discovery and documentation of new, important, and meaningful phenomena); and provide rigorously conducted qualitative information on phenomena that are difficult to capture with quantitative methods.
Descriptive Investigations will be evaluated generally on:
Specific Reviewer Guidelines for Descriptive Investigations:
Please feel free to include any additional comments at the end of your review. If there are concerns that you would like to voice only to the co-editors of HAIB , please add a section labeled “For Editors Only” at the end of your review.
The scientific method is the foundation of empirical investigations, wherein one or more independent variables are manipulated and one or more dependent measures are recorded. The researcher uses random assignment whenever possible or appropriate as well as a variety of control techniques to reduce threats to internal validity while balancing the need to for external validity. At least one hypothesis, often derived from a theoretical framework, is tested by means of quantifiable evidence. Many researchers also add qualitative forms of evidence to their overall analysis and synthesis of findings to support or refute a theory or hypothesis.
Please feel free to include any additional comments at the end of your review. If there are concerns that you would like to voice only to the co-editors of HAIB, please add a section labeled “For Editors Only” at the end of your review.