[SIGCIS-Members] opportunities for book reviewers - IEEE Annals of the History of Computing

Andrew Russell arussell at arussell.org
Sun Sep 11 18:36:40 PDT 2016

Hi everyone - 

I hope most of you read the IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, and perhaps some of you have noticed that we’ve been trying to bring more variety to the Reviews column in recent years.  (I’m the Reviews editor.)  We’ve run reviews of technical histories, cultural histories, popular histories, edited volumes, computer game histories, and even a few films and TV shows.  The reason I bring this up is that I’m always looking for people who would like to write reviews.  I’m open to all sorts of suggestions and ideas.  Perhaps you know graduate students who would do a good job with a review; perhaps you would like to write a review essay that draws on 3 to 5 recent books; perhaps you think that Annals readers would be interested to learn about books from areas where they don’t typically read.  As we all know, the history of computing is quite a dynamic field that spills across all kinds of disciplinary lines.  I think the Reviews column is a good place to try to capture at least a little bit of this dynamism.  I’d be happy to hear suggestions from people who have specific books in mind, or who just want to let me know they would be available if something on a certain topic pops up.  

The process isn’t too formal or exotic - once I can find a good fit between books and reviewers, the publisher is usually good enough to send a free copy.  Reviews are typically 800 words, but it’s not difficult to talk me into more (or less) space if you think the review needs it.  

Thanks and I hope to hear from you!


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Andrew L. Russell, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
SUNY Polytechnic Institute
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