Call for Book Reviews

CfP Volume 4, Issue 1: Courses of Nature

For the upcoming issue of Junctions, Utrecht University’s Graduate Journal of the Humanities, we are looking for graduate students who are keen on getting experience in writing for academic journals to submit book reviews. Junctions aims to connect the different disciplines of the Humanities by collecting disciplinary and interdisciplinary texts that are accessible to readers from across the Humanities. This gives graduate students and recent postgraduates the opportunity to gain valuable publishing, editing and reviewing experience. Academic book reviews, specifically, provide an excellent way for highly motivated (post)graduate students to display their active engagement with current scholarship in their field, and to enrich their CV with a journal publication.

Because Junctions offers a space for graduate scholarship from all fields present in the Humanities, we will accept reviews of recent academic publications on any topic in the Humanities. We especially welcome submissions related to the theme of the upcoming issue, “Courses of Nature.” For this edition of Junctions, we invite papers and book reviews that tackle the meanings, histories, politics, representations, and agencies that have shaped the courses of nature. We encourage you to take an expansive view of what this theme encompasses: nature is involved with everything from the human body to planetary systems, from wild landscapes to urban ecologies, from companion animals to deep-sea creatures, from gender politics to climate crisis, from new technologies to traditional practices, from art to science and back again. See the full call for reviews for more information on the upcoming issue.

For general guidance on how to approach writing a good book review, please follow these instructions or see here. For an example of a review published in a previous issue of Junctions, see Marta Montebovi’s review of “Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization in volume 2, issue 2 (2017)”:

 Important Dates:

  • January 1: deadline manuscript
  • January 19: notification of acceptance
  • February 4: deadline final revision

Submissions should be 750-1500 words in length, and the reviewed book should be published within the last 24 months. Please send a digital copy (as a Word document) of the complete manuscript in Chicago author-date referencing style, following the prescribed author guidelines which are provided at, to The journal does not accept manuscripts previously published by or simultaneously submitted to other publications. If you have any further questions, please contact

Please download the full CfP here.

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