The deadline for completion of the review is normally three months, and will be indicated in the letter accompanying the book requested. If you are unable to meet this deadline, please notify the Book Review Editor immediately.
Reviewers are normally limited to a maximum of two books at any one time. The book review editor reserves the right to limit the number of books provided to reviewers each year.
Book reviews will be published in Physics in Canada as well as posted on the CAP's Book Review website. The review for Physics in Canada should be between 300 and 500 words; however, reviewers are invited to submit an additional, more detailed review (up to 1000 words) for posting on the website if they wish to do so.
Typically, reviews have an introductory paragraph, several paragraphs in the body, and a concluding paragraph. The introduction and conclusion should both express the reviewers thoughts on the book (liked it, hated it, meant for one audience over another). The body should expand on why the reviewer feels that way about the book; i.e. what parts stood out?, what should have been left out?. If you have any specific questions on content, please feel free to consult with the Book Review Editor.
Once your review(s) is(are) completed, you should submit it(them) directly to the Book Review Editor. You may either include it as a text file in the body of the message or have it attached to the message, preferably in Microsoft Word format. Ensure that your book review includes the complete book reference (title of book, author, publisher, date of publication, ISSN No., price) as well as your name and affiliation.
The Book Review Editor reserves the right to modify any submitted review for style and clarity. When rewording is required, the Editor will endeavour to preserve the intended meaning and, in so doing, may find it necessary to consult the reviewer.
Your review will be posted on the website as soon as it has been approved by the Book Review Editor, and will appear in the first issue of Physics in Canada that is produced after it has been posted (excluding the Congress program supplement). The PiC review will include a reference to the availability of a detailed review and the url for same, if applicable.If you have any questions, please contact the Book Review Editor, Richard Marchand.