This page is for our dedicated corps of volunteer reviewers of print and nonprint materials. We appreciate the care and diligence that you bring to the evaluation process. We know how much our readers value and rely on your expertise and sound judgment and we count on you to help us maintain our reputation for producing timely and fair-minded reviews. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of any assistance.
MULTIMEDIA REVIEWERS: Please submit all reviews and address all questions to:
Phyllis Levy Mandell
Multimedia Review Editor
BOOK REVIEWERS: To write and place your review in the new application, you can click on the link within the email you have received, or you can log in from the application login page. Please refer to these illustrated instructions when logging into the new database [PDF] for the first time and for creating and sending your review. Additional FAQs are available below.
- For the review application to run properly, you must use Mozilla’s Firefox, which is freely available for download. Chrome is also supported, and is also free to download. In Internet Explorer, the review box will not appear. Please do not use Internet Explorer.
- Please keep a copy of your review in case it is lost in transmission to us. If you have technical difficulties with submitting your review, please contact Kent Turner, and if the problem persists he will connect you with the project manager of the database.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I forget my username and password?
If you’ve forgotten your password, click on the “Forgot Username and Password,” and your username and temporary password will be emailed to the address we have on file.
How do I know whether the review has been submitted?
Once “Submit Review” has been checked, you will get a notification saying “Updated the review Status to [Review Submitted] successfully” and your update button will no longer be operable.
I have not received a notification about a title assignment, but have received a book in the mail. What should I do?
Check your junk mail or spam. The assignment will come from email@example.com.
If you can’t find the email, log into the application, click “next” and “search” for the title to see if it has been assigned to you. If you cannot find the title, please contact Kent Turner, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The review box is not available. What should I do?
Firefox is the preferred browser for this application, and Chrome is also supported. In Internet Explorer, the review box will not appear. Please do not use Internet Explorer.
If the problem continues to persist try re-installing Firefox and signing into the application again. For questions, contact email@example.com.
I cannot check the “Submit Review” box to submit my review. What should I do?
Click the “Save” button first. After it saves, click “Update” and the “Submit Review” box will become available. Check it, and you’re done. Please make sure to upload your checklist BEFORE checking “Submit Review.”
Please direct any questions regarding book reviews to Kent Turner.
Need to reach a specific review editor? Contact Trevelyn Jones.
Want to recommend a colleague as a potential reviewer? Contact Trevelyn Jones.
To learn more about SLJ’s reviewing guidelines and policies, or to fill out a reviewer application form, click here.