Book Reviews and Interviews

ESJP Book Reviews and Interviews is a forum of The Erasmus Student Journal of Philosophy to encourage students to engage with the latest academic publications and the work of scholars in the field.  

If you are interested in writing a book review or conducting an interview, please send an email with the details of the book that you would like to review or the topic and the person whom you want to interview to esjp@esphil.eur.nl.

Book reviews and interviews will be posted on the ESPhil website. We will also publish a selection of the best book reviews and interviews in each issue. Decisions for publication are made by the editorial board.  

Guidelines Book Reviews

Length and Format

  • Reviews should be between 1.500 and 2.000 words in length.
  • Send the completed review in a Word document, along with a short biography, to esjp@esphil.eur.nl.

Style

  • Your review should be written in a style accessible to bachelor philosophy students.
  • Our referencing style is Chicago.
  • Reviews can be written either in Dutch or English.

Editing Process and Publication

  • Submitted reviews will be reviewed by the editorial board who will provide you with feedback to enhance readability, minimise typographical errors, review the general quality of the piece and check your piece on factual accuracy.
  • Minor adjustments are made to nearly all submitted reviews. Typically, these are made for stylistic reasons; however, you may be asked to provide more details on a particular argument, to double-check factual claims or to provide additional links to supporting information. All substantial changes will be agreed with the authors before publication.

Examples

Guidelines Interviews

Target Audience

  • The target audience for interviews are students in Philosophy who want to know more about the research and life of an academic in Philosophy.

Basic Structure

  1. Give basic background information of the person that you have interviewed and his or her research
  2. Outline the main topics of the interview
  3. Describe what led the interviewee to his or her current position and research
  4. Elaborate on interesting aspects of the research the person is conducting, describe his or her stance(s) in the debates in the literature et cetera.
  5. End with a bang: advice on pursuing a PhD, recommended books or other tips for students. 

Examples