Reviews & Critical Commentary

CritCom: Reviews and Critical Commentary - Online Forum for European Studies, Research, and Affairs


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Executive Editor: Nicole Shea
Editor: Katrine Øgaard Jensen

Editorial Committee: 
Joseph Passaro (Fordham University), Chair Senem Kaptan (Rutgers University)
Malcolm Campbell-Verduyn (McMaster University) Jennifer Carroll (University of Washington)
Irina Ciornei (University of Bern) Colleen Cusick (CUNY Graduate Center)
Helene Ducros (University of Leicester) Leah Goldman (University of Chicago)
Julian Garritzmann (University of Konstanz) Sarah Griswold (New York University)
Maria Habanikova (University of Ottawa) Amir Magdy Kamel (King's College London)
Kelly McKowen (Princeton University) Mauro Santaniello (University of Salerno)
Nicholas Ostrum (Stony Brook University) Courtney McNamara (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
  Chiara Benassi (Royal Holloway University of London)


Reviews & Critical Commentary (CritCom)
is a research-based, online forum of critical review, informed commentary, and public discussion. The forum focuses on topics of relevance to European history, society and politics, and is aimed at an educated, interdisciplinary audience interested in European affairs. The goal of the publication is to facilitate the dissemination and assessment of high-quality research on Europe and European affairs, as well as to provide a forum for the discussion of that research and its importance.
Reviews & Critical Commentary (CritCom) is a research-based, online forum of critical reviews, informed commentary, and public discussion. The forum is primarily focused on providing a forum for the expert review of books, special journal issues, and other publications relevant to European history, society and politics, but also aims to foster reasoned discussion and informed debate. Thus, the Editors reserve the right to publish short articles and opinion pieces, both solicited and unsolicited, which provide research-based commentary and discussion of issues, policies, and events designed to appeal to an educated and multi-disciplinary audience interested in European affairs. The mere publication or presentation of any opinion, assessment, evaluation, or characterization shall not be construed as reflecting the views of the Council for European Studies (CES) or the Editors.
Submit: To submit an unsolicited article for consideration by the Editors, please email an electronic copy to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and address it to “Editors, CritCom.” 
Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. All submissions should include the author’s full name, institution, rank, discipline, and contact information. No article will be considered for publication if it is concurrently under consideration by another publication or if it has been published or is soon to be published elsewhere. CritCom does not accept unsolicited reviews. 
Style and Format
All reviews and articles must be written for an educated, but multi-disciplinary audience and should range between 600 and 2,000 words. Articles should be original, research-based, and light on citations. Although CritCom is not a refereed journal, all submissions do undergo an extensive editorial review process and thus will be edited to conform to CritCom-style in matters of punctuation, capitalization, usage, etc. The Editors may also suggest other changes in the interest of clarity and economy of expression. Whenever possible, such changes will be implemented only after consultation with the author(s). However, when consultation is not possible, the Editors will be considered the final arbiters of length, grammar, content, and usage. 
Citations in submitted articles should be footnoted following the style outlined in the Chicago Manual of Style. All charts and images intended to accompany a submitted article must be submitted electronically in one of the following formats (at a resolution of 300 dpi or higher): JPG, GIF, or PNG.


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