Some editors accept unsolicited reviews, provided that they meet the required standards. As one editor put it:
I strongly encourage unsolicited reviews.
(Journal of Technical Writing and Communication)
Others are more cautious, for example:
This journal does not publish unsolicited reviews. However, if you would like to be added to our database of potential reviewers, please fill in our potential reviewers data-sheet.
(The Hispanic American Historical Review)
Some editors are more blunt:
Unsolicited book reviews are not accepted.
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