JIOA Book & Media Reviews

A letter from the Editor


Dear Colleagues and Friends of the JIOA,

We are pleased to announce a new initiative with the Journal for the International Ombudsman Association around book and media reviews!

Recently, we have contacted several publishers and requested copies of a few books where the reviews could be useful to the ombuds community. If you have always wanted to review for the JIOA but did not know what books would make for good reviews, we now have a limited amount available.

Standards for book/media reviews are as follows:

  • Comment on the implications for ombuds practice
  • Should allow ombuds to learn how the book is useful to their work
  • Should not exceed 1,200 words

If you are interested in reviewing one of the titles below, here is how you do it:

  1. Email [email protected] with the title of the available book you wish to review. A JIOA team member will email you back informing you if the book you request is still available.
  2. Upon approval, you will be provided with a due date for your book review draft. You have 60 days to submit the draft. A JIOA team member will mail you a copy of the book you have selected for review. If the review is completed, you get to keep the book – free as a thank you for your willingness to review! If you do not finish the review, the book must be returned to JIOA.
  3. Drafts must be submitted according to author guidelines found the JIOA webpage. It will also be reviewed according to the currently published JIOA Review Process.

It’s that easy!

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At this time, the JIOA has the following titles available for review (with more to come!):

  • Make an Ethical Difference: Tools for Better Action (2013) by Mark Pastin
  • Virtue at Work: Ethics for Individuals, Managers, and Organizations (2018) by Geoff Moore
  • Corporate Reputation and Social Activism: Strategic Interaction, Firm Behavior, and Social Welfare (2019) by Jose Muguel Abito, David Besanko, and Daniel Diermeier

As this list expands, we will send out updates about other books available. In the meantime, please let us know if you would like to review one at [email protected]!

Best Wishes,
Shannon Lynn Burton, PhD
Editor, JIOA