Reviews may be submitted on books that were published no more than two years ago, and for which no more than two other reviews have already appeared in other journals. Book reviews may be written in Spanish or English. A review of a single book may be between 550 and 1,000 words, while a review of two or three books on related topics may be as long as 1,750 words. These maximum word counts include a brief bibliography if the author chooses to add one.

Reviews should provide both a detailed summary and a critical evaluation of each book's contents. The reviews should be prepared according to the MLA style.

Hispanic Journal especially encourages the review of books received by the journal. The website provides a list of these books. See Suggested Books.

The submission of a book review will follow the same guidelines as the submission of an article.