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Notes on the socialnet reviews for publishers

Who can I send new release notices, publisher brochures, and review copies to?

The editorial staff of the review service systematically sifts through all thematically relevant new publications that are registered with the German National Library. Since you as a publisher report bibliographic data and deposit copies to the German National Library, it does not make sense for you to send us information material.

If we decide to do a review project, we will approach you by e-mail and ask you to send a review copy directly to the reviewer. Please do not send review copies to the socialnet office or the editorial office of the review service. For cost reasons, we can neither return the copies nor use them for a review.

Who may we include in our mailing list?

For the reasons mentioned in the previous paragraph, regular mailings are not necessary or useful for editorial work. If your contact person changes or the publisher changes its name, we would be grateful if you would inform the editorial staff of the reviews by mail or e-mail.

Different arrangements can be made with sponsors so that new publications can be considered by the review service as early as possible. For sponsorship, see below.

How can I as a publisher influence the number of books reviewed?

In principle, the editorial team is independent in its selection of titles. They try to cover a broad range of topics, filter out particularly innovative publications, and recognize high practical value. New publications from sponsors are given preferential treatment and tend to be selected more frequently. This has no influence on the content of the review. For sponsorship, see below.

How can I react meaningfully to an unfavorable review?

A critical discourse about professional publications is in the interest of the editorial team. Therefore, we gladly accept a factual replica, usually from the authors or editors, to a review and publish it following the review. As a publisher, you can encourage your authors to submit such a replica to us, or you can comment yourself. In case of doubt, a competently conducted discourse promotes the publicity and dissemination of the publication. On the other hand, a critical review can also be a useful occasion to put the orientation of the publishing program and the activities of the editorial office to the test.

Should you come across false factual claims or other legally objectionable aspects, we ask that you first clarify this directly with the reviewer. Of course, in the event of obvious errors, agreement by the reviewer, or the submission of court decisions to the reviewer, we will immediately correct the offending passages in accordance with the court findings. We ask for your understanding that we cannot carry out our own investigations of the facts. In particular, the editorial team does not have access to the reviewed titles.

To what extent can I use reviews of our titles?

You are welcome to link to the reviews from your publisher's site or to quote the reviews within the limits permitted by copyright law. If you are interested in using complete reviews or longer excerpts, please make a written agreement on the use with us in advance.

As a sponsor, you acquire the right to quote reviews of your publications as you wish, citing the source, or to include them in full on your website. The right of use includes both electronic and printed publications. We offer our sponsors automatic linking to selected reviews for their publisher's homepage. We would be happy to work with you to develop an individual solution for your publishing program. For sponsoring, see next section.

What advantages does being a sponsor offer me?

As a sponsor of socialnet reviews, you are entitled to a whole range of benefits. Please read our offer for sponsors. As a sponsor, you are in the best of company.

What advertising opportunities does socialnet offer publishers?

socialnet is one of the most active, broad-based providers of specialist information for social welfare, healthcare and nonprofit management on the Internet. Our portals register several million page impressions a year, and our socialnet newsletter is read by around 10,000 specialists and managers in the social economy. See media data (in german). Against this background, we can offer you a wide range of advertising options (in german). These include, for example, classic and innovative advertising formats on our portals, newsletter ads and rental of addresses of social institutions. You can advertise highly selectively on individual subject domains, e.g. Maedchenarbeit, Altenarbeit or Sozialraum, or on top domains such as and Contact our advertising management and get individual advice.