Book reviews are an important element in the academic discussions. They are a tool for quality measurement with respect to amount of publications published annually and give an indication about the importance of a published work. IBR contains over 1.2 million entries on book reviews from the years 1985ff. The database is international and interdisciplinary, the reviews have been published in approx. 6.820 academic journals mainly in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
IBR is updated on a monthly basis, the annual addition to the database is approx. 50.000 entries. All articles contain German and English subject classifications. This makes it easy to find book reviews written in different languages from all over the world.
Questions about the content of IBR can be directed to the editorial office.