Dear TMR subscriber,
We hope that you have had a successful academic year, and that books (and book reviews) have been an important part of your life.
The Medieval Review exists because of generous funding from Indiana University's College of Arts and Sciences and Medieval Studies Institute. Their support has allowed us to develop a distribution list of 6000 subscribers on every continent except Antarctica (as far as we know), to publish close to 250 reviews per year, and to remain an open-access publication, free to anyone on the internet.
Being open-access has been part of our mission from the beginning, but open-access publications are not free. A paid graduate assistant performs much of the office work, computers and computer programs must be updated, and we must mail books to reviewers; the latter, especially international postage, represents an ever-increasing part of our budget.* Thanks to last year's generous donations, we have continued to send books to reviewers around the world.
If you appreciate our reviews, we ask that you make a contribution to TMR so that we can continue to provide this service. Please remember: NO DONATION IS TOO SMALL! Every $5 will help TMR to thrive and grow. To contribute, please click here:
The link will redirect you to a website managed by the Indiana University Foundation.
Please note that all donated money will be used directly for TMR's expenses. You will receive acknowledgement from the IU Foundation for your tax-deductible contribution, along with a receipt.
We are most grateful to everyone who makes TMR thrive: assistants, volunteer editors, reviewers, publishers, and, of course, subscribers like you. We hope that, through your generosity, The Medieval Review can continue to provide this invaluable service to the international medieval studies community.
The Medieval Review
* You may wonder, "Why is TMR not providing e-books to its reviewers?" Our 2013 survey indicated that 96% of respondents preferred a paper book to an e-book. While that number may be changing, paper and postage are with us for the foreseeable future.