Is it ethical for an author to ask for a posted review of his work? I can't think of any reason for this that would be ethical. I can imagine the author wants more publicity for his work or wants to bring an older work some new attention, but he shouldn't be using a reviewer to do that! A reviewer should, prior to reading, be impartial about the work he is about to review. I've noticed several request to have someone's work reviewed. In my opinion. that's unethical. Any comments?