JoLLE understands “language and literacy” to include not only reading and writing, but other elements such as:
*** the social, cultural and historical contexts of language and literacy learning and teaching;
*** ongoing changes in communication tools and practices in the 21stcentury; and
*** issues involving first and multiple language acquisition and use, regardless of semiotic systems involved.
The journal publishes the work of professionals and students in language and literacy education, including:
- Reports of research (including experiments, case studies, surveys, philosophical studies, and historical studies),
- Voices from the Field: curriculum project or classroom experiences
- Commentaries on issues pertaining to research, classroom experiences, or public policies in language and literacy education
- Literature reviews
- Theoretical analyses
- Book reviews
- Software/app reviews
- Translations of articles previously published in other languages
- Poetry and art (photographs, drawings, paintings, etc.) related to language and/or literacy
Submit all manuscripts, questions, and inquiries electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submit all book reviews to email@example.com.
Submit all poetry and art to firstname.lastname@example.org
Manuscript Submission Preparation Checklist
(See below for separate guidelines for poetry and art.)
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission’s compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors who do not adhere to these guidelines.
- Style Submissions must follow the style outlined in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2009, 6th edition)—available from the American Psychological Association, Order Department, P.O. Box 2710, Hyattsville, MD 20784. The submission file should be in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect format. Any supplemental files should be in Microsoft Word, RTF, WordPerfect, or Excel format.
- Contact information Supply complete contact information for all authors on the title page: Name, affiliation, complete street address, email address, fax, phone numbers (the more, the better). Indicate the corresponding author.
- Abstract All manuscripts, except book reviews, should include an abstract of 75–120 words.
- Author identification The complete title of the article and the name of the author(s) should be only on the first sheet to ensure anonymity in the review process. Subsequent pages should have no author names but may carry a short title at the top. Information in text or references that would identify the author should be deleted from the manuscript (e.g., text citations of “my previous work,” especially when accompanied by a self-citation; a preponderance of the author’s own work in the reference list). These may be reinserted in the final draft. The author’s name should be removed from the document’s Properties, which in Microsoft Word is found in the File menu.
- Typescript Manuscripts should be in upper and lower case, double-spaced, with 1” margins on all sides. They should be in MS Word, WordPerfect, or RTF format. Subheads should be used at reasonable intervals to break the monotony of text. Words and symbols to be italicized must be clearly indicated, by either italic type or underlining. Abbreviations and acronyms should be spelled out at first mention unless found as entries in their abbreviated form in Merriam-Webster’s Tenth Collegiate Dictionary (e.g., “IQ” needs no explanation). Pages should be numbered consecutively on the bottom right, beginning after the title page. Your manuscript should be typed and double-spaced throughout (including quotations, endnotes, and works cited), Include a title page with your name, address, school affiliation, telephone number, and email address. No identifying information should appear in the manuscript or the works cited.
- Length Manuscripts for the featured articles section should typically run between 5000 and 7500 words, not including the reference list. Manuscripts for the Voices from the Field section should typically run between 1500 and 2500 words.
- Notes and references Notes are for explanations or amplifications of textual material. A reference list contains only references that are cited in the text. Its accuracy and completeness are the responsibility of the author(s). Please adhere to APA 6th edition publication guidelines for all notes and references.
- Tables, figures, and illustrations The purpose of tables and figures is to present data to the reader in a clear and unambiguous manner. The author should not describe the data in the text in such detail that illustration or text is redundant. Figures and tables should be keyed to the text.
- Language All authors should do their best to use non-discriminatory language in their manuscripts.
We cannot publish any material that has been previously published in print or electronic form. Please do not submit material to other publishers while your manuscript is under consideration for the Journal of Language and Literacy Education.
We will acknowledge receipt of all manuscripts by email. The Journal of Language and Literacy Education is refereed, and virtually all manuscripts are read by two or more reviewers. We will attempt to reach a decision on each article within three months.
If your article is accepted, we will notify you and ask you to provide a brief biographical statement. The editor may suggest or make major revisions in consultation with the author; however, because of the press of deadlines, the editor maintains the right to make what she perceives to be minor revisions without seeking the writer’s approval.
Review and Revision Process
We will acknowledge receipt of all manuscripts by email. The Journal of Language and Literacy Education is refereed, and once a manuscript has been received, the editorial staff will determine if the piece will be sent out for review, the exception being for invited manuscripts. All invited manuscripts are sent out for review. All manuscripts chosen for review are read by a minimum of two reviewers. We will attempt to reach a decision on each article within three months.
The editor may suggest or make major revisions in consultation with the author; however, because of publication deadlines, the editor maintains the right to make what she perceives to be minor revisions without seeking the writer’s approval.
Once an article is accepted, we will notify you and ask you to provide a brief biographical statement.
Permission to Publish
In submitting a manuscript to the Journal of Language and Literacy Education (JoLLE), you agree to the following terms of publication:
Approval and Acceptance: We mutually agree that publication of the manuscript is contingent upon its acceptance for publication by JoLLE and upon its meeting editorial standards.
Warranty: You warrant that the manuscript is original with you; that it contains no matter which is libelous or is otherwise unlawful or which invades individual privacy or infringes any proprietary right or any statutory copyright; and you agree to indemnify and hold JoLLE harmless against any claim or judgment to the contrary. If JoLLE consents to publish your manuscript, and you consent to publication, you grant and assign to JoLLE for its exclusive use the entire copyright for the manuscript.
Previous Publication and Permission: You warrant that the manuscript has not been published elsewhere in whole or in part and that no agreement to publish the manuscript or any part or version thereof is outstanding. Should the manuscript contain any material which requires written permission for inclusion in, such permission shall be obtained at your own expense from the copyright owner and submitted with the manuscript.
* When the final version of the manuscript has been returned to the author for approval, s/he must respond via email, the body of which must contain the following:
I certify that I am the author of this manuscript, and that all information contained within is original with me. I further assure that this manuscript has not been published elsewhere. I assign full copyright of said manuscript to the Journal of Language and Literacy Education and provide my permission for the manuscript to be published.
Poetry and Art Submission Guidelines
Submissions should be sent to email@example.com. Please include a cover letter with the title(s) of the works you are submitting and a brief (maximum 75-word) bio. Submitted work should not have been previously published (note that for our purposes, publication on your own blog or social networking page is not considered prior publication). Simultaneous submissions are not considered.
- Poetry We accept submissions related to language and/or literacy education of up to four (4) poems in a single word or text (.doc, .rtf, or .txt) document. Poems do not have to be on separate pages. Please single space (unless spacing is part of the poem) and put your name and email address on the first page. Spoken poetry in mp3 format may also be submitted along with the written text.
- Art We accept submissions related to language and/or literacy education of up to four (4) works of art (photos, drawings, paintings, etc.) in .jpeg, .tiff, .gif, or .png formats.
The review board aims to respond to submissions within 6-8 weeks. No one should submit new work until a decision on the previous submission is received. We regret that we are not able to give feedback on individual submissions.
In submitting poetry and/or artwork to the Journal of Language and Literacy Education (JoLLE@UGA), you agree to the following terms of publication, which must be acknowledged via email:
I certify that I created this work and that it is original with me. I assign first-time copyright of said work to the Journal of Language and Literacy Education and provide my permission for it to be published. After publication, rights to this work return to me. If I choose to republish in any manner—electronic or print—I will acknowledge JoLLE@UGA as the original place of publication.