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Submission Preparation Checklist

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 that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • The submission file is in PDF file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is double-spaced and is typed in a 12-point font, preferably Arial or Helvetica.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Please prepare two files: a blinded manuscript and a cover letter.

Blinded manuscripts must:

  • include the title of the work;
  • follow APA (7th edition) formatting guidelines;
  • be between 2,000 and 6,000 words, not including references;
  • include an abstract of 250 words or less (research submissions only);
  • have all references to author(s) removed for blind review;
  • tables and figures should be embedded in the manuscript.

Cover letter should include:

  • the title of your submission;
  • your name and affiliation (as you would have them published) and your email;
  • addresses and any coauthors should be listed in preferred order, with name, affiliation, and contact information.

Book Reviews

*Is a review of a professional book of interest to literacy educators

*Adheres to APA 7th edition

*Word count of 750-1500 words, excluding references


For examples, we refer you to Teachers College Record:



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