Journal of Literacy Research
The Journal of Literacy Research (JLR) is an interdisciplinary journal publishing research related to literacy, language, and schooling from preschool through adulthood. Articles published in JLR consist of original research, critical reviews of research, conceptual analyses, and theoretical essays. The Journal publishes research concerning all aspects of reading and writing including the interrelationships among the various uses of language that affect literacy. Investigations of the social, affective, cognitive, pedagogical, technological, and political dimensions of literacy are appropriate for publication in JRL. Articles represent diverse research paradigms and theoretical orientations, and they employ a variety of methodologies and modes of inquiry. JRL serves as a forum for sharing divergent areas of research and pedagogy and encourages manuscripts that open dialogue among professionals in a variety of disciplines.
Submitted manuscripts are sent to members of the Editorial Advisory Board or other qualified literacy researchers for masked review. The principal criteria used in judging manuscripts are the significance of their contribution to knowledge about literacy, the soundness of the methods employed, and the clarity of the writing. Potential contributors who have specific questions about editorial policy are encouraged to contact the Editor.