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The Language and Literacy Spectrum is a peer reviewed journal which is published annually for NYSRA's membership.

Those submitting articles should keep in mind that the NYSRA membership consists primarily of practicing teachers and literacy specialists.

While theoretical and research articles are invited, the editors also encourage articles related to classroom practice, as well as book reviews of professional texts and children’s literature.

Who Can Submit?
Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in The Language and Literacy Spectrum provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).

General Submission Rules
Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to The Language and Literacy Spectrum, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at The Language and Literacy Spectrum. If you have concerns about the submission terms for The Language and Literacy Spectrum, please contact the editors.

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Call for Manuscripts          Deadline: February 1, 2022

 The editors of The Language and Literacy Spectrum, the New York State Reading Association’s Journal, invite submissions of manuscripts for peer review.

 While theoretical and research articles are invited, please keep in mind that this is a journal for the NYSRA membership, which consists primarily of practicing teachers and literacy specialists. We encourage articles from K-12 practitioners as well as articles written by authors and presenters from the 2020 virtual sessions.

 Manuscripts may be submitted to:

Before you begin, please be sure you have the following items

·        Article Title

·        An abstract (separate from the article body)

·        Keywords for your article (optional)

·        Article in one of the following formats: Microsoft Word, or RTF.
Articles must be submitted without a title page, abstract, or page numbers. These will be provided by the system.


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