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Journal of College Reading and Learning

Call for Manuscripts

The Journal of College Reading and Learning (JCRL) invites authors to submit their scholarly research for publication. JCRL is an international forum for the publication of high quality articles on theory, research, and policy related to areas of developmental education, postsecondary literacy instruction, and learning assistance at the postsecondary level. JCRL is published biannually in the spring and fall for the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA). Feature Articles include theoretical analyses and reports of original research. All articles should connect theory, research, and practice.

Review Process
Manuscripts are accepted on a rolling basis. The review process begins with an initial evaluation by the editorial team to determine appropriateness and suitability for JCRL. Appropriate manuscripts are then sent out to members of the JCRL editorial review board for a double-blind peer review. Following this, the editorial team will provide a decision and feedback to authors. The review process takes approximately 10-12 weeks.

Journal of College Reading and Learning

Language: en-US

Publisher: tandf

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JCRL Forum

The purpose of the JCRL Forum is to invite nontraditional manuscripts that create and sustain interesting theoretical and pedagogical discussions. The JCRL Forum welcomes a wide range of submissions including those that:

  • are theoretically based;
  • describe examples of research-supported practice;
  • review or respond critically to recently published JCRL articles; and/or
  • review or respond to current issues in the field.

Forum publications are selected through a double-blind peer review process.

Editorial information

  • Co-Editor: Nita Meola
  • Co-Editor: Sydney Granger Saumby
  • Assistant Editor of Copyright and Communications: Alison Cooper

Submission Guidelines

  • Manuscripts should be no more than 2,500 words in length.
  • Writing, citation, and documentation style must follow the APA Publication Manual (6th edition) guidelines; manuscripts not conforming to APA may be returned without review.
  • Acceptable text file format is Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx, etc.).
  • Authors are responsible for the accuracy of all the statements in their manuscript as well as obtaining permissions for reprinting figures or quotations that exceed fair use regulations.
  • Previously published articles or manuscripts under consideration elsewhere cannot be considered.

Authors should submit the following:

  • a masked version of the manuscript, including references (no author information should be included).
  • an unmasked version of the manuscript with a cover page that includes the manuscript title, all authors' names, institutional affiliations, and full contact information for the first (contact) author.