Tennessee Literacy Journal Submission Guidelines
Appropriate Submissions for Peer Review
Tennessee Literacy Journal welcomes well-written, original descriptions of research-based instruction that improves literacy learning of children, adolescents, and young adults. Manuscripts must provide an appropriate blend of practical classroom application and solid theoretical framework and, where appropriate, include graphics (e.g., tables, charts, figures, photographs) that emphasize key ideas and add visual interest. The journal editors will not consider endorsements of commercial products/services, previously published works, or manuscripts under consideration elsewhere. The journal is published online twice per year, in the fall and in the spring, and contains a balance of various types of submissions.
Types of Submissions
Full-length Article: full-length articles should be between 2,000 and 3,000 words and should provide the journal’s practitioner audience with classroom ideas for literacy development, based on sound theory and research.
Teaching Tip: teaching tips should be about 700-1,000 words in length and focus on a single, research-based application for improving literacy that can be readily implemented by readers.
Professional Book and Multimedia Reviews: book and digital multimedia reviews should be under 300 words in length and focus on a single, research-based application for improving literacy that can be readily implemented by readers.
Original Creative Works:
Manuscripts and creative efforts will be judged on their contribution to the field, timeliness, freshness of approach, and clarity and cohesiveness of presentation, as well as immediate utility to Tennessee literacy educators. Manuscripts will be subjected to double-blind peer review.
How to Submit? Make sure to submit two files: title page and your anonymized manuscript. The title page should include the following information: name(s) and order of authors, position(s), institution(s), e-mail address(es), and a brief biographical statement of each author (maximum 50 words), title of your submission, submission type, total word count, and a brief summary of submission content. Files should be emailed to email@example.com.