Call for Manuscripts for the Florida Reading Journal
editors invite submissions of manuscripts for The
Florida Reading Journal, the refereed journal of the Florida
Reading Association. We invite submissions geared toward improving
instruction and innovation at all levels with a firm grounding in
theory and research. Suggested topics include literacy project
research or theoretical pieces with pedagogical implications, or
pieces addressing timely literacy topics of local, state or national
Preference is given to articles that most directly impact Florida
theoretical and research articles are invited, please keep in mind that
a journal primarily for FRA members, who are predominantly practicing
and literacy specialists. We encourage articles from K-12 and
practitioners, literacy researchers and doctoral students, as well as
written by other experts in the field.
a blinded manuscript, a cover letter and cover sheet as described
documents must be sent electronically in Microsoft Word and the format
conform to the guidelines in the Publication Manual of the American
Psychological Association (6th Ed.).
separate cover letter should
specifically outline how your submission addresses literacy interests
of the readership
and how it addresses a specific call for manuscripts, if applicable.
contact information is listed on the cover sheet. All cover letters
include a brief author biography (50-75 words) that includes an email
where readers can contact them.
name and institutional affiliation should appear only in the cover
cover sheet. The author’s name or any reference that would enable a
know who the author is should not appear in the manuscript.
original manuscripts that have not previously been published and are
currently under review at another journal will be reviewed.
are ordinarily 2,500-3,000 words, including references, and must be
as a Word document (.doc or .docx), double-spaced in 12-point Times New
font. Abstracts should be 125 words or less (research submissions
Word files should be saved with the words FRJ Submission and the date
example, if you send
your manuscript on August 22, 2016, please title your file FRJSubmission082216.
letters should be labeled with the first author’s last name and the
date (e.g. Jones082216).
submitted to The Florida Reading Journal
are first reviewed internally by the editors. If it is determined that
manuscript fulfills the mission of the journal and/or the specific
call, it is
sent to at least two peer reviewers. Our current acceptance rate is
approximately 30-45%. The decision-making process is 4-6 weeks from
Publication date of accepted manuscripts is determined primarily by the
of material awaiting publication. The final decision for acceptance of
manuscripts resides with the editors, who reserve the right to suggest
the manuscript has been accepted, all authors will be asked to complete
sign a Consent to Publish Form. If
student work or photos of students is included in the manuscript,
be asked to complete Student Consent Form(s) signed by the student’s
relevance and applicability to Florida’s literacy educators
of theory and practice
and well-reasoned content
are to be submitted to FRJeditor@flreads.org
Themes for 2015-2016
and Submission Schedule
any other inquiries to:
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1750 NE 167
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