Call for Manuscripts
LITERACY & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
An eJournal of The International Literacy Association
Deadline to Submit Manuscripts is May 1, 2015
© 2015 Literacy & Social Responsibility, ISSN235-963X
For more information about Literacy & Social Responsibility SIG of ILA, visit http://www.csulb.edu/misc/l-sr/
As we move as an organization to focus on transforming lives through literacy, this peer-reviewed eJournal provides an
international forum for educators, authors, and researchers from all levels to promote the intersection of literacy and social responsibility for learners of all ages. Some topics of interest include: community engagement, service-learning, informed and participatory citizenship, social justice, activism, the transformative power of literacy, and/or stewardship - among others.
Manuscripts highlighting an appreciation for sociocultural and/or linguistic diversity of participants and researchers are
encouraged. Manuscripts containing hyperlinked digital supplements/data displays are particularly welcome.
Types of Manuscripts Considered:
• Full-length manuscripts should not exceed 5,000 words excluding all references, figures and appendices (approximately20-25 pages), and should not be published or under consideration for publication or public dissemination by another entity.
Submissions must be blinded by (1) removing authors’ names and affiliations from bylines, (2) blinding references to authors’ published work, and (3) masking any geographic or institutional affiliation, or links to personal websites.
• Book reviews of professional literature and children’s/adolescent literature are typically 750-1500 words and can focus on a single text or multiple, related texts.
Reviews of children’s/adolescent literature should suggest themes relating to community engagement, service-learning, informed and participatory citizenship, social responsibility, activism, the transformative power of literacy, and/or stewardship.
• Relevant poetry submissions will be considered.
In submitting manuscripts, please attend to the following guidelines.
1. The submission has a separate cover letter stating that the manuscript has not been previously published, nor is it under
consideration for another journal and that requirements for the manuscript type along with the 10 listed guidelines have
2. The submission has a separate title page with institutional affiliation, position, and contact information (physical address
and email address) as a separate document.
3. A running head is used to identify the manuscript, along with page numbers, throughout the document.
4. An abstract of no more than 120 words is included along with 4-6 key words.
5. The submission file is in Microsoft Word format.
6. All URL addresses are active (live).
7. The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point Times New Roman Font and employs italics rather than underlining (except for
8. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements of APA 6th Edition. For references, the authors should use
the special hanging indent option found in the Paragraph sub-menu of the Format dropdown box.
9. Authors of accepted manuscripts must also provide written permission/ releases for use of material from another source
(including student’s writing samples, text or figures excerpted from another published work, etc.). Releases must also be
provided for use of any person’s words, likeness, or images/video.
10. Accepted authors agree to submit a current photo and bio.
All Submissions and Queries should be sent to:
Editors’ Contact Information
Tynisha D. Meidl, firstname.lastname@example.org
Leah Katherine Saal, email@example.com