Indiana Reading Journal Volume 44 Issue 1 - Page 6


YOU can write for the

Indiana Reading Journal!

The Indiana Reading Journal needs your contributions to make the journal great! We are seeking submissions related to all areas of literacy and encourage teacher voices!

Full-length articles should run no more than 6,000 words. (including main text and references) and should provide readers, who are mostly practitioners, with classroom ideas for literacy development, based on sound theory and research. Other types of submissions, including teaching tips, strategy suggestions, technology tools, are welcome. As this journal is published as an e-text, multimedia (images, video, audio, etc.) is encouraged. Submissions should be submitted electronically via email to Jackie Sydnor at: The author(s) must agree that the submitted manuscript is original work and not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts should include a complete title on the first page, but no identification of the author or affiliation should appear in the title or elsewhere in the submitted manuscript. Use “author” to ensure the submitted version is a blind copy. Be sure to adhere to APA 6th edition guidelines.

Manuscripts are peer reviewed and editors reserve the right to edit all copy. Each article is sent to at least two members of the editorial advisory board for review and recommendations to the editors. Manuscripts are evaluated in terms of interest, quality of writing, appropriate documentation of ideas, uniqueness, and needs of the journal. Please contact the editors with any questions.

Did you attend a fascinating session at the conference? Take what you learned back to your classroom and try it! Write about your experiences and submit it for publication in the next issue of the journal and earn additional PGPs. Please include images, video and other multimedia, as appropriate, to make your submission come to life!

Guidelines for Submission

Special Feature:

“Learn it, now do it!”

In order to be considered for publication in the Spring 2016 issue of the Indiana Reading Journal, manuscripts must be received by February 1, 2016. Send all submissions electronically in Microsoft Word format via email to Jackie Sydnor at


Diane Bottomley, Scott Popplewell, & Jackie Sydnor

Ball State University, Department of Elementary Education