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Edited By: Jill McClay and Clare Dowdall

Impact Factor: 0.892

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 62/181 (Linguistics); 118/231 (Education & Educational Research)

Online ISSN: 1741-4369

Associated Title(s): Journal of Research in Reading

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The UKLA and Wiley-Blackwell Research in Literacy Education Award 2017 shortlist has been announced

We are pleased to announce that the shortlist for the 2017 UKLA-Wiley Literacy in Education Award has been announced. Please click here to view the shortlist. The Award will be presented at the 53rd UKLA International Conference in Glasgow, to be held between 30th June and 2nd July.

The winning paper, published in Literacy, is free to read until July and can be accessed below:

We are pleased to announce the 2016 winner of the Wiley & UKLA Literacy in Education Award, as presented at the 52nd UKLA International Conference:

From Literacy

Not just ‘sunny days’: Aboriginal students connect out-of-school literacy resources with school literacy practices
Lynne Wiltse

This award, launched in 2008, is given annually for research judged to be exemplary in either of UKLA’s journals - Journal of Research in Reading and Literacy.

Publishing Research with Wiley: Understanding RCUK's Open Access Policies

Special Themed Issue Call for Papers:"Reading for Pleasure:supporting reader engagement" (May 2018)

We invite contributions for a Special Themed Issue of Literacy on “reading for Pleasure:supporting reader engagement”, to be edited by Teresa Cremin, and Gemma Moss. This Special Issue of Literacy seeks to bring into the spotlight accounts of recent empirical research which foreground the issue of volitional reading by children and young people in the context of the English and/or literacy classroom in a range of educational settings and beyond. We invite scholars researching in this area to submit abstracts to both the co-editors for consideration by 13 February 2017 or to submit full papers by 31 July 2017.

Deadline for submission of full papers is: 31st July 2017.

For more information, please click here

Videos from Literacy

Literacy Videos

Eve Bearne, Convenor of the Publications sub-committee at UKLA, describes the kind of articles published in Literacy and common pitfalls that prospective contributors should avoid.

Andrew Lambirth, Literacy editorial board member, explains how to turn your dissertation into a journal article.

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Virtual Issues

NEW! UKLA 50th Anniversary: A Special Virtual Issue

Edited by Cathy Burnett and Julia Davies

Featuring content from Literacy and Journal of Research in Reading:

Reading, Writing and Technology: A Joint Virtual Issue
Edited by Cathy Burnett, Julia Davies and Clare Wood

Also available, a collection of articles recommended by the Literacy Editors for those studying Initial Teacher Education:

Resources for Initial Teacher Education (ITE)

Special Issues

Read the most recent Special Issue online:

Popular Culture and Curriculum
Clare Dowdall, Lalitha Vasudevan and Margaret Mackey
Volume 48, Issue 1, April 2014

Previous Special Issues include:

Narrative and Literacy
Edited by Gabrielle Cliff Hodges and Bronwyn Davies
Volume 47, Issue 1, April 2013

Literacy and Politics
Edited by Janet Soler and Andrew Lambirth
Volume 45, Issue 3, November 2011

Power of the Text
Edited by Vivienne Smith and Margaret Mackey
Volume 44, Issue 2, July 2010