English in Education

Cover image for Vol. 51 Issue 2

Edited By: John Hodgson

Impact Factor: 0.231

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 223/235 (Education & Educational Research)

Online ISSN: 1754-8845

Author Guidelines

English in Education is the research journal of the National Association for the Teaching of English (NATE).  It publishes research-based articles, reviews and poems which reflect on every aspect of English teaching. The journal considers new developments in literacy, drama, film, literacy studies, literature, language, media and new technologies as they pertain to the teaching of English. It seeks to provide a forum for an open exchange of ideas, based on research and serious professional reflection on both the theoretical underpinning of practice and practical applications of theory. English in Education welcomes contributions from established researchers worldwide as well as fresh voices with something new to contribute to the community.

Please note that English as a foreign language (EFL) and English as a second language (ESL) are not part of the remit of English in Education. Articles written from a EFL/ESL perspective will not be considered for publication.
Preparing your submission

  • Present the article in Ariel 12 pt typescript, double spaced and written using UK spelling conventions.

  • Your article should be between 4000 - 6000 words in length (including references).

  • Please do not use footnotes in your article and keep endnotes to a minimum. Endnotes should be placed before the references section at the end of your article.

  • The Harvard system of bibliographic references should be used. (Please refer to the specific guidance below and to 2010 issues onwards for further examples of its use within the articles).

  • Permission should be included in writing by the author for use of any copyright material (including visual images, lyrics and poetry) and this permission should be included with the submission.

  • Electronic submissions are required (in Microsoft Word).

  • Table, Figures and Appendices should be submitted as separate, clearly labelled files. The specific location of each of these items within the main article should be clearly indicated with headings i.e. Table 1, Figure 2,  Appendix A etc...

  • Please provide the following information on a separate page: name of author(s), current position(s) and name(s) of institution(s) you are affiliated to; email address; telephone number; home address; abstract  of approximately 100 words, list of 5 - 6 key words, approximate word length of your article. Please indicate clearly who the corresponding author is so that this information and a work email address can be included with the article in case readers wish to email your research.

  • Poems with English teaching related themes should be submitted directly to both the editor John Hodgson (John.Hodgson@uwe.ac.uk) and the new poetry editor Jane Bluett (bluetj@sky.com). Poems should be no more than 40 lines in length and the submission should consist of 2-5 poems maximum.

  • English in Education has now adopted ScholarOne Manuscripts, for online manuscript submission and peer review. From now on all submissions to the journal must be submitted online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/eie. Full instructions and support are available on the site and a user ID and password can be obtained on the first visit. If you require assistance then click the Get Help Now link which appears at the top right of every ScholarOne Manuscripts page or contact the Editorial Assistant, Johannes Perez (EIEedoffice@wiley.com).

Preparation of Electronic Figure for Publication

Although low quality images are adequate for review purposes, print publication requires high quality images to prevent the final product being blurred or fuzzy. Submit EPS (line art) or TIFF (halftone/photographs) files only. MS PowerPoint and Word Graphics are unsuitable for printed pictures. Do not use pixel-oriented programmes. Scans (TIFF only) should have a resolution of at least 300 dpi (halftone) or 600 to 1200 dpi (line drawings) in relation to the reproduction size (see below). Please submit the data for figures in black and white or submit a Colour Work Agreement Form (see Colour Charges below).

EPS files should be saved with fonts embedded (and with a TIFF preview if possible). For scanned images, the scanning resolution (at final image size) should be as follows to ensure good reproduction: line art: >600 dpi; halftones (including gel photographs): >300 dpi; figures containing both halftone and line mages: >600 dpi.

Further information can be obtained at guidelines for figures: http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/illustration.asp

Check your electronic artwork before submitting it: http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/eachecklist.asp

Permissions: If all or parts of previously published illustrations are used, permission must be obtained from the copyright holder concerned. It is the author's responsibility to obtain these in writing and provide copies to the Publisher.

Color Charges: It is the policy of the journal of English in Education for authors to pay the full cost for the reproduction of their colour artwork. Therefore, please note that if there is colour artwork in your manuscript when it is accepted for publication

John Wiley & Sons Pte Ltd require you to complete and return a Colour Work Agreement Form before your paper can be published. Any article received by John Wiley & Sons with colour work will not be published until the form has been returned. If you are unable to access the internet, or are unable to download the form, please contact the Production Editor (eie@wiley.com)

Relevant Document: Colour Work Agreement Form

Refereeing and selection procedure
Each submitted journal article is blind peer-reviewed by two or more members of the Academic Review Board. The reviewers provide detailed feedback to the authors with recommendations for revisions where appropriate and also make recommendations to the Editor about acceptability of the article for publication. Authors receive an acknowledgement on receipt of their work and will be notified within approximately 6 - 8 weeks of the decision made with regard to publication.
Each submitted poem is reviewed by the Poetry Editor and the author is notified of a decision within approximately 6 - 8 weeks of the decision made with regard to publication.
The journal does not accept unsolicited reviews. Suggestions about new publications for review should be emailed for the attention of the Reviews Editor, Gary Snapper to gary@gabrielsnapper.co.uk.
Feedback, final acceptance and proofs
You will receive detailed feedback on your work within approximately 6 -8 weeks following submission.
Acceptance of an article, poem or review is based on the understanding that it has not been submitted or previously published elsewhere and that the work is original.
If your work has been accepted for publication, you will be notified by email about your proofs. Please check and correct your article proofs within one week of receiving them and return these to the Production Editor at Wiley Blackwell as requested.

No payment is made for publication although each author will receive one hard copy of the journal from NATE. Authors may also download a PDF offprint of their article through Wiley Blackwell Author Services after publication.
Contributors are advised to join the ALCS (Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society) which is a partner with the Publishers’ Licensing  Society in the Copyright Licensing Agency. The Agency collects photocopying revenue on behalf of authors and publishers. For further information visit the website www.alcs.co.uk.
Exclusive License Form
If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services, where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

For authors signing the Exclusive Licence Form (ELF), If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the ELF to sign. The terms and conditions of the ELF can be previewed below: ELF Terms and Conditions. Please do not complete this PDF until you are prompted to login into Author Services as described above.

Note to Contributors on Deposit of Accepted Version

Funder arrangements
Certain funders, including the NIH, members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) and Wellcome Trust require deposit of the Accepted Version in a repository after an embargo period. Details of funding arrangements are set out at the following website: http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement. Please contact the Journal production editor if you have additional funding requirements.

Wiley has arrangements with certain academic institutions to permit the deposit of the Accepted Version in the institutional repository after an embargo period. Details of such arrangements are set out at the following website: http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement

For authors choosing OnlineOpen
If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):

Creative Commons Attribution License OAA
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/faqs_copyright.asp and visit http://www.wileyopenaccess.com/details/content/12f25db4c87/Copyright--License.html.

If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit: http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement

Harvard referencing guidance
Within the article
References should be chronologically  arranged in the text and separated with a semi colon i.e. (Jones 2001; Andrews 2002; Millard 2005).
References to direct quotations within the article text:
This can be seen in ‘quotation, quotation’ (Smith 2002: 12) who states that....
This can be seen in Smith (2002) who states that ‘quotation, quotation’ (p.12).
References list
References should appear alphabetically in the reference  list at the end of the article. 
Where two or more references by the same author in the same year are included please differentiate with 2001a, 2001b etc.. 
Use a capital letter on the initial word of a reference title, and after a colon. 
Each complete reference should end with a full stop.
Books (including children’s books)
DSCF Select Committee (2008) Testing and assessment. London: The Stationery Office.

Heath, S. B. (1983) Ways with words: Language, life, and work in communities and classrooms. New York: McGraw-Hill; Oxford University Press.

Zephaniah, B. (2002) Refugee Boy. London: Bloomsbury.
Amenábar, A. (dir) (2001) The Others. US: Cruise/Wagner Productions.
Journal Articles:
Dombey, H. (1987) ‘Reading for real from the start’, English in Education. 21 (2), 12 -19.

Nikolajeva, M. and Scott, C. (2000) ‘The Dynamics of picture book communication’, Children’s Literature in Education. 31. 225 -239. (Please give full page range.)
Poems or stories from single authored collections
Alvi, M. (2000) ‘Presents from my aunts in Pakistan’, Carrying my wife. Tarset: Bloodaxe.
Articles, poems or stories from edited books or anthologies:
Giuseppi, U. ‘Journey by night’ in P. Abbs and J. Richardson (eds) (1990) The Forms of narrative. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Moss, E. (1977) ‘The Peppermint lesson’ in M. Meek, A. Warlow and G. Barton (eds) (1977) The Cool web: The pattern of children’s reading. London: The Bodley Head. (No page range here & note eds for multiple editors.)
Conference papers:
Nixon, B. (1986) ‘The Use of technology in composition’ presented at xxxx conference, Vienna, 28th -30th September 1986.
Consultation papers:
Arts Council (2003) From looking glass to spy glass: A consultation paper. London: Arts Council.
DCSF(2008) The Framework for secondary English, www.standards.dcsf.gov.uk/secondary/frameworks/(accessed 1.6.08).