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English Education Submission Guidelines - Previous Revision

English Education (published October, January, April, July) is the journal of the Conference on English Education (CEE), a constituent organization of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). CEE serves those NCTE members who are engaged in the preparation, support, and continuing education of teachers of English language arts/literacy.

English Education publishes two types of articles: (1) traditional theoretical and research articles and (2) shorter, innovative/nontraditional pieces. The editors will normally reach a decision about a manuscript within three months. English Education typically publishes fewer than 10% of the manuscripts it receives each year.

All manuscripts should be submitted electronically. Manuscripts must be double-spaced with 1" margins and should follow the APA 6th Edition style guide and the NCTE Guidelines for Gender-Fair Use of Language. Footnotes should be avoided, with documentation given in the text (following APA 6th Edition). Manuscripts not following APA style will be returned without review.Manuscripts should be emailed as four attachments in Microsoft Word:

  • The first attachment should be a cover sheet including the title of the manuscript, author’s name, address, telephone, fax, and email address.
  • The second attachment should be the title of the article and a 150-200 word abstract.
  • The third attachment should be the title of the manuscript and the manuscript text, which should be free of any internal references to the author’s identity.
  • The final attachment should be a letter certifying that the manuscript has not been published or submitted elsewhere.

To facilitate the refereeing of the manuscript, authors should email their submissions to the incoming editors, Lisa Scherff and Leslie Susan Rush, at

Theoretical and Research Articles
EE publishes articles that represent a range of research methodologies related to (1) the nature of our discipline, especially as it spans all levels of instruction, and (2) the education and development of teachers of English at all levels. Manuscripts should be no longer than 40 pages in length, exclusive of tables, figures, and references, and should be written in Times New Roman 12 pt. font or equivalent.

“Extending the Conversation” Articles
EE also publishes shorter “Extending the Conversation” pieces that fit into one of the following areas:

• Dialogue with Policymakers
(policy changes, legislation, or forecasts that impact English/language arts/literacy) ;
• Connection to Research (non–English education research that could inform our work; community-based projects, alternative models, or other endeavors that hold promise for our community) ;
• Classroom Research (action research, collaborative inquiry, classroom case studies, etc. conducted by classroom teachers); and
• First Person Accounts (insights into theory and practice from a wide variety of stakeholders).

"Extending the Conversation" pieces should be 10–25 pages, including tables, figures, and references, and should be written in Times New Roman 12 pt. font or equivalent.

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