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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. The editors are Leslie S. Rush and Lisa Scherff.

English Education publishes two types of articles: (1) traditional theoretical and research articles and (2) shorter, innovative/nontraditional "Extending the Conversation" articles. 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. Please register as an author at our Web-based manuscript submission and review system, Editorial Manager. Once logged in to the system, follow the instructions to upload your submission.

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 not be considered.

To ensure impartial review, information that identifies the author should not appear in the manuscript. All in-text references to the author should be formatted as (Author, year). In the reference section, the same formatting should follow (Author, year), and should be placed alphabetically by the name Author. Below is an example:

Appleman, D. (2009). Critical encounters in high school English: Teaching literary theory to adolescents (2nd ed.). New York and Urbana, IL: Teachers College Press and National Council of Teachers of English.
Author. (2010).
Blau, S. (2003).  The literature workshop.  Portsmouth, NH:  Heinemann.

Please direct questions about submissions to the 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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