UKLA / Wiley-Blackwell Research in Literacy Education Award News

Winners announced for the UKLA/ Wiley Research in Literacy Education Award 2019

Monday, March 25, 2019

Our panel has selected the best papers from our journals Literacy and Journal of Research in Reading

Shortlist announced for the UKLA/Wiley Research in Literacy Education Award 2019

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

UKLA is delighted to announce shortlists for the prestigious UKLA/ Wiley Research in Literacy Education Award 2019.

UKLA announces the winners of the UKLA/Wiley Research in Literacy Education Award 2018

Monday, April 23, 2018

The shortlists were chosen by panels convened by JRR editors Julia Carroll & Jessie Ricketts and Literacy editors Jill McClay and Clare Dowdall.

Shortlist announced for the UKLA/Wiley Research in Literacy Education Award 2018

Monday, February 12, 2018

UKLA is delighted to announce shortlists for the prestigious ​UKLA/ Wiley-Blackwell Research in Literacy Education Award 2018.

New Editor for Literacy Needed

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

UKLA is looking for a new editor (or editors) for their international journal Literacy, published by Wiley. After a splendid period guiding the journal to even greater quality and international appeal, the current editors are stepping down.

New for May - Special Themed Issue of Literacy:  ‘Assessment, Accountability and Policy’

Thursday, June 08, 2017

We're excited to announce that this special edition of literacy is now available from Wiley

UKLA announces the winners of the UKLA/Wiley Research in Literacy Education Award 2017

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

The UKLA/ Wiley Research in Literacy Education Award is a prestigious prize bestowed on the best article in the Journal of Research in Reading (JRR) and Literacy in the previous year. Both are peer-reviewed journals with international reputations for excellence.

Shortlist announced for the UKLA/Wiley-Blackwell Research in Literacy Education Award 2017

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

UKLA is delighted to announce shortlists for the prestigious UKLA/ Wiley-Blackwell Research in Literacy Education Award 2017.

The Award is given annually for papers published in each of UKLA’s journals - Literacy and Journal of Research in Reading (JRR) - judged to be exemplary in terms of criteria applied in both journals. Literacy and JRR are peer-reviewed journals with international reputations for excellence. The panel chair is Professor Jackie Marsh.

UKLA congratulates all the shortlisted authors.

The winning authors will be announced at the UKLA International Conference in Glasgow 30 June to 2 July, and invited to present a joint seminar at the conference.

Shortlist Literacy 2017Access Literacy

  • Chris Bailey. Free the sheep: improvised song and performance in and around a minecraft community (Vol. 50, No. 2)
  • Stephanie Dix. Teaching writing: a multilayered participatory practice (Vol. 50, No. 1)
  • Christine Hall & Susan Jones. Making sense in the city: Dolly Parton, early reading and educational policy-making (Vol. 50, No. 1)
  • Anne Mangen & Adriaan van der Weel. The evolution of reading in the age of digitization: an integrative framework for reading research (Vol. 50, No. 3)
  • Sylvia Pantaleo. Teacher expectations and student literacy engagement and achievement (Vol. 50, No.2)
  • Shari Shabeti. Writing creatively in a museum: tracing lines through persons, art objects and texts (Vol. 50, No. 3)

Shortlist JRR 2017 - Access JRR

  • Marta Flores, David Duran. Influence of a catalan peer tutoring programme on reading comprehension and self-concept as a reader. (Vol 39, No.3)
  • Sarah P. McGeown, Cara Osborne, Amy Warhurst, Roger Norgate, Lynne G. Duncan. Understanding children's reading activities: Reading motivation, skill and child characteristics as predictors. (Vol 39, No.1)
  • Daryl F. Mellard, Kari L. Woods, Jae Hoon Lee. Literacy profiles of at-risk young adults enrolled in career and technical education. (Vol 39, No.1)
  • Ilona de Milliano, Amos van Gelderen and Peter Sleegers. Types and sequences of self-regulated reading of low-achieving adolescents in relation to reading task achievement (pages 229–252). (Vol 39, No.2)
  • Ellen Schaffner, Maik Philipp, Ulrich Schiefele. Reciprocal effects between intrinsic reading motivation and reading competence? A cross-lagged panel model for academic track and nonacademic track students. (Vol 39, No.1)

The Literacy shortlists were selected by Jill McClay and Clare Dowdall (editors), Gabrielle Cliff Hodges and Trinka Messenheimer; the JRR shortlists by Julia Caroll (editor) in consultation with JRR Associate Editors.

Notes for Editors

The Award is given annually for papers published in each of UKLA’s journals - Literacy and Journal of Research in Reading (JRR) - judged to be exemplary in terms of criteria applied in both journals.

Specifically, the award is given to a text which fulfils many of the following criteria.

  • Relevance to readership – taking account of an international readership
  • Accessibility to a knowledgeable readership
  • Original content which contributes significantly to existing knowledge or the development of new knowledge, policy or strategy
  • Clear theoretical position
  • Methodologically sound research processes /design appropriate to the theoretical standpoint
  • Sound level of critical analysis
  • Relevant and appropriate citation base

The Literacy shortlists were selected by Jill McClay and Clare Dowdall (editors), Gabrielle Cliff Hodges and Trinka Messenheimer; the JRR shortlists by Julia Caroll (editor) in consultation with JRR Associate Editors.

Final panel: Professor Jackie Marsh (Chair), Frances Bodger, Rosie Flewitt, Lynda Graham, Clare Kelly, Rebecca Parry, Wayne Tennent, Carole Torgerson.


UKLA is delighted to announce the winners of the UKLA Wiley-Blackwell Award 2016

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Congratulations to the winners, and Wiley-Blackwell for their continued generosity in supporting this award.

Shortlists announced: UKLA/ Wiley-Blackwell Research in Literacy Education Award 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

​UKLA is delighted to announce shortlists for the prestigious UKLA/ Wiley-Blackwell Research in Literacy Education Award 2016

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