Literacy (formerly Reading) is a refereed journal for those interested in the study and development of literacy education.

UKLA members get full access to issues of this journal – please check your emails linked to your UKLA account for details how to access this journal

This is an official journal of the UKLA, published three times a year and received by all members of UKLA. Its readership comprises researchers, teachers, teacher educators, literacy consultants, practitioners, inspectors, librarians and both undergraduate and graduate students. Literacy offers educators a forum for debate through critiquing research evidence, reflecting on analysed accounts of innovative practice and examining recent policy developments.

Literacy welcomes contributions from senior and junior scholars internationally.

To submit an article for Literacy please login to the Wiley website for Literacy and read the section headed ‘Contributors’.

The following kinds of papers are welcomed:

  • Reports of recent research in language and literacy
  • Informed and analytical accounts of innovative practice
  • Critiques of recent policy developments and examination of their impact
  • Theoretical explorations that contribute to our understanding of literacy.


  • Dr. Diane R. Collier, Brock University, Canada
  • Prof Natalia Kucirkova, University of Stavanger, Norway

Book Review Editors

  • Richard Charlesworth, Heston

Editorial Board 

  • Cathy Burnett, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
  • Liz Chamberlain, The Open University, UK
  • Teresa Cremin, The Open University, UK
  • Karen Daniels, Sheffield Hallam, UK
  • Clare Dowdall, University of Exeter, UK
  • Sue Ellis, University of Strathclyde, UK
  • Jennifer Farrar, University of Glasgow, UK
  • Paul Gardner, Curtin University, Australia
  • Michelle Honeyford, University of Manitoba, Canada
  • Jan Lacina, Texas Christian University, USA
  • Andrew Lambirth, The University of Greenwich, UK
  • Margaret Mackey, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Anne Mangen, University of Stavanger, Norway
  • Jill McClay, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Guy Merchant, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
  • Trinka Messenheimer, Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA
  • Kate Pahl, ESRI, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
  • Judy Parr, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Candice Satchwell, University of Central Lancaster, UK
  • Janet Soler, The Open University, UK


Editorial Advisory Group 

  • Shirley Brice Heath, King’s College, London, UK and Stanford University, USA
  • Anne Burke, Memorial University, Canada
  • Bobbie Kabuto, Queens College, City University of New York, USA
  • Catherine Compton-Lilly, University of South Carolina, USA
  • Rosie Flewitt, University College London, UK
  • Julia Gillen, Lancaster University, UK
  • Kathy Hall, University College Cork, Ireland
  • Christine Hall, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Rachel Heydon, Western University, Canada
  • Marianne McTavish, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Debra Myhill, University of Exeter, UK
  • Jennifer Rowsell, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Runar Sigþórsson, University of Akureyri, Iceland
  • Anna Smith, Illinois State University, USA
  • Dinah Volk, Cleveland State University, Ohio, USA
  • Christopher S. Walsh, Victoria University, Australia
  • Zheng Zhang, Western University, Canada

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