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

Read more on the Call for Papers.


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

Book Reviews Editor

  • Richard Charlesworth, KS2 Teacher
  • Sadie Phillips, KS2 Teacher

Editorial Board 

  • Cathy Burnett, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
  • Gabrielle Cliff Hodges, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Victoria Carrington, University of East Anglia, UK
  • Teresa Cremin, The Open University, UK
  • Karen Daniels, Sheffield Hallam, UK
  • Clare Dowdall, Plymouth University, UK
  • Sue Ellis, University of Strathclyde, UK
  • Paul Gardner, Curtin University, Australia
  • Susan Jones, University of Nottingham, UK
  • 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
  • Joanna McIntyre, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Guy Merchant, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
  • Trinka Messenheimer, Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA
  • Philomena Osseo-Asare, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Kate Pahl, ESRI, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Judy Parr, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Janet Soler, The Open University, UK


Editorial Advisory Group 

  • William Bintz, Kent State, USA
  • Shirley Brice Heath, King’s College, London, UK and Stanford University, USA
  • Anne Burke, Memorial University, Canada
  • Robyn Cox, Australian Catholic University, Australia
  • Sue Dymoke, University of Leicester, UK
  • Rosie Flewitt, University College London, UK
  • Veronika Rot Gabrovec, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Andrew Goodwyn, University of Reading, UK
  • Kathy Hall, University College Cork, Ireland
  • Christine Hall, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Alice Manning, British School of Seville, Spain
  • Debra Myhill, University of Exeter, UK
  • Lissa Paul, Brock University, Canada
  • 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
  • Mary Ann Wolpert, Cambridge University, UK

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