English Journal is NCTE's award-winning journal of ideas for English language arts teachers in junior and senior high schools and middle schools.
Welcome from the English Journal Coeditors
Dear Prospective Contributors,
Welcome to the website for English Journal, a publication of the Secondary Section of NCTE. The journal was first published in 1912 and is widely read by teachers, scholars, teacher educators, and administrators.
English Journal presents the teaching of writing and reading, literature, and language arts, and includes information on how teachers are applying practices, research, and multimodal literacies technologies in their classrooms.
English Journal is mostly a practitioner-based publication in the discipline of English language arts; it is published in September, November, January, March, May, and July. English Journal is refereed, and virtually all manuscripts are read by three or more outside peer reviewers who are teachers and teacher educators. (Peer review means that the coeditors ask for assistance from qualified readers in making decisions about acceptances and non-acceptances.)
We will attempt to reach a decision on each article within five months. The decision on manuscripts submitted in response to a specific call for manuscripts will be made after the call deadline.
We invite you to write for English Journal. We are especially interested in classroom stories that are complemented by research knowledge about teaching English and language arts. We publish reflective essays, theory-to-practice classroom narratives, poetry, art, cartoons, photographs, and a range of topical columns and features.
Submissions are first reviewed by the coeditors to be sure they meet the Submission Guidelines for publication and then sent to reviewers for feedback. (Please read closely the guidelines and complete the Submission Checklist before submitting your manuscript.) Once the peer reviews are complete, the coeditors make a final decision about publication.
You can find the guidelines for each type of article, column, or feature posted here, along with information about whom you should contact to pitch an idea for an article or to ask a question. We also prepared some tips for authors here and here.
Most issues of English Journal are organized around a theme, so it is helpful to review the descriptions of upcoming themes as you consider writing your manuscript. General interest submissions are also welcome.
We look forward to working with you.
Best wishes in your teaching and writing!
Amy Burke, Aimee Hendrix-Soto, Mary Amanda Stewart, and Whitney Chandler