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Author guidelines


  • Select a topic of interest to our Reading Recovery audience.
  • Write clearly, concisely, and use an active voice.
  • Be sure the message is clear and has a consistent focus throughout.
  • Include dialogue or samples of children’s work when possible. (see photo and artwork requirements)
  • Send either long or short articles. Published length ranges from two- and three-sentence anecdotes to longer, more technical articles.
  • Articles will be edited to fit space and style requirements.
  • RRCNA publications follow the style designated by the most-recent edition of the Publications Manual of the American Psychological Association.
  • The RRCNA Style Manual provides additional guidance for authors.

For questions about or help with the submission process, email RRCNA Communications Director Vicki Fox or call 614-310-7332.

Write for The Journal of Reading Recovery

Every Reading Recovery teacher, teacher leader, administrator, site coordinator, and parent has a good story to tell. Please consider sharing your Reading Recovery experiences, ideas, and surprises by writing for The Journal of Reading Recovery (JRR). We need to hear from you because readers have told us they want to hear more about people like themselves—especially those on the front lines working with children.

Blind peer review process
The Journal of Reading Recovery is a peer-reviewed and refereed publication published by the Reading Recovery Council of North America (RRCNA). All submitted manuscripts will be read by the editors to determine suitability for publication. Authors will receive an acknowledgement when the submission is received and will be notified via email of the editors’ decisions.

JRR uses a blind review process, allowing only editors and editorial staff to know the names of the authors. The article will be sent to the appropriate section editor, who will monitor a peer review process by a team of reviewers. The section editor will then:

  • accept the article as submitted
  • return the article for revisions – with clear directions from the reviewers – for publication as edited
  • return the article for re-working – with directions and feedback from the reviewers – with the suggestion to resubmit for consideration and no guarantee of acceptance
  • return the rejected article

Editors will send authors feedback from reviewers and, if necessary, specific suggestions for revision.

If accepted, your article will again be reviewed by the section editor and the editor-in-chief. The publications manager will complete a technical edit and authors will be contacted with additional questions. A pdf file of the final article will be electronically sent to you for final approval, along with an assignment of copyright form, which must be returned prior to publication.

Submitting articles for publication
All manuscripts, feature items, photos, and original artwork must be submitted electronically via email to vfox@readingrecovery.org.

For original manuscripts, please follow the most-recent APA style guidelines. Manuscripts must be submitted as double spaced Word documents and should be no more than 30 pages (excluding reference list, tables, and figures). No identification of the author(s) and affiliations should appear anywhere in the manuscript, including running headers and footers. A cover page identifying corresponding and contributing authors, affiliations, and email contacts should accompany the manuscript.

Submit article to JRR editorial team