Manuscript Submissions

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Manuscript Submissions

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

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.