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English Leadership Quarterly

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See ELQ Calls for Manuscripts for information on upcoming themed issues.

English Leadership Quarterly, a publication of the NCTE Conference on English Leadership (CEL), seeks articles of 500–3,000 words on topics of interest to those in positions of leadership in departments (elementary, middle, secondary, or college) where literacy is the focus. Firsthand accounts of successful research, teaching, and learning activities are encouraged. In addition, please consider including full-color photos, graphics, videos, potential connections, links to resources, and other features that can work with the digital format of the journal to enhance your piece.

ELQ typically publishes one out of ten manuscripts it receives each year.

Surveys of our readers reveal these topics of interest: leadership studies; class size/class load; support from the community; at-risk student programs; integrated or blended learning; problems of rural, urban, and suburban schools; and equity and diversity support for curriculum, instruction, and learning. Short articles on these and other concerns are published in every issue.

Submission Guidelines

  1. Manuscripts should address the theme listed in the call for manuscripts for that issue.
  2. Manuscripts should be double-spaced with 1-inch margins in 12-point font.
  3. Manuscripts should follow the current edition (7th) of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
  4. Manuscripts should be accompanied by a cover letter, which includes the theme the article addresses, a bulleted list of key points the article addresses, author name(s), affiliation, work address, work phone number, fax number, and email address.

Manuscripts will not be reviewed without the cover letter. Email a copy of your manuscript and cover letter to incoming ELQ editor Henry “Cody” Miller at [email protected]. Make sure when sending your electronic submission that you indicate in the subject line of the email the issue date for which you are submitting (e.g., August 2022 ELQ).

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