Submit to JoLLE, a peer-reviewed journal housed in the Language and Literacy Education department at The University of Georgia

JoLLE is a peer-reviewed journal housed in the Language and Literacy Education department at The University of Georgia.

JoLLE publishes two issues each year: one in the fall and one in the spring. Typically one issue is unthemed while one issue is aligned with the theme of that year’s JoLLE@UGA Conference (held each January or February). To be considered for review and publication, all submissions must meet the journal’s guidelines, detailed on this page. Authors may find it helpful to consider JoLLE’s understandings of language and literacy, outlined below, and to read the current and recent issues.

*We accept un-themed Manuscripts, Poetry, and Art year round*

JoLLE understands “language and literacy” to include not only reading and writing, but other elements such as:

  • the social, cultural and historical contexts of language and literacy learning and teaching;
  • ongoing changes in communication tools and practices in the 21st century; and
  • issues involving first and multiple language acquisition and use, regardless of semiotic systems involved.

The journal publishes the work of educators in language and literacy education, including:

  • Reports of research conducted from various paradigms and perspectives and with diverse methodologies
  • Voices from the Field: articles from practitioners in any genre focused on any aspect of their work
  • Literature reviews
  • Theoretical analyses
  • Book reviews
  • Poetry and art (photographs, drawings, paintings, etc.) related to language and/or literacy

JoLLE does not publish verbatim previously published book chapters, book excerpts, or articles.

JoLLE, as an online journal, welcomes innovative use of digital sound, image, and other representation to accompany articles or as the centerpiece of publications. Contributors are encouraged to make use of data that is not possible to publish in print media for JoLLE submissions, including video or audio data from previously published work that is subjected to a new treatment for JoLLE readers.

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Permission to Publish

In submitting a manuscript to the Journal of Language and Literacy Education (JoLLE), you agree to the following terms of publication, which must be acknowledged via email:

Approval and Acceptance: We mutually agree that publication of the manuscript and/or art is contingent upon its acceptance for publication by JoLLE and upon its meeting editorial standards.

Warranty: You warrant that the submission is original; that it contains no matter which is libelous or is otherwise unlawful or which invades individual privacy or infringes any proprietary right or any statutory copyright; and you agree to indemnify and hold JoLLE harmless against any claim or judgment to the contrary. If JoLLE consents to publish your manuscript and/or art, and you consent to publication, you grant and assign to JoLLE for its exclusive use the entire copyright for the work submitted.

Previous Publication and Permission: You warrant that the manuscript and/or art has not been published elsewhere in whole or in part and that no agreement to publish the manuscript and/or art or any part or version thereof is outstanding. Should the manuscript and/or art contain any material that requires written permission for inclusion in, such permission shall be obtained at your own expense from the copyright owner and submitted with the manuscript.

* When the final version of the submission has been returned to the author for approval, s/he must respond via email, the body of which must contain the following:


For manuscript submissions:

I certify that I am the author of this manuscript, and that all information contained within is original with me. I further assure that this manuscript has not been published elsewhere. I assign full copyright of said manuscript to the Journal of Language and Literacy Education (JoLLE) and provide my permission for the manuscript to be published.


For University-Based Research involving Human Subjects:

If JoLLE accepts my manuscript for publication, I understand that I will be asked to submit a copy of the approval documents received from the Institutional Review Board (IRB) as well as the un-signed consent forms completed by participants involved in the research I present.


For Teacher/School-Based Research:

If JoLLE accepts my manuscript for publication, I understand that I will be asked to provide proof of approval from school- or district-based administration to conduct research on my teaching and/or students. [Please contact for a permission form template if you need one.]


For poetry and art submissions:
I certify that I created this work and that it is original with me. I assign first-time copyright of said work to the Journal of Language and Literacy Education and provide my permission for it to be published. After publication, rights to this work return to me. If I choose to republish in any manner—electronic or print—I will acknowledge JoLLE@UGA as the original place of publication.



The views expressed on this website and contained within featured documents are solely those of the author(s) and artist(s) and do not reflect the views of the Department of Language & Literacy Education, The College of Education, or The University of Georgia.


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