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Author Guidelines

 The Journal of Extensive Reading, a refereed online research journal, seeks high-quality, empirically-researched and theoretically-sound articles on the efficacy of extensive reading methods and outcomes in various teaching and learning contexts. Submissions related to reading and other language skill development through extensive reading, especially but not exclusively related to second and foreign language acquisition, will be considered.  

To be accepted for publication, papers must:

  1. demonstrate sound research methods,
  2. add to existing knowledge in the field,
  3. relate the research to theoretical constructs in the field,
  4. be applicable to enhancing ER practice, and
  5. be written in clear and concise prose in general accordance with the standards of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th Edition.
  6. be between 3,500 and 5,000 words in length (excluding tables, references, and appendices). 

Our journal's digital format allows for embedded links to digital artifacts that enhance published articles` impact and scope. We thus welcome submissions that leverage the power of the web via links and other means, provided that the use of these does not violate copyright and that the submission is able to stand alone as a complete work in printed form only.

Submission Preparation Checklist

All submissions must meet the following requirements.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, DOIs for the references have been provided.
  • All figures, graphs and tables should be submitted in an Excel file. Each figure etc. should be on a separate sheet.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The author should note the manuscript's word count in the submitted document after the abstract.

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