About the Journal

Georgia Journal of Literacy is the peer-reviewed, open-access publication of the Georgia Association of Literacy Advocates (GALA), an affiliate of the International Literacy Association (ILA). We publish research- and practitioner-based articles related to language and literacy education at all levels. We welcome the voices of all literacy advocates, from literacy scholars and researchers, PK–12 classroom teachers and school leaders, and graduate students throughout Georgia and beyond. Our editorial review board, readership, and authorship are nationally representative. All published content is available at no cost. Copyright remains with the author(s).

Acceptance Rate: 25% (as of November 2023)

Articles may focus on topics from curriculum, instruction, and assessment to strategies for teaching diverse populations of literacy learners. Specifically, we accept manuscripts in the following categories: 

Research and Practitioner Articles: These articles should be approximately 5,000 to 8,000 words in length, excluding references, tables, charts, etc. Research-based articles may be quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods, or literature reviews. Practitioner-based articles should focus on the application of research-based practices.

Teaching Tips: These short articles should be approximately 1,000 to 2,000 words in length and should be written for literacy teachers, highlighting one teaching strategy/technique that has been shown to enhance student literacy learning. We encourage photographs and student work samples. 

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