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The journal Literacy (formerly Reading) is published three times a year and received by all members of UKLA. It is a refereed journal for those interested in the study and development of literacy education. The following kinds of contributions are welcomed:

  • Reports of recent research in the field of literacy
  • Informed and analytical accounts of innovative practice
  • Critiques of recent policy developments
  • Short reports of research in progress

To submit an article for Literacy please log-in to the Wiley website here.


Editor-in – Chief:

Dr Jill McClay,

Professor Emerita

University of Alberta

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Edmonton AB T6G 2G5


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Associate Editor:

Dr Clare Dowdall ,

Lecturer in Language and Literacy Education

Plymouth University,


Devon, PL4 8AA

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Editorial Board

Victoria Carrington (UK), Barbara Comber (Australia), Teresa Cremin (UK), Henrietta Dombey (UK), Kathy Hall (Ireland), Viv Ellis (UK), Sue Ellis (UK), Andrew Goodwyn (UK), Shirley Brice Heath (USA), Charmian Kenner (UK), Margaret Mackey (Canada), Guy Merchant (UK), Olivia O’Sullivan (UK), Kate Pahl (UK), Lissa Paul (Canada), Taffy Raphael (USA), Marian Sainsbury (UK), Vivienne Smith (UK), Janet Soler (UK)

Editorial Advisory Group

Ann Burke (Canada), Cathy Burnett  (UK) Gabrielle Cliff Hodges (UK), Margaret Cook (UK), Clare Dowdall (UK), Sue Dymoke (UK), Rosie Flewitt (UK), Rósa Guðrún Eggertsdóttir  (Iceland) Christine Hall (UK), Karl Kitching (Ireland), Andrew Lambirth (UK), Margaret Mallett (UK), Tony Martin (UK), Trinka Messenheimer (USA), Elaine Millard (UK), Helen Nixon (Australia), Malcolm Reed (UK), Dinah Volk (UK)


Sample Articles in 2010 include:

Gabrielle Cliff Hodges: Reasons for reading: why literature matters 44, 2, 60-68.

Christine Hall and Pat Thomson: Grounded literacies: the power of listening to, telling and performing community stories 44, 2, 69-75.

Caroline Pearson: Acting up or acting out? Unlocking children's talk in literature circles 44, 1, 3-11.

Mary Louise Gomez, Melissa Schieble, Jen Scott Curwood and Dawnene Hassett: Technology, learning and instruction: distributed cognition in the secondary English classroom 44, 2, 20-27.

Back issues

Legacy files of Literacy or Reading, back to Volume 1 (1967), are now available to logged-in UKLA members on Blackwell Synergy here.



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