Journal of College and Learning (JCRL)
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Journal of College Reading and Learning
The Journal of College Reading and Learning (JCRL) , invites authors to submit their scholarly research for publication. JCRL is an international forum for the publication of high-quality articles on theory, research, and policy related to areas of developmental education, postsecondary literacy instruction, and learning assistance at the postsecondary level. JCRL is published biannually in the spring and fall for the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA).
Manuscript Preparation: Feature Articles
Feature articles include theoretical analyses and reports of original research. All articles should connect theory, research, and practice.
Manuscripts are reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis.
Information for Authors
o a masked version of the manuscript, including references and an abstract of up to 125 words (no author information should be included).
The JCRL Forum welcomes a wide range of manuscripts, from those that are theoretically based, research-supported practice, to those that review or respond critically to recently published manuscripts or issues in the field. The purpose of the Forum is to invite nontraditional manuscripts that create and sustain interesting theoretical and pedagogical discussions.
Submissions to the Forum should be no more than 2,500 words in length and do not include abstracts. Forum publications are selected through consensus of the JCRL Editorial team. As with all manuscripts, authors are required to follow the 6th edition of the APA Publications Manual .
The Journal of College Reading and Learning receives all manuscript submissions electronically via its ScholarOne site located at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jcrl . ScholarOne allows for rapid submission of original and revised manuscripts, and facilitates the review process and internal communication between authors, editors, and reviewers via a web-based platform. ScholarOne technical support can be accessed at http://scholarone.com/services/support .
Inquiries should be directed to the Editor:
Dr. Eric J. Paulson
Editor, Journal of College Reading and Learning
The email for inquires is JCRL@CRLA.net .
An email message or letter will acknowledge manuscript receipt. The review process begins with an initial evaluation by the editorial team to determine appropriateness and suitability for JCRL . Appropriate manuscripts are then sent out to members of the JCRL editorial review board for a double-blind peer review. Following this, the editorial team will provide a decision and feedback to authors.
If accepted for blind review, the manuscript will be sent to at least two reviewers; typically, one has broad general knowledge of the field and one has expertise in the particular topic or methodology. Within three months, authors can expect to receive one of four decisions: (a) manuscript acceptance, (b) conditional acceptance with revision, (c) non-acceptance with an invitation for revision and resubmission for another round of review, or (d) non-acceptance and recommendation for submission to a different publication. Reviewers aim to provide authors with helpful feedback for manuscript revision and future manuscript preparation. Manuscripts that fail to follow submission guidelines will not be reviewed. Manuscripts must not be under consideration by another journal or published elsewhere.
Submissions are evaluated along the following criteria:
Page proofs are sent to the designated author using Taylor & Francis' Central Article Tracking System (CATS). They must be carefully checked and returned within 48 hours of receipt.
Reprint and Issues
Authors for whom we receive a valid email address will be provided an opportunity to purchase reprints of individual articles, or copies of the complete print issue. These authors will also be given complimentary access to their final article on Taylor & Francis Online.