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Jul 9 2014: New editors for Literacy appointed

The United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA) and Wiley Blackwell are pleased to announce that new editors have been appointed for the journal 'Literacy'... Read more>


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

  • Cathy Burnett, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Gabrielle Cliff Hodges, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge,
  • Victoria Carrington, University of East Anglia,
  • Barbara Comber, Queensland University of Technology,
  • Teresa Cremin, The Open University,
  • Julia Davies, University of Sheffield,
  • Sue Ellis, University of Strathclyde,
  • Andrew Goodwyn, University of Reading,
  • Shirley Brice Heath, Stanford University, USA,
  • Andrew Lambirth, The University of Greenwich,
  • Margaret Mackey, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta, Canada,
  • Guy Merchant, School of Education, Sheffield Hallam University,
  • Trinka Messenheimer, Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA,
  • Debra Myhill, University of Exeter,
  • Kate Pahl, School of Education, University of Sheffield,
  • Lissa Paul, Brock University, Canada,
  • Taffy E. Raphael, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA,
  • Vivienne Smith, University of Strathclyde,
  • Janet Soler, The Open University,
  • Graeme Trousdale, The University of Edinburgh,
  • Christopher S. Walsh, The Open University,
  • Owen Barden, Liverpool Hope University.

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),
  • 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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