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Starting July 2015, Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy will publish six times per year instead of eight. Don't worry—you'll get the same amount of content packed into six supersized issues.


About Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy

The Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy is the only literacy journal published exclusively for teachers of older learners. Each issue offers practical, classroom-tested ideas grounded in research and theory. Whether you work with new, struggling, or skilled readers, you’ll find something of interest in JAAL.

Every issue includes

  • Practical ideas for instruction
  • Reviews of student and teacher resources, including young adult literature
  • Tips on how to integrate technology, media, and popular culture in your classroom
  • Reflections on current literacy trends, issues, and research

Publication Schedule

JAAL is published online and in print eight times a year: monthly from September through May, with a combined issue in December/January.


Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy is currently edited by Margaret Carmody Hagood and Emily Neil Skinner.

More information on Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy Editorial Board can be found here.

Margaret C. Hagood
College of Charleston
Emily N. Skinner
College of Charleston

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Call for JAAL Cover Images

How are literacies enacted in the lives of adolescents and adults and what do they look like? Show us! Beginning in September 2012, we'll feature adolescent- and adult-submitted photographs and artwork on the cover of Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy. We invite you to share your representations of adolescent and adult literacies in action!

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