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RT and JAAL Editor Searches Open

by April Hall
August 1, 2014

The International Reading Association is accepting applications for editors of The Reading Teacher (RT) and the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy (JAAL). These separate, prestigious editorships function as two-person teams of either two co-editors or one editor with an associate editor. The volunteer positions have six-year terms: The first year overlaps with the final year of the current editorship and the subsequent years constitute the volumes for which the new editors provide material.

The Reading Teacher coverThe application deadline is Oct. 15 and the term for both editorships is June 1, 2015–May 31, 2021.

RT is the leading peer-reviewed journal for educators of literacy learners up to age 12. Its special emphasis is primary and elementary classroom instruction, and its readership consists of school-based educators, university researchers and scholars, literacy consultants, administrators, and policymakers.

JAAL is the leading peer-reviewed journal for educators of literacy learners ages 12 and older. The journal reflects current theory, research, and practice in support of Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy covereffective literacy instruction. Readership includes middle school, secondary, and postsecondary classroom teachers; university researchers and scholars; literacy consultants; administrators; and policymakers.

Applicants must be members of IRA, recognized experts in the field of literacy education of learners in the journal’s intended age group, and demonstrate a commitment to translating sound research to practice.

April Hall is the editor of Reading Today Online. She can be reached at



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