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Call for Manuscripts for the ARA Reader


The ARA Reader is the scholarly journal of the Arkansas Reading Association. It is designed to serve as a resource for all Arkansas reading teachers.

The Editors are looking for manuscripts that take as their topic issues relating to literacy in primary, secondary education. It is the hope of the editorial board that reports of quality research and practice will be published from schools within the state of Arkansas and the nation. Submitted manuscripts might take the form of (but are not strictly limited to) original empirical articles, theoretical analyses, literature reviews, and reports of successful practices in education.

Each issue, the ARA Reader features emerging research of special interest to Arkansas reading teachers. Abstracts of Action Research Studies (conducted by students at Arkansas Universities) are followed by links to full text versions of the same.

Manuscript Submissions

Authors should follow the guidelines in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (current ed.) when preparing manuscripts.  Manuscripts cannot exceed 1800 words, including references, tables, and figures.

In addition to email addresses, web site address, and fax numbers if available, authors should include physical addresses and telephone numbers as well. Authors should also list two to five key words to identify the contents of their paper. 


  • April 5 - guaranteed publication, pending committee approval
  • April 19 - published, pending committee approval and spacing available

Submit manuscripts in Microsoft Word format or Google Doc, via email to tammy@alaliteracy.

Address: 902 Golf View Drive, Searcy, AR 72143
Phone: (501) 940-1172

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