Publication Opportunities

Calls for Manuscripts and Journal Articles

Looking for outlets to publish your research? Check out the current opportunities below. This list will be updated on a month to month basis as new calls for manuscripts and articles come out. If you want to share other opportunities for publication with our LAI GSA community, please email us at

Note: Entries are listed in order of earliest submission due. Updated 11/27/2017.


Frontiers in Psychology


  • Abstract Submission Deadline: December 15, 2017
    • Interactive Digital Technologies and Early Childhood 
  • Manuscript Submission Deadline:   April 10, 2018
  • Publication Website is Here
  • Call for Manuscripts:”Considerable attention is being paid to the role that digital technologies play in young children’s lives. As a result, a relatively emerging field called child-computer interactions (CCI) is becoming an area of great interest. In 2011, Read & Bekker, suggested that CCI includes the understanding of activities, behavior, and abilities surrounding children’s engagement with technologies. There is a growing need to examine how digital technologies impact young children’s, from birth to 5 years of age, learning and developmental outcomes.

    We plan to use this research topic to increase our understanding of how digital technologies impact learning and development in children from birth to 5 years. By interactive digital technologies, we include mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, as well as other tangible technologies such as robotics. In particular, we are interested in understanding child-computer interactions (e.g., children’s interaction and use of digital technologies), integration of digital technologies in early childhood education, and importantly, the role it plays on learning and development. We especially welcome submissions focused on children from particular sub-populations including, but not limited to children from low-income households and children with exceptional needs and rights.

    Areas that might be addressed include:

    1)    how technologies influence learning and impact developmental outcome
    2)    how technologies shape social interactions including but not limited to parent-child, child-child, and educator-child
    3)    selection, integration and implementation of technologies in early childhood education classrooms, as defined before formal entry to kindergarten (i.e., preschool)
    4)    how children use digital technologies (i.e., child-technology/child-computer interactions)
    5)    how children transfer information learned with technology to another modality (i.e., outside the technology)
    6)    the role of digital media on platforms and devices on children’s learning

    Papers may include, but are not limited to:

    1)    empirical studies that examine the effects of digital technologies on children’s learning
    2)    empirical studies on how early childhood educators integrate technologies in classroom settings
    3)    quantitative and/or qualitative studies that report and detail how young children use different kinds of digital technologies

    We strongly encourage the submission of research articles and welcome reviews and brief commentaries or opinion pieces. Submissions of interdisciplinary work between developmental, early child education, media studies, child-computer interaction, informatics, and partnerships between researchers and practitioners are also welcome.”


Journal of Media Literacy Education

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: December 31, 2017 (500 words)
    • Theme: Media Literacy and Fake News.
  • Manuscript Submission Deadline:   March 30, 2018
  • Publication WebsiteJournal of Media Literacy Education
  • Call for Manuscripts: “The rise of so-called “fake news” has been a global phenomenon, with increases in propaganda, disinformation, clickbait, journalistic error and polarizing political partisanship. Media literacy has long been posited as a necessary component for informed and engaged democratic citizenship. How have media literacy educators addressed the issue? Some critics have suggested that the increasingly normative critical stance of critiquing and distrusting sources — generated by a rise in media literacy, perhaps — has created a backfire effect. Today, mistrust of news and information sources is destabilizing societies as a complex mix of public anger, apathy and alienation enables demagogues to step in with emotionally-powerful and simplistic rhetoric that appeals to nationalistic pride.

    We conceive of both media education and democratic education broadly and seek submissions that explore the topic of “fake news” in relation to both formal and informal educational environments. New approaches to media literacy education for democratic citizenship may need to include an appropriate level of focus on the complex role of emotion and feeling in an age of sophisticated, highly targeted 21st century propaganda. We also invite submissions from a variety of perspectives on, and conceptions of, role of social media and networked societies, youth voice, civic agency, platform economics, the use of data personalization in the context of civic discourse, and the examination of new forms of propaganda, disinformation, clickbait and conspiracy theories, pseudoscience and hoaxes. Other topics relevant to the theme of media literacy and fake news and their relationship to democracy are welcome.”

  • Suggested word limit: 5,000 words for practice essays, conceptual essays and case studies, 7,000 words for research manuscripts, not including references and appendices.
  • Submit to: Jeremy Stoddard ( Please include “Special Issue: JMLE” in the subject title.
Language Arts
  • Manuscript Submission Deadline(s):
    • Theme: Life Lessons: Autobiographies, Biographies, and Memoirs – January 15, 2018
    • Theme: Language Learning and Linguistic Diversity – March 15, 2018
  • Publication Website –
  • Calls for Manuscripts per Themed Issue – Read Summaries Here

Ongoing Submissions Accepted:

Journal of Education:

  • From Website: “As the oldest educational publication in the country, the Journal of Education has served many purposes in its long history. The Journal’s mission is to disseminate knowledge in the service of practice and to expedite the integration of research, theory, and practice in education. Researchers, scholars, teachers, administrators, specialists, and advanced doctoral students are invited to submit manuscripts that inform the education of PK–12 learners or preservice and inservice teachers and other professionals in the field, including higher education and applied human development professionals.A refereed publication, the Journal offers three issues each calendar year: the Fall theme is Teaching and Learning; the Winter theme is Language and Literacy Education; the Spring theme is Applied Human Development in the Context of Schooling. Each issue includes research reports, explications of theory, reflections, and essay reviews of academic/professional and books for young readers. Every article describes implications for practice beyond the setting in which the work was conducted.”
  • Ongoing submissions accepted.
  • Journal website here; Submission guidelines located here
  • Submit completed manuscripts according to above guidelines to


  • From website: “AERA Open is a peer-reviewed, open access journal published by the American Educational Research Association (AERA). With an emphasis on rapid review and dissemination, AERA Open aims to advance knowledge through theoretical and empirical study across arenas of inquiry related to education and learning. AERA Open will publish important cumulative and incremental research. It also aims to publish at the cutting edge, serving as a forum for innovation, new inquiry and ideas, interdisciplinary bridge building, and work that fosters the connection of research to policy and practice.”
  • Ongoing submissions accepted
  • Journal website here; Submission guidelines located here
  • Submit manuscripts here

Journal of School Connections

Journal of Literacy Research