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Audience

  • The readership of LAJM consists of Elementary, Secondary, and College-level English educators. It has a print run of 300 but reaches thousands more through digital distribution via Scholarworks.

    Formatting Requirements

  • Articles should be submitted in APA format. Please see the Purdue Online Writing Lab for APA citation rules.
  • Do not include a separate title page or abstract. Do suggest a title for your work.
  • Do not include page numbers, headers, or footers.
  • Do not use footnotes.
  • Submit your file as a single document (Word or PDF) with figures, tables, and appendices included in the document. Figures, tables, and appendices may be altered to fit the layout.
  • Please use one-inch margins, Times New Roman 11-12 point font, including figures, tables, and appendices. Please double-space your article, including long block quotations. Do not add additional spaces between paragraphs.
  • Please include only high-resolution images in your document. If images are copyrighted, please obtain the permission of the original creator and include his or her name. If images are too large for submission, please contact the editors.
  • Typical LAJM articles are between 3500-5000 words. Manuscripts that fall outside of these parameters will likely be rejected.
  • Indicate subheaders in your manuscript with boldface, Times New Roman, 11-12. Do not use a different font face or a larger size.
  • LAJM is print in full color. Please take advantage of this.
  • Style Preferences

  • Titles: please italicize, rather than underline, whenever necessary.
  • Dashes: please use em dashes (—) with no additional spaces between dashes and words.
  • Hyperlinks: Please do not include hyperlinks or emails within the body of your article. These can be added to the reference list if necessary.
  • Citations and References

  • All in-text citations and references must adhere to APA formatting style. Manuscripts that do not follow this format will be rejected.
  • Online sources: whenever possible, use the print citation rather than the online citation. When referring to exclusively online content, please shorten the URL to its most basic information.
  • Strands

  • LAJM uses topical headers to categorize its content. In the past, these strands have included Research, Theory, Writing, Reading, Literature, and Practice. You may suggest such a heading for your submitted manuscript.
  • Other Preferences

  • While LAJM encourages collaborative authorship, manuscripts submitted by more than three authors can be unwieldy to credit and cite. Any authors beyond three may be treated as contributors rather than authors.
  • Please do not submit unedited pieces of dissertations, which will be rejected out of hand.
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