English Leadership Quarterly
English Leadership Quarterly helps department chairs, K-12 supervisors, and other leaders in their role of improving the quality of English instruction.
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See ELQ Calls for Manuscripts for information on upcoming themed issues.
English Leadership Quarterly, a publication of the NCTE Conference on English Leadership (CEL), seeks articles of 500–3,000 words on topics of interest to those in positions of leadership in departments (elementary, secondary, or college) where English is taught. Informal, firsthand accounts of successful research, teaching, and learning activities related to themes of upcoming issues are encouraged.
A decision about a manuscript will be reached within two months of submission. ELQ typically publishes one out of ten manuscripts it receives each year.
Surveys of our readers reveal these topics of interest: leadership studies, class size/class load, support from the business community, at-risk student programs, integrated learning, problems of rural schools, and the whole language curriculum philosophy. Short articles on these and other concerns are published in every issue.
- Manuscripts should address the theme listed in the call for manuscripts for that issue.
- Manuscripts should be double-spaced with 1-inch margins in 12-point font.
- Manuscripts should follow the current edition (6th) of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
- Manuscripts should be accompanied by a cover letter, which includes the theme the article addresses, a bulleted list of key points the article addresses, author name(s), affiliation, work address, work phone number, fax number, and email address.
Manuscripts will not be reviewed without the cover letter. Email a copy of your manuscript and cover letter to the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure when sending your electronic submission that you indicate in the subject line of the email the issue date for which you are submitting (e.g., August 2018 ELQ).