Call for Editors
Call for Applications for Editors, ALER Yearbook
Annual Journal of the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers
Applications must be submitted by March 15, 2020
Applications are being accepted from teams of committed and enthusiastic literacy professionals for the position of editors of the ALER Yearbook. This peer-reviewed publication publishes articles on aspects of literacy especially related to the four divisions of the organization: teacher education, college reading, clinical, and adult learning. Keynote speakers, ALER officers, award winners, and presenters submit manuscripts to capture the content and spirit of the conference. The editors manage the review and publication processes to ensure a quality publication that reflects the conference proceedings. As a valuable and unique service to ALER and to the literacy profession in general, this editorship opportunity comes only once every three years. Please seriously consider working with a team of colleagues to submit an application. Applicants must be current ALER members.
Encourage and call for manuscript submissions
Prepare semi-annual reports of accept/reject decisions for ALER Board of Directors
Work with Bookmasters for a proofing and production timeline for a digital version of Yearbook
Timely publication of the online yearbook online posted on aleronline.org
Work with webmaster to develop Yearbook webpage with individual articles searchable with keywords to be used as metatags
Applications, which must be submitted electronically, should contain the following:
Specific goals for the ALER Yearbook
Qualifications of applicant/s
Demonstration of previous editorial experiences and editing skills
Curriculum vitae for each applicant that indicates a record of scholarly and professional activities
Evidence of institutional support (from each institution represented)
Statement of logistics (including a manuscript process flow chart that delineates a proposed timeline and the roles/responsibilities of each team member)
Sample call for manuscripts
Sample call for reviewers
Members of the ALER Publications Committee will review all applications.
Recommendations for appointment as editors will be forwarded to the ALER Executive Board for approval. The new editors will be announced in spring 2020 and will then produce the Yearbooks for the 2020, 2021, and 2022 conferences. The new editors will send out the call for manuscripts after the 2020 conference and begin receiving manuscripts in winter 2020-2021 with their first issue due to be published electronically fall 2021. The last issue for this team of editors will be published fall 2023. For further information or clarification please contact Leslie Haas.
Send all application materials electronically on or before March 15, 2020 to:
Leslie Haas, Chair, ALER Publications Committee
Please access the 2019 edition of the ALER Yearbook here.
The editors of the ALER Yearbook, a double-blind, peer-reviewed annual publication of the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers are:
- Alexandra Babino, Texas A&M University-Commerce
- Nedra Cossa, Georgia Southern University
- Juan J. Araujo, Texas A&M University-Commerce
- Robin D. Johnson, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
The editors use the following email address for all communication: firstname.lastname@example.org
All 2019 conference presenters are encouraged to submit manuscripts based on their presentation for possible publication in the ALER Yearbook Volume 42: Building Bridges With and For Literacy. The ALER Yearbook is an annual, double-blinded, peer-reviewed publication. Conference presentation does not guarantee publication. However, to be considered, a manuscript must have been accepted to the conference and previously unpublished.
The co-chairs of the Publications Committee are Sheri Vasinda & Leslie Haas.