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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. 


  1. Encourage and call for manuscript submissions

  2. Recruit reviewers

  3. Prepare semi-annual reports of accept/reject decisions for ALER Board of Directors

  4. Work with Bookmasters for a proofing and production timeline for a digital version of Yearbook

  5. Timely publication of the online yearbook online posted on 

  6. 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:

  1. Mission statement 

  2. Specific goals for the ALER Yearbook

  3. Qualifications of applicant/s 

  4. Demonstration of previous editorial experiences and editing skills 

  5. Curriculum vitae for each applicant that indicates a record of scholarly and professional activities 

  6. Evidence of institutional support (from each institution represented) 

  7. Statement of logistics (including a manuscript process flow chart that delineates a proposed timeline and the roles/responsibilities of each team member) 

  8. Sample call for manuscripts 

  9. 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


ALER Yearbook


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:

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.


For information about the Yearbook, please contact

Call for Submissions

The formal call for manuscripts, with specific guidelines for submissions is linked here.


In addition to the archived issues found below, back issues of the ALER Yearbook can also be found in ERIC.

The ALER Yearbook is a double peer-reviewed International journal published by the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers (ALER), indexed in ERIC. Published pieces are drawn first from accepted conference presentations, and then peer reviewed again for acceptance for publication in the yearbook. The yearbook is not a proceedings of the conference but a peer-reviewed sample.

ALER Yearbook Archives

Volume 40 (2017 Conference)

Volume 39 (2016 Conference)

Volume 38 (2015 Conference)

Volume 37 (2014 Conference)

Volume 36 (2013 Conference)

Volume 35 (2012 Conference)

Volume 34 (2011 Conference)

Volume 33 (2010 Conference)

Volume 32 (2009 Conference)

Volume 31 (2008 Conference)

Volume 30 (2007 Conference)

Volume 29 (2006 Conference)

Volume 28 (2005 Conference) 

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