Are you interested in having your work featured in Wellspring's next issue? Check out our submission types below.
Traditional research or teacher action research articles. These pieces are empirical and range in length from 4,000-6,000 words.
Conceptual articles or essays. These pieces are theoretical and range in length from 2,000-4,000 words.
Promising practices. These pieces describe an instructional method or idea that other educators can put to use and range in length from 750-1,500 words.
Book reviews. These pieces evaluate a practitioner-oriented text and range in length from 750-1,500 words.
Who Can Submit?
Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Wellspring: A Practitioner-Oriented Journal of Literacy and Language Education provided they own the copyright to the work being submitted or are authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).
General Submission Rules
Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Wellspring: A Practitioner-Oriented Journal of Literacy and Language Education, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that they will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Wellspring: A Practitioner-Oriented Journal of Literacy and Language Education. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Wellspring: A Practitioner-Oriented Journal of Literacy and Language Education, please contact the editors.
Wellspring: A Practitioner-Oriented Journal of Literacy and Language Education has no general rules about the formatting of articles upon initial submission. There are, however, rules governing the formatting of the final submission. See Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details. Although bepress can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the article as a high-quality PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) file, or a Microsoft Word, WordPerfect or RTF file that can be converted to a PDF file.
It is understood that the current state of technology of Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) is such that there are no, and can be no, guarantees that documents in PDF will work perfectly with all possible hardware and software configurations that readers may have.