Information For Authors

Interested in submitting to this journal? We recommend that you review the About the Journal page for the journal's section policies, as well as the Author Guidelines. Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process.  You may want to note the following:

The journal publishes three issues per year: one open topic issue (Spring), one special topic issue (Winter), and one other issue (Summer) – either open topic or special topic.

Types of Articles

W&P seeks submissions on the theory and practice of writing and the teaching of writing, pedagogical issues and practices of writing in the disciplines, the teaching of writing to speakers whose primary language is other than English, writing technologies and online contexts, administration of writing programs, teacher education and professional development for the teaching of writing, assessment of writing, and book reviews.

Featured Essays

Full-length articles (7500-9500 words) offering critical discussion of major issues in writing and pedagogy from a novel point of view.

Research Matters

Full-length articles (7500-9500 words) describing original research, critically reviewing research studies, or otherwise discussing issues of theory and research related to writing and pedagogy. Articles reporting any type of empirical research (linguistic, comparative, ethnographic, survey, historical) are welcome. Evidence of adherence to research guidelines such as review by institutional review board (IRB) may be requested where relevant. 

Reflections on Practice

Mid-length articles (3500-6500 words) addressing practical concerns related to writing and pedagogy or describing and critically reflecting on original teaching practices and setting these in a larger context of educational issues or writing theory. We are particularly interested in reflections on teaching ideas that have been refined over a period of time in response to circumstances, or that compare different approaches in relation to actual effects on the students or other outcomes.

From the e-Sphere

Mid-length articles (3500-6500 words) with a focus on research or practice involving technological and online developments and applications (e.g. online writing practices, digital technologies, web-based applications, wikis, blogosphere, multiliteracies). 

New Books

Readers’ reviews of books in any area included in the journal; normally 1000-2500 words but longer comparative or theoretical review articles will be considered. Potential reviewers should first contact the Review Editor to discuss available books for review. Reviewers should aim for an informative and balanced review that includes: an overview of the content of the book, reflections on both its strengths and weaknesses, and an assessment of its audience and value. 

Themed Issues

W&P also publishes themed (special topic) issues, and proposals for these are welcomed.