Reading and Writing publishes high-quality scientific articles pertaining to the processes, acquisition, and loss of reading and writing skills. The journal fully represents the necessarily interdisciplinary nature of research in the field, focusing on the interaction among various disciplines, such as linguistics, information processing, neuropsychology, cognitive psychology, speech and hearing science and education.

Coverage in Reading and Writing includes models of reading, writing and spelling at all age levels; orthography and its relation to reading and writing; computer literacy; cross-cultural studies; and developmental and acquired disorders of reading and writing. It publishes research articles, critical reviews, theoretical papers, and case studies.

Reading and Writing is one of the most highly cited journals in Education and Educational Research and Educational Psychology.

  • Publishes high-quality scientific articles pertaining to the processes, acquisition, and loss of reading and writing skills
  • Fully represents the necessarily interdisciplinary nature of research in the field by focusing on the interaction among various disciplines
  • Contains research articles, critical reviews, theoretical papers, and case studies

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Editor-in-Chief
  • R. Malatesha Joshi
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Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

Journal metrics

2.870 (2020)
Impact factor
3.325 (2020)
Five year impact factor
54 days
Submission to first decision (Median)
399,045 (2021)
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Volume 35

Issue 6, June 2022

Special Issue: Script Relativity

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  • Call for Papers: Covid-19 and Literacy

    The goal of this special issue is to increase our understanding of the impact (if any) of Covid-19 on children’s reading and writing performance across the world. We welcome papers that quantify the learning losses or benefits (if any) in reading and writing in K-12 students or clarify the conditions under which certain groups may have been impacted by Covid-19

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1573-0905
Print ISSN
0922-4777
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