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
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

1.942 (2018)
Impact factor
2.565 (2018)
Five year impact factor
76 days
Submission to first decision
253 days
Submission to acceptance
279,325 (2019)
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    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

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    The goal of this special issue is to highlight work that broadens our current understanding of practitioners’ knowledge to support reading and writing. 

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Electronic ISSN
1573-0905
Print ISSN
0922-4777
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