Submit a Manuscript

Share your research and experience with your peers by submitting an article to The Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education. Manuscripts are accepted year round. For more information, contact

Did you present at the 2017 COABE national conference?

Call for Practitioner and Viewpoints articles

If you were a presenter at the 2017 COABE national conference in Orlando this past spring, please consider sharing that work with a wider audience by submitting a version of your presentation as a practitioner or Viewpoints article to the Journal.  For more information go to

Viewpoint Essays

Viewpoint essays chart changes or trends in the field, interpret the meaning of these changes, and describe implications for the adult basic education and literacy field. These essays are peer-reviewed. To suggest authors or topics for future Viewpoint essays, contact the editor. Viewpoint essays are limited to 2,500 words. They are intended to stimulate discussion and comment. Readers may respond to Viewpoint authors by sending a letter to the COABE Journal editor, at ( Edited responses will be published as letters in future issues.

Practitioner Perspective Articles

Articles should be written in the first person, and authors should describe successful innovations or challenges and problems of practice. They should reflect on actual teaching or administrative practices in an accessible manner. The topic should have broad appeal to practitioners. Articles are peer-reviewed by selected guest reviewers with experience in the topic area. Authors are free to submit unsolicited manuscripts, or they may contact the journal editor e-mail to discuss ideas and approaches before beginning work. Teachers, tutors, program directors, supervisors, and other practitioners are encouraged to submit practitioner perspective pieces. Maximum length is 2,500 words, including resource list and references, if any. All articles must be submitted as Microsoft Word documents.