EDEL 530: Journals

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Recommended Journals for Research in Reading Education

Journals of the International Reading Association (IRA)

Reading Research Quarterly (primarily experimental research studies)

The Reading Teacher (preschool-middle school)

Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (secondary education)

Thinking Classroom (international journal of theory and practice)

Lectura y Vida (literary in the Spanish-speaking world)

Journals of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

Research in the Teaching of English (research journal)

Language Arts (preschool-middle school theory and practice mainly)

English Journal (secondary theory and practice primarily)

College Composition and Communication (research articles)

College English (theory and practice)

English Education (teacher education across levels) 

Journals of the California Reading Association (CRA)
Research in the Teaching of English (research journal)

The California Reader (a quarterly publication; focus on California; mainly theory to practice articles, teacher-as-researcher pieces, and opinion pieces, K-12) 

Journals of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

Young Children (birth to 8; primarily theory to practice articles but also includes good research reviews)

Journals of the American Educational Research Association (AERA)

American Educational Research Journal

Review of Educational Research

Journals of SAGE Publications

Journal of Early Childhood Literacy

Journal of Literacy Research

More Journal Resources

The Advocate (includes both theory to practice articles on children’s literature and discussion of policy issues)

Education Index (reference for education related articles)

ERIC (another library reference on education materials; the source for non-published government reports and conference papers)

Current Index to Journals in Education (house in the ERIC database)

Resources in Education (RIE) (indexed in the ERIC database)

-compiled by Dr. Rosario Ordoñez-Jasis, updated June 2012

What is "peer-reviewed"?

Five minute video that breaks down the "peer-reviewed" process in journal articles.

How to Search Within a Specific Journal

Special Education Journals

The following is a selection of scholarly journals in the field of Special Education research. 
Asterisks (*) indicates that the Pollak Library does not subscribe to this journal, however, articles from these journals may be requested for free via InterLibrary Loan.

*American Academy of Special Education Professionals

American Annals of the Deaf

American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AJIDD)

Annals of Dyslexia


British Journal of Special Education


Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disorders

Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities

Exceptional Children

*Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disorders

Focus on Exceptional Children

Gifted Child Quarterly

Infants and Young Children

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Intervention in School and Clinic

Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education

Journal of Early Intervention

Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Journal of Fluency Disorders

Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability

Journal of Intellectual Disabilities

Journal of Intellectual Disability Research

Journal of Learning Disabilities

Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions

Journal of School Psychology

Journal of Special Education

*Journal on Developmental Disorders

Learning Disabilities Research and Practice

Learning Disability Quarterly

Remedial and Special Education

Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities

Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Research in Developmental Disabilities

Topics in Early Childhood Special Education

Volta Review

Young Exceptional Children

Zero to Three


Journal of Elementary Science Education

Bilingual Research Journal