Submission Preparation ChecklistAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or .RTF document file format.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements in our style sheet and outlined in the MLA Handbook, 7th edition.
- If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
The following should be uploaded as “Other” supplementary documents:
Cover letter including a short abstract and contact information
Any pictures or multimedia files that adhere to the requirements below.
- Single additional document including title, short abstract, 5-7 keywords, 2-3 suggested pull quotes, and a short biographical statement.
- Manuscript adheres to the style, audience, and format guidelines LINKED HERE.
ArticlesThis section publishes traditional academic articles.
MultimediaThis section publishes multimedia submissions.
Symposium submissions are shorter editor-reviewed essays (2,000-5,000 words) that extend discussions begun in the pages of LiCS. Symposium responses should explore the intersections between literacy studies and composition studies, while extending or re-directing threads from earlier LiCS scholarship. These extensions may offer not only suggestive critique but also rich ideas and arguments that move a conversation forward.
While symposium essays may take up any issues previously discussed in LiCS, we invite specific symposium essays that continue recent conversations begun in LiCS about The Indianapolis Resolution (see Horning) and the Voting Rights Act (see Adkins).
Book ReviewsThis section publishes book reviews from a variety of fields.
LiCS is committed to an online open-access publishing model that encourages collaboration, innovation, and a broader dissemination of research and ideas. Submissions should be original, previously unpublished work not currently submitted for publication elsewhere. We do not charge authors publication fees. Authors retain the copyright to their work as well as an exclusive right to publishing without restrictions; readers may use the work following the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported license.