Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Kansas English is the peer-reviewed journal of the Kansas Association of Teachers of English (KATE). It publishes articles and materials on subjects of interest to English teachers, including scholarly articles, reflective/practitioner essays, opinion pieces, interviews, book reviews, and creative works (including photos and artwork). Kansas English publishes about 80 percent of the manuscripts it receives each year. Specifically, consider submitting the following types of manuscripts:

  1. Practitioner Pieces describing how you teach a particular text, skill, or concept in your English language arts classroom.
  2. Scholarly Articles, including research studies and academic arguments supported by research in English education.
  3. Reflective Essays about teaching English language arts.
  4. Creative Works (e.g., poetry, vignettes, photography) related to teaching English.
  5. Interviews with authors (YA and adult) and experts in the field of English language arts.
  6. Book Reviews of recently published young adult literature and English pedagogy texts.
  7. Conversation Pieces in response to previously published work in Kansas English.
  8. Kansas-Specific Articles that would be of interest to Kansas English teachers.

 

Section Policies

 

Peer Review Process

Each manuscript receives a blind review by at least two members of the review board, unless the content or length makes it inappropriate for the journal. The review board typically makes a final decision regarding publication within three months of the posted submission deadline.  Submitted manuscripts may be edited for clarity, accuracy, readability, and publication style.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.