[Air-L] Call for Papers - Tapestry Journal Special Issue: Digital literacies for English Learners (ELs)

Ian O'Byrne wiobyrne at gmail.com
Mon Sep 23 11:00:20 PDT 2013

Hello AoIR friends and family,

I hope you will consider submitting a paper to a special edition of The
Tapestry Journal that I am guest editing with Martha Castaneda from Miami
University. The focus is on the intersection between digital literacies and
English Learners (ELs). I know there is a lot of expertise in this
community. Please feel free to re-share this information widely.

The details about the submissions are available below...or by clicking

Thank you,
-Ian O'Byrne

*Tapestry Journal Special Issue: Digital literacies for English Learners


*Information for Contributors:* The Tapestry Journal seeks manuscript
submissions of previously unpublished work for the Special Issue on the
topic of Digital Literacies for English Learners. This special issue of the
Tapestry journal aims to provide scholars and practitioners with a set of
focused pieces and empirical studies that reflect current digital literacy
practices for English Learners (ELs). Given the burgeoning use of digital
literacies when working with ELs, it seems important to collect and publish
a special issue dedicated to the research, practices, and beliefs of these
technologies. The Tapestry Journal is a peer reviewed journal published


*Submission Deadline:* November 1st, 2013, published Fall 2013


*Guest Editors:* Martha Castaneda, Miami University, castanme at MiamiOh.edu and
W. Ian O’Byrne, University of New Haven, wiobyrne at newhaven.edu

*Categories: *Manuscripts are being solicited in three categories: Research
and Theory, Effective Practices from the Field, and Commentaries.  Topics,
methods, and frameworks can include, but are not limited, to the following:
digital storytelling in L2 settings, Case studies or survey research
focusing on the use of digital literacies with ELs, Digital literacies and
proficiency, Digital literacies and TESOL Standards.

Articles should report original research, present an original framework
that links previous research, educational theory, and teaching practices,
or present promising practices involving a variety of school-based
personnel or social and community services. Full-length articles should
contain no more than 7,000 words, including any figures, drawings, and
tables, as well as an abstract of no more than 150 words. Commentaries
should not exceed 3,000 words.


*Submission Guidelines:* All submissions should conform to the *Publication
Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) (6th edition). *Authors
are responsible for the accuracy of references and citations. Manuscripts,
including the abstract of less than 150 words, and any figures, drawings,
and tables should not exceed 7,000 words for articles, 3,000 words for
commentaries, or 1,500 words for book reviews. Submissions may be made in
Microsoft Word documents or RTF documents, and should be sent
electronically to the Managing Editor, Melanie Gonzalez, at tapestry at ucf.edu.
Each submission should consist of two separate files:

   - Article or commentary, including the title, and an abstract (~150
   words). The body should be free of identifying information. Contact
   information containing the manuscript title, names, institutions, e-mail
   addresses, and if applicable, World Wide Web addresses (URLs), of all
   authors. Also include a brief biographical statement (maximum 50 words, in
   sentence format) for each author, as well as a brief statement that the
   work has not already been published elsewhere and is not currently under
   review elsewhere.


*General Publication Policies:* The following policies are applied to all
articles, reviews, and commentaries submitted for consideration or

   - All submissions must conform to the requirements of the Publication
   Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). Authors are
   responsible for the accuracy of references and citations, which must be in
   the required format. Manuscripts may be rejected if they do not meet the
   APA requirements.
   - Manuscripts that have already been published elsewhere or are being
   considered for publication elsewhere are not eligible to be considered for
   publication in The Tapestry Journal. The (first) author is responsible to
   inform the editor of the existence of any similar work that is already
   published elsewhere or is under consideration for publication elsewhere.
   - Authors of accepted manuscripts will assign to The Tapestry Journal
   the permanent right to electronically distribute the article.
   - The editors of The Tapestry Journal reserve the right to make
   editorial changes in any manuscript accepted for publication for the sake
   of style or clarity. Authors will be consulted only if the changes are
   - The views expressed in The Tapestry Journal do not necessarily
   represent the views of the journal editors, the institutions associated
   with the ESOL MIAMI grant, or the U.S. Department of Education.
   - The Tapestry Journal expects authors to adhere to ethical standards
   for research involving human subjects. All manuscripts submitted for
   consideration must meet the human subjects review established by your

W. Ian O'Byrne, Ph.D.

University of New Haven
Department of Education
*"Feet on the Ground and Eyes to the Sky"*
300 Boston Post Road
West Haven, CT  06516
(203) 479-4272

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