Â??english Journal’ Recognized for Excellence

"English Journal," a Colorado State University-based publication, recently was recognized with an award for content quality. Louann Reid, a professor in the Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts, serves as editor.

The journal received a 2007 Award of Excellence in the APEX Awards for Publication Excellence. The award was given for the September 2006 issue, which focused on the teaching of poetry.

"English Journal" has about 22,000 subscribers including secondary school teachers, curriculum specialists and teacher educators. The publication provides up-to-date information to secondary English teachers about trends in the classroom as well as a forum for publication of teachers’ writings. It is the official publication of the Secondary Section of the National Council of Teachers of English, or NCTE.

"Since 1912, ‘English Journal’ has provided teachers the information they need to keep their classroom practices current and effective," said Reid, who taught middle school and high school English courses for 19 years before joining Colorado State in 1993. "We offer insights on recent research, new literature and classroom-tested methods of improving the abilities of all students to read and write a variety of texts."

Reid is in the fourth year of a five-year term as editor of the publication, which is always based at the editor’s institution. She is assisted by two editorial associates, Theresa Kay and Julia Innes. "English Journal" receives support from NCTE, the College of Liberal Arts and the Department of English.

Reid and her team receive about 400 manuscripts a year and publish about 15 percent of those submissions in six bi-monthly issues.

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