About the Journal

Mission: JOCLSI serves as a critical forum for exploring the interconnectedness of childhood literacy development and the complex societal issues that shape children's lives. We aim to promote understanding of how literacy practices, policies, and experiences are influenced by and contribute to larger social, cultural, political, and economic forces.

Aim: By fostering interdisciplinary scholarship and dialogue, JOCLSI seeks to:

  • Highlight the diverse ways that literacy development intersects with critical societal issues affecting children, such as poverty, inequity, globalization, migration, and technology.
  • Advance theoretical and empirical research that illuminates the complexities of literacy learning in various social contexts.
  • Inform policy and practice by showcasing research-based interventions and strategies that promote equitable and culturally responsive literacy education for all children.
  • Encourage collaboration and critical reflection among scholars, educators, practitioners, and policymakers with diverse perspectives on childhood literacy and societal issues.

Scope: JOCLSI welcomes original research articles, theoretical essays, critical reviews, and methodological reflections that address the intersections of childhood literacy and societal issues. Specific areas of interest include:

  • Literacy development in marginalized communities and among diverse populations.
  • The impact of social policies and economic structures on literacy access and outcomes.
  • The role of media, technology, and popular culture in shaping children's literacy practices.
  • Culturally and linguistically responsive literacy pedagogy and interventions.
  • Historical and critical perspectives on literacy and social change.
  • The ethical implications of research and practice in relation to childhood literacy and societal issues.

Methodological approaches: JOCLSI values diverse and rigorous methodologies, including qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods, critical discourse analysis, and historical research. We encourage innovative approaches that explore the complexities of the field and foster interdisciplinary dialogues.

Target audience: JOCLSI is aimed at researchers, educators, practitioners, policymakers, and students from various disciplines who are invested in understanding and improving the lives of children through literacy education. We invite submissions from diverse geographical regions and theoretical frameworks, fostering a vibrant and inclusive scholarly community.

Publication process: JOCLSI operates a rigorous double-blind peer review process to ensure the quality, originality, and significance of published articles. We provide timely feedback and constructive guidance to authors throughout the review and publication process.

Open access: JOCLSI is committed to open access, making all published articles freely available online to ensure widespread dissemination of knowledge and promote scholarly exchange on vital issues impacting children's literacy and well-being.

JOCLSI invites you to join us in exploring the multifaceted connections between childhood literacy and societal issues, contributing to a more just and equitable world for all children.