The Journal of Extensive Reading (JER) is a peer-reviewed online journal of research on extensive reading run by the Japan Association of Language Teaching (JALT) Extensive Reading Special Interest Group. The journal supplements what is already offered in the journal Extensive Reading in Japan (ERJ) by focusing on the publication of high-quality empirical research on ER.
We encourage readers to sign up for the publishing notification service for this journal. Use the Register link. This registration will result in the reader receiving the Table of Contents by email for each new issue of the journal.
Interested in submitting to this journal? We recommend that you review the About the Journal information, as well as the Author Guidelines. Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting, or if already registered can simply log in and begin the 5 step process.
If you would like to join the JER publication team, please contact Hudson Murrell, the ER SIG's Publications Chair at
You can find out more about the Journal of Extensive Reading here.
Call for Submissions:
The Journal of Extensive Reading seeks high-quality, empirically-researched and theoretically-sound articles on the efficacy of extensive reading methods and outcomes in various teaching and learning contexts. Submissions related to reading and other language skill development through extensive reading, especially but not exclusively related to second and foreign language acquisition, will be considered.
To be accepted for publication, papers must:
1) demonstrate sound research methods,
2) add to existing knowledge in the field,
3) relate the research to theoretical constructs in the field,
4) be applicable to enhancing ER practice, and
5) be written in clear and concise prose in general accordance with the standards of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition.
Our journal's digital format allows for embedded links to digital artifacts that enhance published articles` impact and scope. We thus welcome submissions that leverage the power of the web via links and other means, provided that the use of these does not violate copyright and that the submission is able to stand alone as a complete work in printed form only.
Click here to submit a paper.
Journal of Extensive Reading Volumes and Articles
Inaugural Editorial for The Journal of Extensive Reading.
Article: Mid-frequency readers by Ian Stephen Paul Nation and Laurence Anthony
Article 1: Evaluation of the Cognitive and Affective Advantages of the Foundations Reading Library Series by Stuart McLean
Article 2: Curious readers and interesting reads: Developing a positive L2 reading self and motivation through extensive reading by J. W. Lake