Call for Papers: Wisconsin English Journal Spring/Summer 2022 Issue (64.1)

deadline for submissions: 
March 1, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Wisconsin English Journal

Call for Papers: Wisconsin English Journal Spring/Summer 2022 Issue (64.1)

College students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and/or other learning disabilities are frequently allowed to complete examinations and assignments under separate rules or even in a separate, distraction-reduced setting. For example, although separate room test accommodations are believed to provide students with equal access to testing and thereby improve performance, little experimental research has examined their effects on actual test/essay scores. Even less research and scholarship focus on the location of testing and the impact of testing centers on students with various documented disabilities.

This issue of the Wisconsin English Journal encourages scholars to explore both sides of the accommodation process by sharing their own experiences regarding both the pros and cons of various testing practices and testing accommodations as well as their impact on students’ long-term and short-term success, mental health, etc. We encourage scholarly research, personal reflections from both students and teachers, lesson plans, discussions of policy, and so on.

Specifically, we also hope to examine documented disabilities and support services offered by both secondary and postsecondary institutions. While we always encourage the focus of these discussions to be on the writing classroom, we also invite interdisciplinary papers and papers that explore the topic more broadly without inherently tying the work to writing as we realize these issues impact all classrooms, students, and teachers. We are also accepting all traditional submission topics at this time (e.g. rhetoric, composition, literature, poetry, book reviews, veteran studies, gender studies, literary criticism, etc.)

Examples of documented disabilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

·         Autism Spectrum Disorder

·         Learning Disabilities

·         Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

·         Blind or Visually Impaired

·         Deaf or Hard of Hearing

·         Anxiety Disorders

·         Depression

·         Bipolar Disorder


Examples of support services include, but are not limited to, the following:

·         Extended time on exams

·         Reduced distraction testing environment

·         Private testing environment

·         Note-taking

·         Enlarged print material

·         Alternative learning devices

·         Counseling referral


Please visit the Wisconsin English Journal’s submission guidelines at: or email the Editor at


Deadline for submissions: March 1, 2021


We do accept submissions from outside of the state of Wisconsin and from outside the United States.