Voting Membership

If you are not a Voting member of SSSR and are eligible, please apply. This year's closing date is May 15, 2023.


Please fill out the application form and send it back to Jennifer Hughes  ( by May 15, 2023

1. Applicant must be an active member of SSSR, regularly present (either interactive or spoken) at the annual conference and must submit an application for voting membership.

2. An application must include three research articles (published or in press) on reading and its related areas from a peer reviewed journal (like SSR, Journal of Educational Psychology, Reading Research Quarterly) with the applicant as the sole author, first author, or a co-author. The articles will need to be in PDF format. If the applicant is not the sole author or first author of a publication, please provide a brief summary of the applicant's contribution to the work.

3. A majority of the membership committee must agree that this article constitutes evidence that the applicant understands the principles of science and knows how to apply these principles to reading research, with approximately the same level of competence as a Charter Member of SSSR.

4. A majority of the Board of Directors must vote to approve the application for membership. The Board makes decisions on voting membership once a year, at the annual meeting. Therefore, applications must be submitted by May 15,2023  in order for a decision to be made at that meeting. Applications received after this date will be voted upon at the following annual meeting. All applicants will be informed by email shortly after this decision process has been completed.