10-second review: Practically speaking, manuscripts of 50 to 60pages are not as focused as they should be and readers will not read long manuscripts. Suggest 35 typewritten pages. Articles in journals are the best method for conveying research, better than informal talks, e-mail or even formal presentations.
Title: “From the Editor.” Sandra Stotsky. Research in the Teaching of English (February 1994), 5-6. A publication of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).