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  • Rich Robbins, Leigh ShafferNACADA Journal Co-editorsand Marsha Miller NACADA Assistant DirectorResources & ServicesWriting for NACADANACADA JournalAcademic Advising TodayClearinghouseMonographs & Blog

  • NACADA PublicationsThe NACADA JournalAcademic Advising TodayNACADA Clearinghouse of Academic Advising ResourcesMonographs, books, CDs, DVD

  • Presentation TopicsPurposeContentWriting GuidelinesAcceptance Process

  • Write down at least one idea you have for writing about an advising related issue

  • NACADA publications philosophy = marriage of research, theory and practicequalitative researchquantitative researchmixed methodologyapplying existing theory to advisingdeveloping new theory relevant to advisingimplications for advising practiceetc.

  • A professional publication of NACADA

    Includes: Scholarly Articles onResearchTheoryPracticeBook ReviewsBibliographic AnnotationsExists to advance scholarly discourse about the research, theory, and practice of academic advising in higher education.

    Published biannually

  • NACADA Journal -- writing guidelinesManuscripts should not exceed 6,000 words (excluding title page, abstract, and references)Most studies are based on a standard qualitative or quantitative research methodologyNJ and APA style guides Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition

  • NACADA Journal recent titlesAn Applied Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods in Academic AdvisingIts What I have Always Wanted to Do. Advising the Foreclosure StudentPatterns of Persistence in Intended College Major with a Focus on STEM Majors

    Current NACADA members can access pdfs of all NACADA Journal articles at

  • NACADA Journal acceptance processCo-Editors read each manuscript and decide if a blind copy should go to Manuscript ReviewersThree Manuscript Reviewers from the Editorial Board read article and write an independent reviewCo-Editors read reviews and re-read manuscriptCo-Editors write an Editorial Decision LetterAccept, Revise study/manuscript, RejectProcess takes two to four monthsApproximately 30% of manuscripts are published

  • How do I get an article published in the NACADA Journal?Formulate an ideaProfessional reading, colleague discussion, glean from practiceConduct an inquiryQualitative and/or quantitative research; theoretical; appliedWrite it up: Prepare a manuscript that follows Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition Send it inEmail manuscript as an attachment to:

  • How do I get an article published in the NACADA Journal?Become familiar with the NACADA JournalTypes of articlesTone and style of writingMembers access Journal articles through my NACADAPlace your article in the context of previous NJ publications on your topicProofread to assure you are really finishedFollow the NACADA Journals submission process and published guidelinesThen follow the APA Style Guide (no hybrid styles)Learn from the review processCopyright release

  • How long does the review process take?The review of a manuscript normally takes from two to four monthsOnce accepted, manuscripts are published on a rolling basis twice a year: usually June and December

  • Writing a Book Review for the NACADA JournalSee guidelines and other information about book reviews at of available booksChoosing and requesting a bookWriting the reviewSubmitting the reviewIndex of print-based book reviewsWeb published book reviews

  • Academic Advising Today -- purposeAcademic Advising Today is NACADAs quarterly electronic publication is a venue where academic advisors and advising administrators share their experiences; discuss their ideas about the theory and practice of academic advising. Includes: from the President, from the Executive Director, Keynote speakers, member articles, Vantage Point, Sparklers

  • Academic Advising Today--contentAAT welcomes member articles and opinion pieces directed to practicing advisors and advising administrators. Article authors should write an article that is:balanced in perspectiveeducational in naturepositive in tonefocused on a particular aspect of academic advising. Commercial messages and promotions are not accepted; submissions must be both product- and vendor-neutral. Articles printed elsewhere cannot be reprinted in AAT without written permission from the original publication.

  • Academic Advising Today writing guidelines~1000 words not counting reference citations. Devote the majority of the article to providing details that illustrate how an aspect of advising is useful. What implications does your article have for advising practice? Write in the 3rd person (advisors should) or 1st person (we should). Do NOT write in 2nd person (you should). Use the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition Identify yourself by name, department, institution (include location, if appropriate), and e-mail address.

  • Academic Advising Today Sample article titlesFrom Inaction to Action: Recognizing the Language of ProcrastinationEffective Ways to Deal with Large Advising Loads Apathy's Antidote: Using Mindfulness to Improve Advisor Performance You, Me, and Mom Makes Three: How Academic Advisors Can Capitalize on Parental InvolvementLeeds for Life: Preparing Our Students for Their FutureNine Steps to a Successful Campus Professional Development EventRecognize, Realize, and Utilize New Advisors and their Unique SkillsHelping Students Help Themselves: Advising as EmpowermentImproving Our Advisees' Cultural Capital

  • Academic Advising Today acceptance process Submit your article via e-mail to Leigh@ksu.eduIdentify yourself by name, department, institution (and location, if appropriate), and e-mail address. Juried (not blind) reviewAcceptance rate ~ 60%Articles are edited to meet AAT and APA guidelinesCopyright release requiredMost articles printed within 3-6 months

  • How do I get an article published in Academic Advising Today?Have an ideaProfessional reading, colleague discussion, practiceDiscuss the idea with Leigh Cunningham, AAT Managing Editor leigh@ksu.eduWrite it out Send it in

  • NACADA Clearinghouse of Academic Advising Resources purposePromote the advancement of academic advising by providing members with electronic access to: Advising Issues & Resources Resource links to Web sites Topic anchor articles (overviews)Annotated bibliography (read more about it)Advising Standards & Values include links to recognized definitions, standards and values of advising. Member Produced Web Publications suggested by NACADA members as useful.

  • The Clearinghouse content of the publication arm of the ClearinghouseTopic overview written by a member knowledgeable about the issue addressed that will explain and improve practiceAnnotated bibliography of articles and/or books where advisors can "read more about" the topic

  • The Clearinghouse -- writing guidelinesJuried publication Overview of a 'Critical Issue' within advisingArticle can be read in 5-10 minutes ~ 1600 wordsWritten in 3rd person Includes annotated bibliography of ~ 10 resources to read more about it APA formatCopyright release

  • The Clearinghouse Sample ArticlesAdvisor Load The Puzzle of College Students Success: Fitting the Counseling and Advising Pieces TogetherAre Men the New At-Risk Population of StudentsHow to organize a common reading on your campus Crafting a personal advising philosophy Restructuring our conversations: Shifting to four dimensional advising modelsIs the Canadian Advising System Really Different from the American Advising System? "Approachable Intimidating Unprofessional Credible": What do our offices say about us?

  • How do I get an article published in the Clearinghouse?Have an ideaProfessional reading, colleague discussion, practiceCheck the Clearinghouse at to see what already has been said about this issue Email the Clearinghouse Director at to discuss possible articleWrite it Submit it

  • Additional NACADA Publication opportunitiesMonographsDVDsBooksWebcast CDs

  • Additional NACADA Publication opportunitiesEditorsChapter authorsExemplary PracticesContent Review Team membersExpertise Database

  • Submissions should be:About an advising/student success related NACADA experience.Educational in nature, positive in tone, and focused on particular aspects of academic advising.Original and written especially for the NACADA blog.Both product- and vendor-neutral.Non-political

    Writing GuidelinesKeep posts to the point, roughly 250-400 words in a Word file.Use the first person singular. Writing in a conversational tone engages readers and we like hearing personal stories.When possible, include at least one image in your post. contact nblog@ksu.eduTry to utilize a bulleted format and urls when appropriate (be sure to state where user is going with url).

  • Summary/QuizWhere would you send a scholarly article based on formal inquiry?Where would you send an article about advising that is based on your own experience and observation?Where would you send an idea for an overview of an advising article on a yet-to-be published topic?Where would you send an idea you have for improving practice?

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