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1 Rich Robbins, Leigh Shaffer NACADA Journal Co-editors and Marsha Miller NACADA Assistant Director Resources & Services Writing for NACADA NACADA Journal Academic Advising Today Clearinghouse Monographs & Blog

2 NACADA Publications The NACADA Journal Academic Advising Today NACADA Clearinghouse of Academic Advising Resources Monographs, books, CDs, DVD

3 Presentation Topics Purpose Content Writing Guidelines Acceptance Process

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

5 NACADA publications philosophy = marriage of research, theory and practice qualitative research quantitative research mixed methodology applying existing theory to advising developing new theory relevant to advising implications for advising practice etc.

6 A professional publication of NACADA Includes: Scholarly Articles on Research Theory Practice Book Reviews Bibliographic Annotations Exists to advance scholarly discourse about the research, theory, and practice of academic advising in higher education. Published biannually

7 NACADA Journal -- writing guidelines Manuscripts should not exceed 6,000 words (excluding title page, abstract, and references) Most studies are based on a standard qualitative or quantitative research methodology NJ and APA style guides –http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/journal/journal_guidelines.htm –Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition

8 NACADA Journal – recent titles An Applied Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods in Academic Advising “It’s What I have Always Wanted to Do.” Advising the Foreclosure Student Patterns of Persistence in Intended College Major with a Focus on STEM Majors Current NACADA members can access pdfs of all NACADA Journal articles at

9 NACADA Journal acceptance process Co-Editors read each manuscript and decide if a blind copy should go to Manuscript Reviewers Three Manuscript Reviewers from the Editorial Board read article and write an independent review Co-Editors read reviews and re-read manuscript Co-Editors write an Editorial Decision Letter –Accept, Revise study/manuscript, Reject Process takes two to four months Approximately 30% of manuscripts are published

10 How do I get an article published in the NACADA Journal? Formulate an idea –Professional reading, colleague discussion, glean from practice Conduct an inquiry –Qualitative and/or quantitative research; theoretical; applied Write it up: Prepare a manuscript that follows –http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/journal/journal_guidelines.htm –Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition Send it in – manuscript as an attachment to:

11 How do I get an article published in the NACADA Journal? Become familiar with the NACADA Journal –Types of articles –Tone and style of writing –Members access Journal articles through “my NACADA” Place your article in the context of previous NJ publications on your topic Proofread to assure you are really finished Follow the NACADA Journal’s submission process and published guidelines Then follow the APA Style Guide (no hybrid styles) Learn from the review process Copyright release

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

13 Writing a Book Review for the NACADA Journal See guidelines and other information about book reviews at –http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Journal/broverview.htmhttp://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Journal/broverview.htm List of available books Choosing and requesting a book Writing the review Submitting the review Index of print-based book reviews Web published book reviews

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15 Academic Advising Today -- purpose Academic Advising Today is NACADA’s quarterly electronic publication AAT 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

16 Academic Advising Today--content AAT welcomes member articles and opinion pieces directed to practicing advisors and advising administrators. Article authors should write an article that is: –balanced in perspective –educational in nature –positive in tone –focused 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.

17 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 address.

18 Academic Advising Today Sample article titles From Inaction to Action: Recognizing the Language of Procrastination Effective 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 Involvement Leeds for Life: Preparing Our Students for Their Future Nine Steps to a Successful Campus Professional Development Event Recognize, Realize, and Utilize New Advisors and their Unique Skills Helping Students Help Themselves: Advising as Empowerment Improving Our Advisees' Cultural Capital

19 Academic Advising Today acceptance process Submit your article via to Identify yourself by name, department, institution (and location, if appropriate), and address. Juried (not blind) review Acceptance rate ~ 60% Articles are edited to meet AAT and APA guidelines Copyright release required Most articles printed within 3-6 months

20 How do I get an article published in Academic Advising Today? Have an idea –Professional reading, colleague discussion, practice Discuss the idea with Leigh Cunningham, AAT Managing Editor Write it out Send it in

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22 NACADA Clearinghouse of Academic Advising Resources purpose Promote 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.Advising Standards & Values Member Produced Web Publications suggested by NACADA members as useful.Member Produced Web Publications

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

24 The Clearinghouse -- writing guidelines Juried publication Overview of a 'Critical Issue' within advising Article can be read in 5-10 minutes ~ 1600 words Written in 3rd person Includes annotated bibliography of ~ 10 resources to “read more about it” APA format Copyright release

25 The Clearinghouse Sample Articles Advisor Load The Puzzle of College Students Success: Fitting the Counseling and Advising Pieces Together Are Men the New At-Risk Population of Students How to organize a common reading on your campus Crafting a personal advising philosophy Restructuring our conversations: Shifting to four dimensional advising models Is the Canadian Advising System Really Different from the American Advising System? "Approachable” “Intimidating” “Unprofessional” “Credible": What do our offices say about us?

26 How do I get an article published in the Clearinghouse? Have an idea –Professional reading, colleague discussion, practice Check the Clearinghouse at to see what already has been said about this issue the Clearinghouse Director at to discuss possible Write it Submit it

27 Additional NACADA Publication opportunities Monographs DVDs Books Webcast CDs

28 Additional NACADA Publication opportunities Editors Chapter authors Exemplary Practices Content Review Team members Expertise Database

29 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 Guidelines Keep posts to the point, roughly 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 Try to utilize a bulleted format and urls when appropriate (be sure to state where user is going with url).

30 Summary/Quiz Where 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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