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  1. 1. Writing for NACADA NACADA Journal Academic Advising Today Clearinghouse Presenters’ names & institutions2012 NACADA Regional Conferences
  2. 2. NACADA Publications• The NACADA Journal• Academic Advising Today• NACADA Clearinghouse of Academic Advising Resources• Monographs, books, CDs, DVD
  3. 3. Presentation Topics• Purpose• Content• Writing Guidelines• Acceptance Process
  4. 4. A professional Exists to advancepublication of scholarly discourseNACADA about the research, theory, andIncludes: practice ofScholarly academic advising in higherArticles on education. Research Theory Published Practice biannuallyBook ReviewsBibliographicAnnotations
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. NACADA Journal – recent titles• Expanding Research in Academic Advising: Methodological Strategies to Engage Advisors in Research• The Professionalization of Academic Advising: Where Are We in 2010?• Patterns of Persistence in Intended College Major with a Focus on STEM Majors
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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 – Email manuscript as an attachment to: journals@ksu.edu
  9. 9. 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• 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
  10. 10. 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: Spring and Fall
  11. 11. Writing a Book Review for the NACADA Journal• See guidelines and other information about book reviews at – http://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
  12. 12. Academic Advising Today -- purpose• Academic Advising Today is NACADA’s quarterly electronic publication• http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/AAT/index.htm• 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
  13. 13. 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.
  14. 14. 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.
  15. 15. Academic Advising Today Recent article titles• Effective Ways to Deal with Large Advising Loads• Apathys Antidote: Using Mindfulness to Improve Advisor Performance• You, Me, and Mom Makes Three: How Academic Advisors Can Capitalize on Parental Involvement• The Importance of Face-to-Face Contact Between Faculty and Students: UK Example of Pro-active Personal Tutoring• Change Leaders: A Call to Action• Nine Steps to a Successful Campus Professional Development Event• Recognize, Realize, and Utilize New Advisors and their Unique Skills• How Technology Complements Academic Advising to Impact Student Success• Helping Students Help Themselves: Advising as Empowerment
  16. 16. Academic Advising Today acceptance process• Submit your article via e-mail to Leigh@ksu.edu• Identify yourself by name, department, institution (and location, if appropriate), and e-mail 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
  17. 17. 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 leigh@ksu.edu• Write it out• Send it in
  18. 18. NACADA Clearinghouse of Academic Advising Resources
  19. 19. 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 overview – Annotated bibliography• Advising Standards & Values include links to recognized definitions, standards and values of advising.• Member Produced Web Publications suggested by NACADA members as useful.• http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Resources/index.htm
  20. 20. The Clearinghouse – content of thepublication 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
  21. 21. 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
  22. 22. The Clearinghouse Recent Articles• The Puzzle of College Students Success: Fitting the Counseling and Advising Pieces Together• 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?
  23. 23. How do I get an article published in the Clearinghouse?• Have an idea – Professional reading, colleague discussion, practice• Check the Clearinghouse at http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Clearinghouse/AdvisingIssues/index.htm to see what already has been said about this issue• Email the Clearinghouse Director at miller@ksu.edu to discuss possible article• Write it• Submit it
  24. 24. Additional NACADA Publication opportunities• Monographs• DVDs, CDs• Books• Audio files
  25. 25. Additional NACADA Publication opportunities• Editors• Chapter authors• Exemplary Practices• Content Review Team members• Expertise Database
  26. 26. • 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 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.edu• Try to utilize a bulleted format and urls when appropriate (be sure to state where user is going with url).
  27. 27. 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 your department’s advising handbook to share with others?• Where would you send an idea you have for improving practice?
  28. 28. Questions •P f or lea y ou the se fil nk ng eva ses l out ha di lua sio n• T tten tion a