NACADA Journal

The NACADA Journal was founded in 1981. It is the biannual (published in June and December each year) refereed journal sponsored by NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising. The NACADA Journal exists to advance scholarly discourse about the research, theory and practice of academic advising in higher education. Research is broadly defined by NACADA as “scholarly inquiry into all aspects of the advising interaction, the role of advising in higher education, and the effects that advising can have on students” (NACADA Task Force on the Infusion of Research, 2008). This definition is, in part, based on Boyer’s (1990) four elements of scholarship of discovery, integration, application, and teaching and grounded in a belief that research, theory, and practice are interconnected and dynamic. 

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Consider becoming a manuscript reviewer for the NACADA Journal

The NACADA Journal is accepting applications from individuals interested in serving as manuscript reviewers. The premiere publication of NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising, the Journal publishes research and scholarship that clearly advances the research, theory, and practice connection within the academic advising field. The Journal publishes two issues each year and is available in print and open source venues. To ensure the highest quality publication, the Journal editorial process is based on a double-blind review s in which both reviewers and authors remain anonymous.

The Editorial Board is seeking NACADA members with expertise in a variety of areas related to the manuscripts published. We highly encourage applications from members with skills related to methodology, statistical analysis, or content expertise. The term of service is 3 years, with an opportunity to continue for a second term.

Those interested in participating as a member of the Journal's Editorial Board should send a CV or resume, a letter of interest in reviewing manuscripts, and a brief list of areas of expertise as they relate to research and scholarship to Applications received by March 15, 2018 will be considered.  

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NACADA Journal:  

  • ISSN 0271-9517
  • e-ISSN 2330-3840