About the 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. For more than 35 years the NACADA Journal has served as the preeminent authority on 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. 

Readership: NACADA member receive print copies of the NACADA Journal as a benefit of membership. Electronically, the NACADA Journal is "open source" and can be accessed at http://nacadajournal.org/.

E-access to the articles listed below is available on the nacadajournal.org website hosted by Allen Press

NACADA Journal 39(2) honors the legacy of Virginia N. Gordon and will be mailed to members mid-December. Articles included:

  • Virginia Gordon as Servant Leader. Elizabeth M. Higgins and Susan M. Campbell
  • Putting Theory into Practice: Virginia Gordon at Ohio State. George E. Steele
  • Virginia Gordon: Developing Academic Advisors Through Theory-Based Intentional Training. Melinda McDonald
  • Virginia Gordon: Pioneering the Concept of Scholar-Practitioner in Academic Advising Through Her Own Scholarship and Practice. Tammy Nguyen, Thomas J. Grites and Sharon A. Aiken-Wisniewski

Selected Reprint Articles:

  • Scholarly Advising and the Scholarship of Advising. Wendy G. Troxel
  • Training Future Academic Advisors: One Model of a Pre-Service Approach. Virginia N. Gordon
  • The 3-I Process: A Career-Advising Framework. Virginia N. Gordon
  • Developmental Advising: The Elusive Ideal. Virginia N. Gordon

The next issue, 40(1) will be available June 2020. 

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NACADA Journal Current and Past Issues

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NACADA Journal:  

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