General Guidelines for Manuscripts

There is no set submission deadline for manuscripts; instead the NACADA Review maintains a rolling deadline. The NACADA Review editors select quality submissions (no more than 6000 words) for peer review. 

Although membership in NACADA is encouraged, authors need not be members to publish in the NACADA Review. Prospective authors (e.g., faculty members, graduate students, administrators, and advising practitioners) represent a diversity of disciplines and fields of study. The NACADA Review rubric provides guidance for authors as they compose and write a manuscript; while at the same time this rubric presents the criteria used by Editorial Board members in the manuscript review process

Types of Manuscripts. Articles published in the NACADA Review contribute to praxis by presenting how practice can be understood in terms of theory, and how theory can inform practice. For example:   

  • begin with advising practice (describing and modeling local practice), connect practice to identified theory or model, and address how shared ideas can be applied to contexts beyond local practice
  • identify and explain a theory or model, discuss how the theory or model applies to advising, and address how shared ideas can be applied to diverse advising contexts
  • explore the process, conditions, and relevance of praxis as it relates to advising as a scholarly profession that spans institutions, the advising profession, or higher education in general

Style Authorities: The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), 7th Edition and Webster’s Dictionary are the authorities used to generate and edit NACADA scholarly publications. Manuscripts not following APA guidelines will be returned to authors before review. 

Ethics and Copyright: Authors must accept the Ethics & Copyright policies in order submit a manuscript. This will be completed through the manuscript submission process.

Submitting a Manuscript    Peer Review Process