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Writing for TEXAAN

Interested in Writing for TEXAAN?

TEXAAN encourages all members to contribute to academic advising by writing articles featuring research, theory, and practice. Please reference the Important Dates below to publish in time for our next issue.

For helpful writing tools, visit NACADA’s website. Note that while many sources are specific to writing for NACADA, they are helpful for formatting and the overall construction of literary work

General Guidelines

Member-driven articles and opinion pieces on academic advising, the profession, and best practices in advising. Articles should be authored by the member submitting them and should not have been previously published by other publications. Previously published pieces might be considered in unique cases where copyright is not an issue. Publication preference is provided to current members of TEXAAN.

Submissions are selected and reviewed by the TEXAAN Vice President of Publications (in conjunction with an Editorial Board if one is formed for this purpose).

TEXAAN encourages the submission of (but not limited to):

  • Best Practices in Academic Advising
  • Reflections on Problems in Academic Advising
  • Academic Advising Theory
  • Development of the Advising Profession
  • Opinions on Academic Advising
  • Professional Development Opportunities

Tips for Pieces

  • Generally use third person perspective, though first person can be used when needed (i.e. in opinion pieces).
  • Avoid passive voice.
  • Ask for help, let colleagues review your piece.
  • Collaborate with colleagues with similar interests.

Submitting an Article

  • Article should be submitted as a Microsoft Word (*.docx) document to the TEXAAN VP for Publications at
  • Article should be submitted 12 pt, Times New Roman font.
  • Length maximum: 1000 words (not including title or reference citations)
  • Style and Citations: APA (general speaking)
  • Any tables, charts, or images should be submitted separately, attached to the email submission.
  • Please provide the following information for each author:
    • Author name
    • Author position title
    • Department/College
    • Institution
    • Email address
    • Author photo
  • By submitting an article for publication, the author agrees it is an original article and does not infringe on copyright of others. Any action against the author on claims of alleged copyright infringement is the responsibility of the author, TEXAAN will be held harmless against such claims.

    Copyright Notice

    • If published with TEXAAN, the author will retain the copyright to their work . TEXAAN will be granted an irrevocable, nonexclusive, and royalty-free right to publish the article in any format, including electronic and print media. TEXAAN has the right to reproduce, distribute, display, and transmit the article, or any part, through any medium existing or may be developed in the future.


     Deadline to Submission  Published Date
     February 9, 2024  Februrary 21, 2024

    TEXAAN serves as a professional representation of academic advising in Texas by providing professional development, networking, recognition, and dissemination of information. Our goals are to (1) establish a communication network for academic advisors at institutions of higher education in Texas, (2) assist with the implementation of professional standards as defined by NACADA core values of Academic Advising, (3) serve as the liaison for Texas professional, governing, and education agencies, (4) maintain active affiliation with NACADA both regionally and nationally, and (5) offer an annual conference for Texas academic advisors, counselors, and higher education professionals. 



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