New York Journal of Student Affairs

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Vol. 20 No. 1 (2020)
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The New York Journal of Student Affairs: The Journal of the College Student Personnel Association of New York State publishes peer reviewed and open source scholarship that addresses contemporary issues relevant to higher education and the practice of student affairs professionals. The journal is hosted by Canisius College and provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


The New York Journal of Student Affairs accepts all forms of scholarship that may fall into one of the five content areas below. Regardless of the type of submission, manuscripts should address the practical application to contemporary student affairs practice.

Features - All forms of scholarship recognized in the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association: original empirical research, literature reviews, theoretical articles, methodological articles, and case studies.  Thoughtful essays and historical overviews are also accepted.

Graduate Students and New Professionals – Manuscripts that feature the work of current masters or doctoral students and/or recent graduates/new professionals (1-3 years post masters or doctoral work). This could include content such as original research or literature reviews on contemporary topics to inform professional practice.

Putting it into Practice – Manuscripts that describe new programs, practices, or initiatives, are supported through literature, provide evaluative information, and provide considerations for campus adaptability and implementation.

Media Reviews. Manuscripts that summarize and analyze all forms of publication open to and useful for student affairs practitioners, including books, reports, video, and other forms of electronic content.

Invited Pieces – The NYJSA Editor may solicit invited manuscripts from leaders in the field and on topics important to student affairs for publication in the journal.

Submissions for the Journal: Submissions are now being accepted for all future issues. A full list of author/manuscript guidelines and submission instructions can be found here.

Submissions & Subscriptions: The NYJSA is published annually in March, however the online format allows for contious publishing within the editorial year.  There are subscription fees.  To receive notice of publication, please register and subscribe as a reader of the journal.  Notifications will be sent via email to the contact email you provide in your profile.