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NCHC publishes two major journals: Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council (JNCHC) and Honors in Practice (HIP). JNCHC is our journal of ideas; HIP is our journal of practice. In addition, NCHC provides its members with a monthly electronic newsletter and an annual organizational report. Finally, each year NCHC adds to its list of monographs, on topics of interest to the general membership and to specific constituencies.
When they first join NCHC, institutional members receive for free one copy of the NCHC Handbook, one copy of all other NCHC publications, and a subscription to The Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council. Once an institution is a member of the NCHC, the institution receives the following items free: annual updates to the Handbook and a copy of new monographs as they are published. Additional copies of NCHC publications may be obtained at cost by calling the NCHC headquarters office at (402) 472-9150, emailing us, or using the order form below. Please note the difference in cost of NCHC publications for members and non-members. If you use the order form, please fill out all lines in the address section.
JNCHC Editorial Policy
Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council is a refereed periodical publishing scholarly articles on honors education. The journal uses a double-blind peer review process. Articles may include analyses of trends in teaching methodology, articles on interdisciplinary efforts, discussions of problems common to honors programs, items on the national higher education agenda, and presentations of emergent issues relevant to honors education. Submissions and inquiries should be directed to: Ada Long at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JNCHC themes include:
- Liberal Learning In the New Century Vol. 1 No. 1 (the only issue not available digitally)
- Science in Honors Vol. 1 No. 2
- Educational Transitions with Special Forum On Honors Education Vol. 2 No. 1
- Honors and the Creative Arts Vol. 2 No. 2
- Liberal Learning Vol. 3 No. 1
- Technology in Honors Vol. 3 No. 2
- Students and Teachers in Honors Vol. 4 No. 1
- Multiperspectivism In Honors Education Vol. 4 No. 2
- Research in Honors Vol. 5 No. 1
- The Psychology and Sociology of Honors Vol. 5 No. 2
- Students in Honors Vol. 6 No. 1
- What Is Honors? Vol. 6 No. 2
- Outcomes Assessment, Accountability, and Honors Vol. 7 No. 1
- Honors Administration Vol. 7 No. 2
- Grades, Scores, and Honors Vol. 8 No. 1
- Managing Growth in Honors Vol. 8 No. 2
- Honors Culture Vol. 9 No. 1
- Honors and Academic Integrity Vol. 9 No. 2
- Social Class and Honors Vol. 10 No. 1
- Honors in the Digital Age Vol. 10 No. 2
- Honors and Athletics Vol. 11 No. 1
- Helping Honors Students in Trouble Vol. 11 No. 2
- Honors Study Abroad Vol. 12 No. 1
- The Institutional Impact of Honors Vol. 12 No. 2
- The Economy of Honors Vol. 13 No. 1
- Honors Around the Globe Vol. 13 No. 2
JNCHC is published semi-annually. Submission deadlines are March 1 and September 1.
JNCHC Publication Guidelines
We accept material by e-mail attachment. We do not accept material by fax or hard copy.
The documentation style can be whatever is appropriate to the author’s primary discipline or approach (MLA, APA, etc.), but please avoid footnotes. Internal citation to a list of references (bibliography) is strongly preferred, and the editor will revise all internal citations in accordance with MLA guidelines.
There are no minimum or maximum length requirements; the length should be dictated by the topic and its most effective presentation.
Accepted essays are edited for grammatical and typographical errors and for infelicities of style or presentation. Authors have ample opportunity to review and approve edited manuscripts before publication.
Submissions and inquiries should be directed to Ada Longat email@example.com or, if necessary, 850.927.3776.
Honors in Practice Editorial Policy
Honors in Practice (HIP) publishes articles about innovative practices in individual honors programs and nuts-and-bolts issues of concern to the members of the National Collegiate Honors Council. HIP employs a double-blind review system. Essays should present ideas and/or practices that will be useful to other honors administrators and faculty, not just descriptions of “what we do at our institution.” Essays should advance a thesis located within a larger context such as theoretical perspectives, trends in higher education, or historical background. Essays should also demonstrate an awareness of previous honors discussions of the topic.
The submission deadline for HIP is January 1 of each year.
Both journals employ a double-blind review system. There are no minimum or maximum length requirements; the length should be dictated by the topic and its most effective presentation. Documentation is expected in JNCHC but not necessarily in HIP; the documentation style can be whatever is appropriate to the author’s primary discipline or approach (MLA, APA, etc.), but please avoid footnotes. Internal citation to a list of references (bibliography) is preferred; endnotes are acceptable.
Ada Long and Dail Mullins are the editors of both HIP and JNCHC, but the journals have separate, non-overlapping editorial boards that review all submissions.
All submissions to JNCHC or HIP should be forwarded via email attachment (unless another mode of submission is approved in advance) to Ada Long at firstname.lastname@example.org. For inquiries about the journal, you may also contact Ada Long at 850.927.3776.
The Following monographs are currently available from NCHC:
Assessing and Evaluating Honors Programs and Honors Colleges: A Practical Handbook
Beginning in Honors: A Handbook (4th Ed.)
A Handbook for Honors Administrators
A Handbook for Honors Programs at Two-Year Colleges
Honors Composition: Historical Perspectives and Contemporary Practices
Honors Programs at Smaller Colleges (2nd Ed.)
Place as Text: Approaches to Active Learning
Teaching and Learning in Honors
Shatter the Glassy Stare
The Honors College Phenomenon
Inspiring Exemplary Teaching and Learning: Perspectives on Teaching Academically Talented College Students
Peterson’s Guide To Honors Programs and Colleges
This guide, created by NCHC, is another addition to the long list of highly respected guides to educational programs published by Peterson’s. It presents institutional profiles of Honors programs in both two- and four-year colleges and universities. Included are a number of essays written by Honors program participants, information to assist in evaluating programs, profiles of programs at colleges and universities, and a geographic index. It is also the official guide of the National Collegiate Honors Council. The institutional profiles contain a description of the program; participation requirements; instructions for admission; availability of scholarships; a description of the institution, its campus, student body, and faculty; tuition and fee information; and who to contact for more information. This guide is highly recommended for public, high school, and academic libraries.