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The National Association of Scholars upholds the standards of a liberal arts education that fosters intellectual freedom, searches for the truth, and promotes virtuous citizenship.

The National Association of Scholars seeks to stimulate national discussion of important aspects of higher education that are frequently overlooked. Our website gets thousands of hits each day and we welcome members’ contributions that meet our editorial guidelines and standards.

If you are interested in publishing an article on the NAS website (and possibly becoming a regular columnist) complete the form below.

NAS also publishes a lively quarterly journal, Academic Questions. Most of the issues of Academic Questions focus on a single theme and are planned for nearly a year in advance. We do, however, accept some over-the-transom submissions. 

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Writing Guidelines for nas.org.

Length: About 1,000 words

Quality: Smart, lively, timely, topical, and well-written.

Content: NAS.org focuses on higher education.  We may glance at topics outside higher ed, but only if the connection to colleges and universities is transparently clear.

  • Please refrain from vulgarity.
  • Please refrain from advertising for events, programs, courses, websites, etc., unless they are sponsored/approved by the NAS.
  • Please stick to the facts. Do not include unverifiable information. Whenever documentation is available, provide it.

Tone: We have established a tone of ironic lightness.  We aren’t trying to blast into atoms those we disagree with.  We aren’t mourning the end of civilization as we know it.  Bitterness, spite, and over-the-top declarations have no place here.  Humor is OK, but it too requires a light touch.  

Politics: We avoid partisan politics, but that doesn’t exclude writing about proposed legislation, presidential proposals, actions by federal and state agencies, etc.