BY: Ally Laird
Established in 1999 and originally known as The Mentor: An Academic Advising Journal, published by the Division of Undergraduate Studies, the journal is now re-launching as a
publication of the Libraries’ Open Publishing Program, with a new website and a new name—The Mentor: Innovative Scholarship on Academic Advising. The Mentor is a peer-reviewed journal with a rich history of publishing articles that introduce innovative ideas relevant to academic advising.
On the website, you will find a new Letter from the Editor, which discusses the journal’s mission of providing an outlet for innovative scholarship. You will also find the first article, C.J. Venable’s “Philosopher-Kings and Academic Advisers: Learning from The Republic.” In this article, Venable engages in an intriguing thought experiment, imagining a conversation about academic advising between Plato and contemporary advisers.
New articles will be published online continuously throughout the year and organized into annual volumes. Please register as a reader for email notifications or keep up with the journal
through our RSS feeds. The Mentor is accepting new submissions from authors in any discipline or scholarly field. Please visit https://journals.psu.edu/mentor for more.
The Libraries Open Publishing Program, a part of the new Digital Scholarship and Data Services department, currently publishes eight Open Access journals, five bibliographies, a Topical Web
Portal publication, and will be publishing their first Open Access monograph very soon. For more information on the Open Publishing Program, please visit openpublishing.psu.edu, or
contact Ally Laird at email@example.com.