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Author Guidelines

GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS

Authors should prepare manuscripts according to the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2010). Full-length articles should not exceed 25 pages of double-spaced, typewritten copy excluding title page, abstract, references, tables, and figures. Fieldwork manuscripts are intended to report on innovative practices, techniques, or programs or to critically discuss current issues of particular interest to the practitioner. Emphasis is on application and attention should be given to related literature. Fieldwork manuscripts are not to exceed 18 pages of double-spaced, typewritten copy. Brief reports should not exceed 10 pages of double-spaced, typewritten copy. All manuscripts should have at least one-inch (2.54 cm) margins on all sides. Text should be in 12-point Times New Roman font.

All identifying author information must be removed from the submission file. This includes any author names, affiliations, and/or other identifying information. The author’s name needs to be removed from the document’s ‘Properties’, which in Microsoft Word is found in the ‘File’ menu.

 

All figures and images are to be attached as supplementary files using high quality image formats suitable for print (BMP, TIFF, PDF, or EPS, not GIF or JPEG; minimum 300 dpi resolution).

Abstracts and the Title. Two abstracts, one in French and one in English, must be entered for each manuscript or brief report. Also provide the title of the manuscript in both French and English. Abstracts should not exceed 100 words in length. Authors submitting an abstract and title in one language will be billed $50.00 Cdn upon acceptance, payable to the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, to pay for translation.

All submissions MUST be submitted on line at:
http://cjc-rcc.ucalgary.ca

When submitting online, please note that you need to click on ‘Save/Continue’ at the bottom of each page in order to proceed to the next step in the submission process:

·Go to the registration page to register as a user of the online system if you do not yet have a username and password.


·Click on ‘Submit’ once you are logged into the system to initiate the submission process


·In ‘Step 1’ of the submission process, ensure that:


a)You select a section from the ‘Journal Section’ menu.


b)You check off each item in the ‘Submission Checklist’.


·In ‘Step 2’ of the submission process, ensure that:


a)You provide your personal information (name, email, etc.).


b)You provide the title of your article or reviewed book.


•In ‘Step 3’ of the submission process, you upload a copy of your manuscript in Word (.doc) or RTF (.rtf) format after ensuring that:


a)Include a cover page that includes the title of your manuscript, followed by an abstract of up to 100 words on the second page, followed by the manuscript itself. Do not include any biographical information.


b)All identifying author information has been removed from the manuscript file. This includes any author names, affiliations, and/or other identifying information.


c)The author’s name has been removed from the document’s ‘Properties’, which in Microsoft Word is found in the ‘File’ menu.

d)All figures and images are included in the text using high quality image formats suitable for print (BMP, TIFF, or EPS, not GIF or JPEG; minimum 300 dpi resolution).

•Finish your submission by reviewing your submission details in ‘Step 6’.

Review and Editorial Decision. All articles are submitted to blind review. Reviewer’s comments contribute to editorial decision whether or not to publish and provide useful suggestions for manuscript revisions.

Authors are advised not to submit any manuscript which is concurrently under consideration by another journal; not to submit a manuscript which has been published in whole or in substantial part in another journal.

Web site: http://cjc-rcc.ucalgary.ca

 

 

GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS OF BOOK REVIEWS

 

Reviews of books should not exceed 1,000 words in length. At the top of the review, indicate the complete citation (APA format, 6th ed.) for the book, ISBN number, number of pages, and the reviewer’s name, institutional or work affiliation, and complete mailing address. Use the title of the book as the title of the review.


Abstract

 

Two abstracts, one in French and one in English must be entered for each book review. Abstracts should not exceed 100 words in length. Authors submitting an abstract in one language will be billed $50.00 Cdn upon acceptance, payable to the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, to pay for translation.


Book Review

 

The ideal review will have three sections that include the following information. In part one, the reviewer should describe the purpose, general content, and organization of book, and a comment about the author(s)’ background, when that information is available.

 

Part two should give readers a more detailed description of the book content, chapter-by-chapter or section-by-section. This section should contain some editorial comments from the reviewer about how well this content and organization achieves the author(s) purpose.Also, comment should be made on the author(s) writing style.

 

Part three should provide information on the personal impact of the book on the reviewer, as well as critical considerations of the relevance and usefulness of the content for readers of the Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, who are primarily counsellors, counselling psychologists, and counsellor educators.

 

Do not include reference citations to other books or resources in the review.


About the Author

 

Include a brief author’s note. Below is an example:


 

Cristelle Audet is an Assistant Professor in Educational Counselling at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Education. Her main research interests are in international counselling and applying social justice to counselling practice.

 

Address correspondence to Cristelle Audet, University of Ottawa, 145 Jean-Jacques Lussier (280), Ottawa, ON, K1N 6N5. E-mail: caudet@uottawa.ca

 

Acceptance of a review for publication will be dependent on: (a) its suitability for and relevance to the counselling profession; (b) how recent the publication is, notwithstanding a compelling rationale for reviewing a book published more than 2 years ago; and (c) its overall quality based on the criteria above.

 

Reviews should be emailed as Word attachments to Sara Antunes-Alves at sara.antunes-alves@mail.mcgill.ca


Deadlines for quarterly submissions are:

 

Quarterly Issues

Deadline to Submit

January

December 15

April

March 31

July

June 30

October

July 31

 

 

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published nor is it before another journal for consideration; or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor.
  2. Authors must prepare manuscripts according to the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2010).
  3. The text meets this journal's formatting requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines found in About the Journal.
  4. The text is double-spaced and uses a 12-point Times New Roman font. All manuscripts should have at least one-inch (2.54 cm) margins on all sides.
  5. The Journal is peer reviewed (except for the Practitioners' Notebook). Please ensure that author names, titles, etc. identification have been removed, and ";Author"; and year have been used in the bibliography and footnotes, instead of authors' Please also ensure that the author's name has been removed from the document's Properties, which in Microsoft Word is found in the File menu. We
  6. Full-length articles should not exceed 25 pages of double-spaced, typewritten copy excluding title page, abstract, references, tables, and figures. Fieldwork manuscripts are not to exceed 18 pages of double-spaced, typewritten copy. Brief reports should not exceed 10 pages of double-spaced, typewritten copy. Practitioners' Notebook submissions are between between 500 and 1000 words.
  7. Two abstracts, one in French and one in English, must accompany each manuscript or brief report. You must also provide the title of the manuscript in both English and French. Abstracts should not exceed 100 words in length. Authors submitting the title and an abstract in one language will be billed $50.00 Cdn upon acceptance, payable to the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, to pay for translation.
  8. A reference list that accurately coincides with the citations in the manuscript and is in APA 6th Edition format is included.
  9. All figures and images are to attached as supplementary files using high quality image formats suitable for print (BMP, TIFF, PDF, or EPS, not GIF or JPEG; minimum 300 dpi resolution).
 

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