Guide for Authors

Article body:

Article body must generally include the following headings:

  • Abstract: 150-200 word,
  • Introduction: should summarize the purpose and the rationale for the study,
  • Materials and Methods: including procedure of recruiting and measures,
  • Findings: must be presented in the form of text, tables, and illustrations,
  • Discussion: emphasize on the present findings and concentrates the new and important aspects of the study and the achieved conclusions,
  • Conclusion: must includeimplications of the study, the importance of ideas and introducing possible new ways of thinking about the research problem.
  • References: APA

Structure:

Authors will need to include a separate 2-3 sentence summary labelled "counseling or therapeutic significance of this article" and should also include a word count with their article.

Word limits:

Manuscripts reporting results of quantitative or qualitative research generally should not exceed 25 double-spaced pages (including abstract, text, references, tables, and figures), with margins of at least 2 cm on all sides and a 12-point font. Concise manuscripts are favored over lengthier manuscripts, as long as quality is not compromised in abbreviating a paper. Papers do not following the journal guidelines will be rejected.

Fonts:

Times New Roman font (size 12) for the body,

(Size 14) for headings,

(Size 14) in bold form for the title,

(Size 12) in bold form for subheadings,

 and (Size 11) for abstract.

Style guidelines:

Please use APA (American Psychological Association) style guidelines when preparing your paper, rather than any published articles or a sample copy.

Please use double quotation marks, except where ''a quotation is 'within' a quotation''. Note that long quotations should be indented without quotation marks.

References:

All submitted manuscripts should follow the current APA (American Psychological Association) style.

Figures:

 Figures should be high quality (1200 dpi for line art, 600 dpi for grayscale and 300 dpi for color, at the correct size). Figures should be prepared in one of our preferred file formats: EPS, PS, JPEG, GIF, or Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX). For more information relating to other file types, please consult our Submission of electronic artwork document.

Tables:

 Tables should reveal new information rather than duplicating what is in the text. Readers should be able to interpret the table without referring to the text. Please prepare editable files.