Information for authors.
Regular manuscripts should not exceed 14 pages typewritten, double-spaced throughout (including references) on regular 8 1/2"x11" white bond, and with a 1" margin all around. Occasionally, a longer manuscript may be considered. Provide, but do not count, a cover page with each author's name, position, and place of employment, and a clear abstract of essential information of up to 100 words. Authors should not place their names or other identifying information on the manuscript itself.
Reports of demonstrably effective career counseling methods or programs are featured in the section "Effective Techniques." Articles in this section describe theoretically based techniques that advance career development for people of all ages. Qualitative or quantitative data providing evidence of the techniques' effectiveness will be included in these articles. Manuscripts submitted to the "Effective Techniques" section should not exceed 12 pages typewritten, double-spaced throughout (including references) and should contain (a) a brief review of the literature related to the theoretically based intervention, (b) a clear description of the intervention, (c) a brief report of data supporting the techniques' effectiveness, and (d) a summary. The "Personal Perspectives" section contains analyses of personal career development experiences and short editorials about critical issues in research or practice. Articles prepared for this section should not exceed 7 typewritten pages. Responses to previously published articles appear in the "Reader Reactions" section. These responses may not exceed 5 typewritten pages. "Brief Reports" manuscripts should not exceed 5 typewritten, double-spaced pages (excluding title page, an abstract of no more than 80 words, references, and no more than one table or figure) and should contain a clear and concise summary of the study (including rationale, objectives, design, instruments, sample, analyses, results, and implications for research and practice). Submit Brief Reports manuscripts to Ellen P. Cook, Brief Reports Action Editor, Counseling Program, PO Box 210002, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0002.
Manuscripts must be prepared carefully, such that ideas flow coherently and writing is clear and concise. Avoid jargon, acronyms, and sexist terminology. Headings and subheadings should be used to structure the content. Article titles and headings in the articles should be as short as possible. Use tables sparingly, include only essential data, and combine tables wherever possible. Authors should submit no more than three tables or two figures with each manuscript. The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th edition) serves as the style manual for the Quarterly. Authors are encouraged to reduce bias in language against persons on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, racial or ethnic group, disability, or age by referring to the guidelines in the fifth edition of the APA manual. Authors must address the clinical significance of their results using effect size indicators, narrative analyses, or both.
Authors who use lengthy quotations or adapt tables and figures from another source must secure written permission to do so from the copyrighted source. Manuscripts that include copyrighted material will not be accepted for publication in the Quarterly until the author provides the editor with written permission from the copyright holder.
Submit the original and three photocopies of the manuscript to Editor, Ellen Piel Cook, Counseling Program, PO Box 210002, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0002. Be sure to include your e-mail address on the title page of the manuscript. Never submit material that is under consideration by another journal or that has been previously published. About 10 weeks will elapse between acknowledgment of the manuscript's receipt and notification of its disposition. After the final acceptance of an article, authors should expect minor editing for style consistency. Authors of manuscripts accepted for publication will be asked to provide the article on a 3 1/2" microcomputer disk to ease editing and to ensure accuracy. The high-density disk should be labeled with the first author's name and the software used. (MS Word or WordPerfect 5.0 or later version is preferred.) After an article's publication, all authors of articles and senior contributors to sections will receive a complimentary copy of the Quarterly from ACA Publications.