Journal

North Carolina Counseling Journal

Philosophical Statement

The journal is committed to publishing conceptual and empirical work that promotes counseling in North Carolina and represents diversity in authorship. The journal is committed to being inclusive and encourages submission from students, practitioners, new and tenured professionals alike.

Journal Overview

The North Carolina Counseling Journal publishes practice, theory, and research articles across three areas each addressing an aspect of the counseling practice. The NCCJ publication is a collection of four to six manuscripts focused on research in the following areas:

1. Graduate Publications-Manuscripts in this category will include graduate student written works that reflect theoretical or empirical investigation that occurs as a part of graduate training.

2. Practitioner Publications-Manuscripts in this area may include thorough descriptions of activities, strategies, and techniques that have been developed and implemented by counselors.

3. Research in North Carolina-Manuscripts in this category will feature conceptual, position and/or research manuscripts on timely topics affecting counselors in North Carolina.

Publication Cycle

The North Carolina Counseling Journal publishes twice a year in April/May or October/November with submission deadlines of August 1st and February 1st.

Contact Information

For additional information please contact Dr. Angel Dowden at nccanccj@gmail.com

Publication Cycle Board Member Recruitment

The North Carolina Counseling Journal is seeking qualified individuals with a demonstrated record of scholarship and commitment to advancing the counseling profession to serve as board members. Interested parties should email nccanccj@gmail.com for an application.

Peer Reviewer Recruitment 

The North Carolina Counseling Journal is seeking qualified peer reviewers. The journal is committed to publishing conceptual and empirical work that promotes counseling in North Carolina and represents diversity in authorship. Become a peer reviewer and contribute towards emerging and innovative scholarship. Interested parties should email nccanccj@gmail.com

NCCJ Author Guidelines

Please carefully read and adhere to the guidelines outlined below.

All articles should include:

  1. Abstract
  2. Introduction that includes rationale and purpose.
  3. Relevance and support of the research supported by literature.
  4. A well-developed literature review including the study’s theoretical framework.
  5. Discussion Section
  6. Manuscripts should not exceed 20 pages, not including references.
  7. Double space all material
  8. Utilize concise headings within your manuscript
  9. NCCJ only accepts electronic manuscript submission. To submit a manuscript please email nccanccj@gmail.com
  10. Send your manuscript in both PDF and HTML (word) formats.
  11. Upon submission, you will receive a confirmation via e-mail. The editors will also inform you via e-mail once a decision has been made.
  12. APA guidelines must be adhered to for all NCCJ manuscripts.

Empirical

In addition to the criteria outlined above empirical articles should include the following:

  1. Clear research question(s)
  2. Methodology including participants, instruments, variables and procedures
  3. Results summarizing the findings
  4. Research limitations, implications and recommendations for future investigations.
  5. No more than three tables/figures.