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Guidelines for Authors

The Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling is the official journal of the Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC), a division of the American Counseling Association (ACA), and publishes articles that specifically focus on issues and concerns related to the health and well being of sexual minority individuals, families, and communities.  The intent is to offer a variety of ideas and perspectives for counselors and related professionals who work with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered persons and their families and communities.  As such, submitted articles should focus in on one of the following areas:

Research Studies:

Articles within this focus represent qualitative and/or quantitative studies that contribute new understanding to the field of counseling as it relates to sexual minorities.  These manuscripts should include an introduction, review of the literature, methodology, data analyses, results, and discussion.  Implicit in these is clear descriptions of the studies purpose and implications for future research.

New/Innovative Practices:

Articles within this focus represent ways of approaching counseling, counselor education, training, supervision, or program design that reflect new ideas or innovative approaches that are grounded in counseling theory and/or research.

Conceptual Articles:

Submissions in this focus represent original thinking related to the theory and practice of counseling.  These might include a review of the literature, which critiques and integrates previously stated ideas; a presentation of new theoretical perspectives, or perhaps addressing a new way of utilizing previously published work.

All submissions should be prepared according to the guidelines of the most recent Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, including the use of citations and references, and inclusion of non-discriminatory language.  The Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, is published by Taylor & Francis.  Manuscripts can range from 5-25 pages.  Longer manuscripts will be considered as space is available, however a request for consolidation might occur.   All work should be done in Microsoft Word.  Tables and figures should be used only when essential, and illustrations or graphs should be embedded in your manuscript at their appropriate place.  If accepted for publication, final manuscripts should be publication ready when submitted.  It is the author's responsibility to secure permission to use any copyrighted materials within their manuscript.

The Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling expects authors to follow the most current ACA Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.  Further publication information for authors can be found at http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/wlco20/current.

The Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling understands that authors bear full responsibility for the accuracy of all references, quotations, tables, figures, and the overall content of their article.

The Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling receives all manuscript submissions electronically via its ScholarOne Manuscripts site located at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/LGBTIC.  ScholarOne Manuscripts allows for rapid submission of original and revised manuscripts, and facilitates the review process and internal communication between authors, editors, and reviewers via a web-based platform.  ScholarOne technical support can be accessed at http://scholarone.com/services/support.

If you have any other request, please contact Michael Chaney, Editor-in-Chief, at chaney@oakland.edu‚Äč

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