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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 focused on issues and concerns related to the mental health and well being of LGBTQ+ individuals, families, and communities.  The intent is to offer a variety of ideas and perspectives for counselors and related professionals who work with LGBTQ+ people, their families, and communities.  As such, submitted articles should focus on one of the following areas:

Research Studies:

Articles within this focus represent qualitative and/or quantitative studies that contribute new understanding to the fields of counseling and/or counselor education as it relates to LGBTQ+ people. These manuscripts should include an introduction, review of the literature, methodology, data analyses, results, and discussion.  Implicit in these are clear descriptions of the studies purpose and implications for counseling, counselor training, and 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 typically range from 20-25 pages. Longer manuscripts will be considered for qualitative studies 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 placed according to APA format.  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 portal 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 Dr. Michael Chaney, Editor-in-Chief, at chaney@oakland.edu