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Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Journal of Technology in Counselor Education and Supervision provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).

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Guidelines and Requirements for Authors

The Journal of Technology in Counselor Education and Supervision (JTCES) is the official journal of the Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (WACES), a region of the Association for Counselor Education. JTCES publishes high quality articles that inform the use of technology in mentoring, training, and supervision in educational and clinical settings. Articles may be empirical, conceptual or theoretical, or based on current issues; with an emphasis on empirical research using rigorous quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods. All articles must be scholarly, grounded in existing literature, and have implications for the field of counseling including, but not limited to, counselor education, supervisory practice, clinical training, pedagogy, mentoring, or public policy. All manuscripts are submitted to a blind peer-review process.

Manuscript Submission

When submitting, authors will be asked to designate one of five categories in which the manuscript falls within:

  • Technology and Teaching
  • Technology and Supervision
  • Technology and Counseling Practice
  • Emerging, Experimental and Current Topics Relevant to Technology in Counselor Education and Practice
  • Invited Conference Proceedings
  • Manuscripts are to be submitted electronically (in one attachment) in Microsoft Word format (.doc, .docx) or Rich Text Format (RTF). For additional inquiries, Journal of Technology in Counselor Education and Supervision, please contact the editors.

    All submissions are blind peer reviewed by at least two editorial board members, and typically undergo revision until the final decision is made, with the Editor making final decisions regarding publication. Receiving a revise and resubmit decision does not mean that the manuscript will be published within JTCES. Therefore, authors must ensure they are submitting a manuscript that contains no clues to author(s) identity. This includes, but is not limited to, information on the title page, text within the body of the manuscript, as well as citations that may reveal author identity.

    Authors are expected to follow ethical guidelines and are required to meet the following criteria:

    • Submitted manuscripts must be original work
    • Not be submitting the manuscript simultaneously to any other publication outlet
    • Not publishing elsewhere in substantially similar forms or with similar content
    • Obtaining approval from an institutional review board if human subjects were used
    • Adhering to appropriate authorship ethical guidelines from the American Counseling Association
    • The submitted manuscript must be blinded of all author names and information to ensure a blind review
    • Submission of a manuscript to the Journal of Technology in Counselor Education and Supervision indicates the author stipulates that the above ethical guidelines are in fact true, that the material is not currently under review at another journal – nor will be submitted to another journal (electronic or print) during the time the manuscript is under review in JTCES and the editorial process is complete within JTCES. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Teaching and Supervision in Counseling, please contact the editor.

      If an article is accepted, authors will be asked to finalize all edits through the editors and copyeditor on the timeline noted in the acceptance letter and any continued correspondence.

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      Formatting Requirements

      Journal of Technology in Counselor Education and Supervision has no general rules about the formatting of articles upon initial submission. There are, however, rules governing the formatting of the final submission. See Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details. Although bepress can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the article as a high-quality PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) file, or a Microsoft Word, WordPerfect or RTF file that can be converted to a PDF file.

      It is understood that the current state of technology of Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) is such that there are no, and can be no, guarantees that documents in PDF will work perfectly with all possible hardware and software configurations that readers may have.

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      Rights for Authors and Digital USD

      As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to Digital USD all copyright in the article, subject to the expansive personal--use exceptions described below.

      Attribution and Usage Policies

      Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exemption or by written agreement of Digital USD, requires credit to Digital USD as copyright holder (e.g., Digital USD © 2021).

      Personal-use Exceptions

      The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from Digital USD provided the author does not alter the format or content of the articles, including the copyright notification:

      • Storage and back-up of the article on the author's computer(s) and digital media (e.g., diskettes, back-up servers, Zip disks, etc.), provided that the article stored on these computers and media is not readily accessible by persons other than the author(s);
      • Posting of the article on the author(s) personal website, provided that the website is non-commercial;
      • Posting of the article on the internet as part of a non-commercial open access institutional repository or other non-commercial open access publication site affiliated with the author(s)'s place of employment (e.g., a Phrenology professor at the University of Southern North Dakota can have her article appear in the University of Southern North Dakota's Department of Phrenology online publication series); and
      • Posting of the article on a non-commercial course website for a course being taught by the author at the university or college employing the author.

      People seeking an exception, or who have questions about use, should contact the editors.

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      General Terms and Conditions of Use

      Users of the Digital USD website and/or software agree not to misuse the Digital USD service or software in any way.

      The failure of Digital USD to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between Digital USD and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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