Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for Journal of Technology in Counselor Education and Supervision
This document provides details on typesetting and layout requirements pertaining to final manuscript submission to Journal of Technology in Counselor Education and Supervision.
In preparing manuscripts, authors should follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th edition). Authors should provide enough detail in manuscripts to allow for a critical review. Authors also should be concise while providing enough information that procedures could be replicated if necessary. Please note that all authors should closely align their manuscript with APA Publication Manual guidelines for nondiscriminatory language regarding gender, sexual orientation, racial and ethnic identity, disabilities and age or any other language that results in stereotyping and bias. Finally, the terms counselor, counseling, client, or counselor in training are preferred compared to other synonyms referring to various mental health professionals or generalists. Any manuscripts that do not adhere to the length and style characteristics noted below will be returned without review..
Page Length: Total page length of empirical and/or conceptual manuscripts should be no more than 25 pages. This includes title page, abstract, references, and all tables and figures in addition to the body of the manuscript. Current issues manuscripts should be between 10 to 15 pages in total length.
Title Page: The first page of the manuscript should include only title and running head, and thus should be masked for the purpose of blind review. Complete information for all authors will be uploaded separately in the system, and therefore should not be included on the documents title page. The title of the manuscript should be no more than 90 characters (including spaces). The title on the title page should match the title that is submitted in the designated space within the submission portal.
Abstract: The abstract should contain the central idea of the manuscript. Following APA style, the abstract should contain the main research topic, research questions, information on participants and methodological procedures, results and implications written in a paragraph format. The abstract should be no more than 150 words.
Keywords: Three keywords from the manuscript should be highlighted under the abstract. Keywords are what can help researchers find your work in the database.
Tables and Figures: It is recommended that no more than 3 tables and 2 figures are included in any manuscript. Each table or figure included should have a callout or indication where it is being referenced in the text. Additionally, text and tables/figure should not replicate each other. Tables and figures should be used to enhance the information being provided or explained and not as a replication of the exact information being provided in the body of the manuscript. Figures and tables should be formatted in APA style.
References: References should be included in the submitted manuscript, and should follow the formatting style provided in the APA Publication Manual. Authors should check to ensure all citations provided in the manuscript are provided in the reference list and that all references are complete in detail per APA.
Footnotes or Endnotes: JTCES does not accept the use of footnotes or endnotes. All information should be incorporated into the body of the text.