VCJ Submission Guidelines
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The Virginia Counselors Journal

Manuscript Submission Guidelines

(Revised August 2019)

  1. Categories of research or non-research manuscripts that will be considered include Counselor Preparation, Counselor Supervision, Professional Development, Counseling Theory, Counseling Practice, Current Issues, Counseling History, and Book Reviews.
  2. Non-research manuscripts are not to exceed 20 double-spaced pages, including all references, figures, and tables. Research manuscripts are not to exceed 25 double-spaced pages, including all references, figures, and tables.
  3. Manuscripts are to include a cover page with the title of the article, the name of the author(s), and the institutional or work affiliation and contact information (address, telephone, email) of the first author.
  4. Manuscripts are to be typed in Microsoft Word 2000 or newer in 12-point, Times New Roman font. Normal page margins (1” top, bottom, and sides) are to be used, and pages are to be numbered at the top right corner of each page.
  5. Manuscripts must adhere to all guidelines of the APA Publication Manual, 6th Edition.
  6. Manuscripts should avoid lengthy quotes, and should follow all copyright laws. The author is responsible for the ensuring the accuracy and sufficiency of quotations and references.
  7. Manuscripts are not to be submitted that have been previously published or that are under review by another publisher.
  8. Manuscripts can be submitted by attaching them along with a cover letter to an email to the editor Carrie Sanders at
  9. Every effort will be made to have disposition decisions within 60 days or manuscript submission.
  10. The editors reserve the right to make final, non-substantive edits of a manuscript before publication.
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