Guidelines

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Reviewer Guidelines

PACJA aims to encourage scholarly writing and provide a supportive yet rigorous refereeing process. On request, authors will be provided with a mentor prior to submission.

Please assess the submitted article against the following criteria and provide feedback on the work needed to be publication ready, with regard to:

  • Making a significant contribution to the evidence base of counselling and psychotherapy;
  • Demonstrating original and scholarly research using appropriate methodology or a rigorously conducted literature review;
  • Having a coherent structure and argument;
  • Being written in a formal style suitable for publication;
  • Using anti oppressive language;
  • Complying with current APA referencing conventions.

 

Author Guidelines

Articles submitted to the Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal Australia should:

  • Demonstrate relevance to research and/or practice in the counselling and psychotherapy field;
  • Make a significant contribution to the evidence base of counselling and psychotherapy;
  • Demonstrate original and scholarly research using appropriate methodology or a rigorously conducted literature review;
  • Comply with NHMRC National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research
  • Have a coherent structure and argument;
  • Be written in a formal style suitable for publication, as specified in the PACJA submission Guidelines;
  • Use anti oppressive language; and
  • Comply with current APA referencing conventions.