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Submission requirements

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 All PACJA manuscripts (10,000 words maximum inclusive of references) and an abstract not exceeding 150 words are to be submitted electronically to the Editor. As well as reading these requirements, please ensure you have thoroughly read the Author Guidelines and Copyright Policy, and that you are also familiar with the focus and scope of the Journal before finalising your submission. Then go to ‘Submit article‘ under the ‘For Authors’ tab and follow the simple on-line instructions to upload your documents.

  • Manuscripts must be formatted as a Word document or similar (Microsoft or Macintosh compatible).
  • Authors should include a separate file with names of authors, biographies of authors (100 words maximum), and a contact email for the corresponding author (if the manuscript is accepted for publication, this information will be included in the final version). Author identification should not appear on the manuscript itself. If using Microsoft Word, it is helpful to delete your name under file ‘Properties’ and tick the box removing identification in the ‘security’ preferences.
  • Upon submission, the manuscript should be completed with references and tables and figures (if any), and follow APA style (7th edition).
  • As the PACJA is peer-reviewed, authors must be prepared to address comments and make required changes to their manuscripts.
  • Prior to publication, the author or authors will be required to sign a Grant of an Exclusive Licence to the publisher of PACJA, the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia Inc in accordance with PACJA’s Copyright Policy (under the ‘For Authors’ tab).
  • Once the article is accepted for publication, the author (or first author if the article is a co-authored submission) will be notified of an approximate publication date, whereupon it will be understood that permission to print is granted (unless the author and/or co-authors withdraw). Upon publication PACFA holds the agreed copyright for the published work, although the author remains the copyright holder.