Guidelines for Manuscript Submission
The NYMHCA Journal of Clinical Counseling

*Please read the Author Registration Guide below before submitting your manuscript via the online platform.
Please follow the Author’s instructions on the OJS (Open Journal System) website. Do not email your submission!

For original articles the typescript should be arranged as follows:  
  - abstract
  - introduction 
  - methods/results (if study)
  - discussion 
  - references 
  - tables/figure legends/figures (as applicable). 

The title page should include: 
  - the title of the article 
  - name(s) of author(s) and highest academic degree(s)
  - department and institution from which the work originated
  - acknowledgment of support or sponsorship, postal address or 

The abstract of 300 words or less should concisely state the purpose, results, and conclusions of the study described in the manuscript. Abbreviations, footnotes, and references are not used in the abstract. Do not include abstracts in case reports. The article should generally follow APA style, be double spaced and not exceed 5,500 words. Use the link on the left to review the APA guidelines.

Submissions will be accepted until August 15, 2017.

Following are the requirements for submissions: 

   ___Manuscripts should be no more than 20 pages total (not to exceed 5500 words), including all references, 
         tables, etc. Manuscripts must include an abstract of no more than 150 words. All manuscripts are to be 
         double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12-point font, including references and extensive quotes. Allow 1″ 
         margins on all sides.

   ___Manuscripts should be submitted in Microsoft Word, or as RTF files.

         Use the Publication Manual for the American Psychological Association (6th edition) as a manual for 
         style and manuscript format, including style for all figures, tables, and references. Authors bear 
         responsibility for the accuracy of references tables and figures.

   ___Authors are encouraged to use guidelines to reduce bias in language against persons based on 
         gender, sexual orientation, racial or ethnic group, disability, or age by referring to the sixth edition of 
         the Publication Manual for the American Psychological Association.

   ___Do not submit previously published articles, in press materials (forthcoming) or a manuscript that is 
         under consideration for publication in another periodical.

   ___Manuscripts should follow instructions to ensure a blind peer-review. Ensuring a Blind Review have 
         been followed.

   ___Lengthy quotations (300-500 words) require written permission from the copyright holder for    
         reproduction. Adaptation of tables and figures also requires reproduction approval. It is the author’s 
         responsibility to secure such permission. A copy of the publisher’s permission must be provided to 
         the journal editor immediately on acceptance of the article for publication.

   ___Do not use footnotes. Instead, incorporate this material into the text.

   ___Keep tables to a minimum. Include only essential data and combine tables where possible. Refer to the 
         APA Publication Manual for style of tabular presentations. Each table should be on a separate page 
         following the reference section of the manuscript. Final placement of tables is at the discretion of the 
         Editor; in all cases tables will be placed near the first reference to them in the text. Include figure 
         legends on a separate sheet.

   ___The manuscript and cover letter will be submitted electronically after you register as an author using the 
          link below:  

  Manuscripts will be acknowledged by e-mail upon receipt. Authors can expect notification regarding 
  the manuscript’s disposition within 12 weeks of acknowledgement of its receipt.