Over the last 25 years, the Journal of Career Assessment has provided methodologically sound, empirically based studies focusing on assessment, career development, and vocational psychology. Regarding assessment, the journal covers the various techniques, tests, inventories, rating scales, interview schedules, surveys, and direct observational methods used in scientifically based practice and research to provide an improved understanding of career decision-making. Regarding career development and vocational psychology, the journal covers all topics falling under each of these areas, especially those from a psychological perspective that have career counseling implications.
Innovative topics include:
- Career assessment strategies
- Developments in instrumentation
- Validation of theoretical constructs
- Relations between existing instruments
- Career assessment procedures
- Relations between assessment and career counseling/development
- Review articles
- Studies on career and work related variables
- Mixed methods approaches
- Intervention studies
The Journal of Career Assessment publishes methodologically and conceptually sound articles broadly in the area of vocational psychology. A primary aim of the journal is showcasing new research on the assessment of career and work related constructs and behavior. The term assessment, as used in this journal, covers the various techniques, tests, inventories, rating scales, interview schedules, surveys, and direct observational methods used in scientifically based practice and research to provide an improved understanding of individual’s career development, decision-making, and experiences in the world of work. A secondary aim is showcasing new research on any topic related to career, work, or vocational psychology, including but not limited to quantitative, qualitative, and experimental studies where ideas related to work and careers are a central part of the manuscript. The journal is also open to conceptual and theoretical contributions related to career, work, or vocational psychology. Implications for career counseling/development should be clearly noted in all manuscripts.
|Blake A. Allan||Purdue University, USA|
|Kelsey Autin||University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA|
|Rosie P. Bingham||University of Memphis, USA|
|David L. Blustein||Boston College, USA|
|Chrisanthia Brown||University of Missouri - Kansas City|
|Steven D. Brown||Loyola University, USA|
|Erik K. Deemer||Purdue University, USA|
|Bryan J. Dik||Colorado State University, USA|
|Alec Eshelman||University of Wisconsin–Platteville, USA|
|Jinyan Fan||Auburn University, USA|
|Joaquim A. Ferreira||Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal|
|Nadya A. Fouad||University of Wisconsin, USA|
|Erin E. Hardin||University of Tennessee, USA|
|Paul J. Hartung||Northeast Ohio Medical University, USA|
|Kimberly Howard||Boston University, USA|
|Amanda M. Jantzer||Saint John's University, USA|
|Ae-Kyung Jung||Gyeongin National University of Education, South Korea|
|Aysenur Buyukgoze Kavas||Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun, Turkey|
|Shin Ye Kim||Texas Tech University, USA|
|Lisa M. Larson||Iowa State University, USA|
|Hang-Shim Lee||Oklahoma State University, USA|
|Lori D. Lindley||Gannon University, USA|
|Evgenia Lysova||Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Laura Reid Marks||University of Memphis, USA|
|Jonas Masdonati||University of Lausanne, Switzerland|
|Peter McIlveen||University of Southern Queensland, Australia|
|Karen O'Brien||University of Maryland, USA|
|Lizette Ojeda||Texas A & M University, USA|
|Harsha Perera||University of Southern Queensland, Australia|
|Trisha L. Raque-Bogdan||University of Denver, USA|
|Cristina Risco||University of Maryland, USA|
|Patrick J. Rottinghaus||Southern Illinois University, USA|
|Elliot A. Tebbe||University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA|
|David M. Tokar||University of Akron, USA|
|Femina P. Varghese||University of Central Arkansas, USA|
|Kerrie G. Wilkins-Yel||Indiana University, USA|
|Hui Xu||Loyola University Chicago, USA|
|W Bruce Walsh||The Ohio State University, USA|
Manuscript Submission Guidelines:
Manuscripts of particular interest describe innovative career assessment strategies, developments in instrumentation, validation of theoretical constructs, relationships between existing instruments, career assessment procedures, relationships between assessment and career counseling/development, and review articles of career assessment strategies and techniques. Implications for career counseling/development should be clearly noted.
SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS
Manuscripts are to be submitted electronically (in one attachment) along with a separate attachment with the title and author page at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jcareerasmnt. Manuscripts will be acknowledged when they are received. Authors should not place their names on the manuscript itself because all manuscripts are peer-reviewed with a blind reviewing system. Authors submitting manuscripts to the journal should not simultaneously submit them to another journal, nor should manuscripts have been published elsewhere in substantially similar form or with substantially similar content.
PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPTS
Authors should carefully prepare their manuscripts in accordance with the following instructions.
Manuscripts should be as concise as possible, yet sufficiently detailed to permit adequate communication and critical review. Authors should follow the style of the Publication Manual of The American Psychological Association (6th edition, 2010). Authors should prepare their manuscripts (including tables) on word-processing equipment that is capable of transmitting files by the Internet because manuscripts are copyedited and typeset from files provided by authors. Article files should be in Microsoft Word format (.doc). Authors will receive information for submitting the final copy of their manuscript by electronic means on final acceptance of their paper.
The first page of the paper of the paper should contain the article title, the names and affiliations of all authors, authors’ notes or acknowledgments, and the names and complete mailing addresses of all authors. Please note the author to whom all correspondence, including proofs, should be sent. The second page should contain an abstract of no more than 150 words and five to seven keywords that will be published following the abstract. The title of the paper will be repeated on page 2.
The following sections should be prepared as indicated:
Tables. Each table should be fully titled, typed on a separate page, and placed at the end of the paper. Tables should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. Footnotes to tables should be identified with superscript lowercase letters and placed at the bottom of the table. All tables should be referred to in the text.
Figures. Copies of figures should be sent on first submission of a manuscript; original camera-ready and electronic figures will be requested when a manuscript is accepted for publication. Electronic copies of figures can be submitted in one of the following formats: Microsoft PowerPoint or Word, Tagged Image File Format (.TIF), Encapsulated Postscript File (.EPS), or Joint Photographic Experts Group (.JPG). All figures should be referred to in text. Each figure should appear on a separate page at the end of the paper, and all titles should appear a single, separate page.
Endnotes. Notes should appear on a separate page before the references section. Notes should be numbered consecutively and each endnote should be referred to in text with a corresponding superscript number.
References. Text citations and references should follow the style of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition, 2010).
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