Journal of Career Assessment
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Journal of Career Assessment

2014 Impact Factor: 1.507
2014 Ranking: 30/76 in Psychology, Applied
Source: 2014 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2015)

Editor
W Bruce Walsh Ohio State University, USA

eISSN: 15524590| ISSN: 10690727|Current volume: 24|Current issue: 2 Frequency: Quarterly

Over the last two decades, Journal of Career Assessment has provided methodologically sound, empirically based studies focusing on the process and techniques by which counselors and others gain understanding of the individual faced with the necessity of making informed career decisions.

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. In addition to testing, the journal focuses on all means developed and used to assess and evaluate individuals and environments in the field of career counseling and development.

Innovative topics include:

  • Career assessment strategies
  • Developments in instrumentation
  • Validation of theoretical constructs
  • Relationships between existing instruments
  • Career assessment procedures
  • Relationships between assessment and career counseling/development
  • Review articles of career assessment strategies and techniques

 

Journal of Career Assessment publishes methodologically sound, empirically based studies focusing on the process and techniques by which counselors and others gain understanding of the individual faced with the necessity of making informed career decisions. The term career 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 career decision-making. The focus is not just testing, but all those means developed and used to assess and evaluate individuals and environments in the field of career counseling and development. Manuscripts describing 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 are of particular interest. Implications for career counseling/development should be clearly noted.

Consulting Editors
Saba Rasheed Ali University of Iowa, USA
Nancy E. Betz Ohio State University, USA
Rosie P. Bingham University of Memphis, USA
David L. Blustein Boston College, USA
Steven D. Brown Loyola University, USA
Erik K. Deemer Purdue University, USA
Bryan J. Dik Colorado State University, USA
Ryan D. Duffy University of Florida, USA
Jinyan Fan Auburn University, USA
Joaquim A. Ferreira Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Nadya A. Fouad University of Wisconsin, USA
Itamar Gati Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Erin E. Hardin University of Tennessee, USA
Paul J. Hartung Northeastern Ohio University, USA
Amanda M. Jantzer South Dakota State University, USA
Thomas S. Krieshok University of Kansas, USA
Lisa M. Larson Iowa State University, USA
Frederick T. L. Leong Michigan State University, USA
Lori D. Lindley Gannon University, USA
Matthew Miller University of Maryland, USA
Karen O'Brien University of Maryland, USA
Patrick J. Rottinghaus Southern Illinois University, USA
Linda Subich University of Akron, USA
Mindi N. Thompson University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA
David M. Tokar University of Akron, USA
Susan Whiston Indiana University, USA
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  • 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 to wbwalsh@sbcglobal.net. (W. Bruce Walsh, Editor, Journal of Career Assessment, Department of Psychology, 1835 Neil Avenue, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210-1222). 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.

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