The Journal of Career Development (JCD) provides professionals in counseling, psychology, education, student personnel, human resources, and business management with the most up-to-date concepts, ideas, and methodology in career development theory, research, and practice.
Critical topics covered by JCD include:
- Application of career theories
- Generation of emerging theoretical approaches/advances
- Career development across the life-span
- Career development of diverse populations (e.g., race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age, ability status)
- The work-family connection
- Career and leisure
- International perspectives on career development
- Workplace and workforce issues
- Career issues in the schools (grades K-12)
- Innovative career counseling techniques, interventions, and approaches
- Spirituality and career development
- Developmental career transitions (e.g., school-to-work; school-to-post-secondary; mid-career changes; career-to-retirement)
Journal of Career Development provides the professional, the public, and policymakers with the latest in career development theory, research and practice, focusing on the impact that theory and research have on practice. Among the topics covered are career education, adult career development, career development of special needs populations, career development and the family, and career and leisure. Research reports and discussion of theory are welcome, but practical applications must be presented.
|George V. Gushue||Teachers College, Columbia University, USA|
|Margaret Nauta||Illinois State University, USA|
|Shannon Casey-Cannon||Alliant International University|
|Rachel Gali Cinamon||Tel Aviv University|
|Elizabeth W. Cotter||Virginia Commonwealth University|
|Pamela Foley||Seton Hall University|
|Patton O. Garriott||University of Denver, USA|
|Marie Hammond||Tennessee State University|
|Andreas Hirschi||Pennsylvania State University|
|Kimberly Howard||Boston College|
|Suzanne Lease||University of Memphis|
|Heather Lyons||Loyoyla University Maryland|
|Ellen Hawley McWhirter||University of Oregon, Australia|
|Laura Nota||University of Padua|
|Lourdes M. Rivera||Queens College|
|Mike Schaub||Georgetown University, USA|
|Graham Stead||Cleveland State University, USA|
|Hsiu-Lan Tien||National Taiwan Normal University|
|Sherri Turner||University of Minnesota, USA|
JCD follows the recommendations of the 2009 Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition), and it is required all manuscripts adhere to these guidelines. The APA Publication Manual is available from: Order Department, American Psychological Association, P.O. Box 2710, Hyattsville, MD 20784.
Please submit manuscript and cover letter electronically to: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jcdjournal.
Authors will be required to set up an online account on the SAGETrack system powered by ScholarOne.
Address correspondence to:
Lisa Y. Flores, PhD
Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology
University of Missouri-Columbia
16 Hill Hall Columbia, MO 65211
Telephone: (573) 884-9724
Fax: (573) 884-5989
Manuscripts are peer-reviewed by Editorial Board members using a blind review system. Editors strive to notify authors about the disposition of their manuscripts in 12 weeks.
Submission implies that the manuscript has not been published previously and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. A signed online agreement transferring copyright from the first author (or their employers, if they hold the copyright) to the Curators of the University of Missouri will be required before the manuscript can be accepted for publication. The Editor will send the first or corresponding author an email that directs the author to an online agreement form once the manuscript is accepted. The author is responsible for completing the online agreement form in a timely manner so that his/her manuscript can be processed by the publisher. This transfer of copyright, previously assumed to be implicit in the submission of a manuscript, is necessary under U.S. copyright law to enable the publisher to ensure maximum dissemination of the author’s work.
At times, a call for papers will be announced for a special issue on a topic related to career development. JCD also entertains proposals from scholars for a special issue. To propose a special issue, please submit a 2-3 page proposal outlining the topic and rationale for the special issue and describing the papers that will comprise the special issue. Information about the contributors of the special issue and a proposed timeline for submitting initial manuscripts should also be included. The Editor will review the proposal and make a decision in 2-3 weeks. If the proposal is accepted, all manuscripts comprising the special issue will undergo a masked review process.
Type double-spaced on one side of 8 ½ × 11-inch white paper using at least 1-inch margins on all sides. Manuscripts should not exceed 30 pages including title, abstract, main text, reference, tables, and figures.
A cover page is to be provided and should include:
- the title of the article
- author and coauthor names
- and author and coauthor affiliations
The cover page should also include the following information for the corresponding author:
- the complete mailing address
- telephone numbers (office, home, and cell or vacation number if applicable)
- fax number
- and e-mail address
An email address for every author must also be provided.
A manuscript should include title page, abstract, key words, main text, references, tables, and/or figures if applicable.
The first page of the manuscript is the title page and should include the title of the manuscript and the date it was submitted. Please do not include author/coauthor information on this page.
An abstract is to be provided and should be no longer than 150 words.
A list of 4-5 keywords is to be provided directly below the abstract. Keywords should express the precise content of the manuscript, as they enable readers and researchers to locate articles online as well as identify the content of the article.
The main text, similar to other sections, should adhere to the APA style (6th edition).
List references alphabetically at the end of the paper and refer to them in the text by name and year in parentheses. Please be sure that references and citations in the text conform strictly to APA style (6th edition), which now includes DOI information for each reference. Only items cited in manuscripts should be listed as references, and all text citations should be listed in the Reference section.
Endnotes should be avoided. When their use is absolutely necessary, endnotes should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals and should be gathered together and placed on a new page after the end of the text. Use the appropriate superscript numeral for citation in the text.
Figures and Tables
Figures (photographs, drawings, diagrams, and charts) must be cited in the text and numbered in one consecutive series of Arabic numerals. The captions for figures should be typed on a separate sheet of paper.
Electronic figures should be submitted in one of the following formats: TIFF, EPS, PDF, JPEG, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Quark Xpress (1200 dpi for line art and 300 dpi for gray-scale art). To ensure text remains as intended, please make sure fonts are embedded. All figures should be no smaller than the size at while they’ll be printed.
Tables should be numbered (with Arabic numerals) and referred to by number in the text. Each table should be typed on a separate sheet of paper. Tables should be formatted according to APA style.
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