Counselling Psychology Review
Counselling Psychology Review is the Division of Counselling Psychology’s quarterly peer reviewed research publication. It brings together high quality research pertinent to the work of Counselling Psychologists. It primarily focuses upon work being undertaken in the UK but it is also likely to be of interest to international colleagues and those in related therapeutic disciplines. The content is pluralist in nature, with its focus being on excellent work rather than methodological or paradigmatic preference, and submissions are invited in the following areas:
- papers reporting original empirical investigations (qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods);
- case studies, provided these are presented within a research frame;
- theoretical papers, provided that these are sufficiently related to empirical data;
- systematic review articles.
Terry Hanley University of Manchester
Editorial Advisory Board
Malcolm Cross City University
Mick Cooper University of Strathclyde
Barbara Douglas The University of the West of England
Jacqui Farrants City University London
Pam James Liverpool John Moores University
Lynne Jordan Jordan Consultancy Ltd
Ruth Jordan Roehampton University
Yvette Lewis University of Wolverhampton
Del Lowenthal Roehampton University
Peter A. Martin Roehampton University & Private Practice
Martin Milton Surrey University
Naomi Moller The University of the West of England
Vanja Orlans Metanoia Institute, London
Stephen Palmer Centre for Stress Management
Rosie Rizq Roehampton University
Heather Sequeira City University
International Advisory Board
Tim Carey University of Canberra, Australia
Michael Duffy Counselling Psychology Program Texas A&M University
Greg Harris University of Calgary, Canada
Annie Maillard Independent Advisor to ACC (Accident Compensation Corporation), New Zealand
Counselling Psychology Review is published by the Division of Counselling Psychology, and is distributed free of charge to members. It is available to non-members (Individuals £12 per volume; Institutions £20 per volume) from: Division of Counselling Psychology, The British Psychological Society, St Andrews House, 48 Princess Road East, Leicester LE1 7DR. Tel: 0116 254 9568.
Electronic versions are available from the Society shop (http://www.bpsshop.org.uk/). Division members can download back issues free of charge.
Notes for Contributors
Papers should normally be no more than 5000 words (including abstract, reference list, tables and figures), although the Editor retains discretion to publish papers beyond this length in cases where the clear and concise expression of the scientific content requires greater length.
2. Manuscript requirements:
- The front page (which will be removed prior to anonymous review) should give the author(s)’s name, current professional/ training affiliation and contact details. One author should be identified as the author responsible for correspondence. A statement should be included to state that the paper has not been published elsewhere and is not under consideration elsewhere. Contact details will be published if the paper is accepted.
- Apart from the front page, the document should be free of information identifying the author(s).
- Authors should follow the Society’s guidelines for the use of non-sexist language and all references must be presented in the Society’s style, which is similar to APA style (the Style Guide, available from the Society, or downloadable from /publications/submission-guidelines/).
- For articles containing original research, a structured abstract of up to 250 words should be included with the headings: Background/Aims/Objectives, Methodology/Methods, Results/Findings, Discussion/Conclusions. Review articles should use these headings: Purpose, Methods, Results/Findings, Discussion/Conclusions.
- Approximately five key words should be provided for each paper.
- Authors are responsible for acquiring written permission to publish lengthy quotations, illustrations, etc. for which they do not own copyright.
- Graphs, diagrams, etc., must have titles.
- Submissions should be sent as e-mail attachments. Word document attachments should be saved under an abbreviated title of your submission. Include no author names in the title. Please add ‘CPR Submission’ in the e-mail subject bar. Please expect an e-mail acknowledgment of your submission.
- Proofs of accepted papers will be sent to authors as e-mail attachments for minor corrections only. These will need to be returned promptly.
3. Publication ethics:
All submissions should follow the ethical submission guidelines outlined the documents below:
Ethical Publishing Principles - A Guideline for Authors
Code of Ethics and Conduct (2006)
Copyright for published material rests with the Division of Counselling Psychology and the British Psychological Society unless otherwise stated. With agreement, an author will be allowed to republish an article elsewhere as long as a note is included stating: First published in Counselling Psychology Review, volume no. and date.
Counselling psychologists and teachers of psychology may use material contained in this publication in any way that may help their teaching of counselling psychology. Permission should be obtained from the Society for any other use.
5. Abstracting and indexing coverage:
6. The Review Process:
Counselling Psychology Review is a peer reviewed research publication. Each paper submitted will be subject to two phases of review. Initially the Editor will clarify the general quality and relevance of the paper prior to it being reviewed by at least two individuals who have some familiarity with the subject matter (either the subject matter or methodology adopted). Once these reviews have been completed, the Editor will provide a brief report summarising the findings and outlining the final decision on the paper. This process should take no more than three months.
If the paper has been accepted then the timescales for publication will be provided where possible. In the instance that revisions are requested, individuals are asked to undertake these within a three month period. The Editor will review the updated work in the first instance and may resend it to one of the original reviewers for further comments. A decision will be made as soon as possible however for the purposes of clarity this will be within three months of the resubmission.
An overview of the guidance provided to reviewers will be made available on request.
6. Submissions and enquiries should be emailed to:
Dr Terry Hanley - email@example.com