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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Font is Times New Roman 12pt, double line spacing. First page should carry, paper title, author(s) identifications and affiliation(s) with only the email and phone number of the corresponding author. The abstract must not be more than 250 words, (single line spacing, left alignment, no italics, no references, no formula and must be free of plagiarism) and four key words or phrases in alphabetical order, separated by commas.

The body of the manuscript should have the following subsections following best practices in research paper authorship: Abstract, Introduction (Background to the Study,  Statement of the Problem, Purpose or Objective of the Study, Literature Review including Theoretical Framework and Empirical Review, Hypotheses or Research Questions or Both), Method (Participants, Instruments, Procedure, Design and Statistics), Result, Discussion, Implications of the Study, Limitations, Conclusion, Recommendations and References. The references should follow the latest format provided by American Psychological Association (APA). Article submission is by email to the Editor at; acpin.nigeria@gmail.com

Preferred topics include but are not limited to:

Addiction Counselling,

Career Counselling

HIV/AIDS Counselling

 Marriage/Family Counselling

 Mental Health Counselling

 Palliative Care Counselling

 Pastoral Counselling

 Psychological Assessment

 Rehabilitation Counselling

 Relationship Counselling

 Counselling Research

 School Counselling

  Social Advocacy

Empowerment and Youth Counselling

Articles in general psychology and areas like behavioural sciences, cross-cultural studies, addiction science, sexual orientation and population studies with relevance to Counselling, Psychology and Psychotherapy would also be considered for publication.

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