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Focus and scope[]

The European Journal of Counselling Theory, Research and Practice (EJC-TRAP) is a peer reviewed journal which publishes articles with a focus on theory, research and practice of counselling and psychotherapy. 

Original research[]

For articles containing original research, a structured abstract of up to 250 words should be included. The main headings should be:

  • Background/Aims/Objectives
  • Methods/Methodology
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusions

Review articles[]

Review articles should use these headings:

  • Purpose,
  • Methods,
  • Results/Findings,
  • Discussion and/or Conclusions.

Brief reports[]

Brief reports are no longer than 1500 words in length. They could be a commentary, discussion, research paper or a previously presented conference poster extended to make it suitable for publication. Brief research papers will be subject to a masked review.

Research & study protocols[]

Research and study protocals can be submitted to this journal for publication prior to undertaking the research. Protocols without ethical approval will be peer reviewed. At the discretion of a Co-editor, protocols with ethics approval may be published without peer review.

The main headings should be:

  • Background/Aims/Objectives
  • Methods/Methodology
  • Intervention
  • Proposed measurements and statistical analysis
  • Discussion
  • Declarations, Funding, Ethics approval

Techniques, interventions and strategies section[]

As an applied journal, we are interested in receiving articles about counselling techniques, interventions and strategies. Articles would normally be between 750-1500 words in length.

Invited papers & keynotes[]

Invited papers and conference keynotes will be reviewed by two editors.

Publisher[]

The journal is published by the National Wellbeing Service Ltd and is sponsored by the European Association for Counselling . Office: National Wellbeing Service Ltd, 156 Westcombe Hill, London, SE3 7DH, United Kingdom.

For more information visit the European Journal of Counselling Theory, Research and Practice website.

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