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Professional School Counseling Journal

Professional School Counseling, the flagship journal of the school counseling profession, is a rigorous peer-reviewed journal that publishes high-quality manuscripts on theory, research and best practices for the profession. Also explored are techniques, materials and ideas to assist school counselors and related practitioners at all levels in their professional development. The journal's foci strengthen the bonds among school counselors and help maintain a shared awareness of the roles, problems and progress of school counseling across various settings and levels.

This award-winning journal is published online throughout the year and is included with membership. The journal is available in a fully searchable database-driven format. ASCA members can read the database-driven version here. Be sure to log in as a member (above right) before clicking the link for access to the journal site. 

Nonmembers may access tables of contents and abstracts or purchase full-text articles here.

Looking for issues prior to 2010? Access them here

Nonmembers may purchase a subscription for $115/year for online access.

To subscribe, send your subscription to:
American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Subscription Office
PO Box 361
Birmingham, AL 35201-0361
(800) 633-4931 or (205) 995-1567 (outside the U.S. and Canada)
Fax: (205) 995-1588
e-mail: asca@ebsco.com

Manuscript Submissions
The journal welcomes original manuscripts on school counseling research, practice and issues. Follow these author guidelines when submitting manuscripts. Watch a webinar for practicing school counselors interested in publishing in Professional School Counseling.

Journal Reviewers
Professional School Counseling journal is always looking for qualified editorial review board members. Prospective reviewers should have a solid background in school counseling and must have a solid track record of articles published in a refereed publication. To apply, send your CV and letter of interest to Angela Hickman

Special Issues
Once or twice a year, Professional School Counseling publishes a special issue revolving around a single topic. If you are interested in developing a special issue for the journal and would like to serve as guest editor for that issue, read the special issue guidelines. Please note, special issue editors must be either associate or full professors and have a solid background of publications in peer-reviewed journals.

CEU Quizzes
ASCA offers members and journal subscribers the opportunity to earn CEUs for reading journal articles and taking a short online quiz about the content. Each article is worth approximately 0.1 CEUs. See the list of available quizzes in the online bookstore.

The journal does not accept advertising.