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The Journal of Counseling Sexology & Sexual Wellness:
Research, Practice, and Education

The Journal of Counseling Sexology & Sexual Wellness: Research, Practice, and Education will publish two issues per year: Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter. 

Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Journal of Counseling Sexology & Sexual Wellness: Research, Practice, and Education provided they own the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).

General Submission Rules

Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Journal of Counseling Sexology & Sexual Wellness: Research, Practice, and Education, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that they will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Journal of Counseling Sexology & Sexual Wellness: Research, Practice, and Education. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Journal of Counseling Sexology & Sexual Wellness: Research, Practice, and Education, please contact the editors.

All manuscripts will undergo double-blind peer review by at least two Editorial Board members. The Journal of Counseling Sexology & Sexual Wellness: Research, Practice, and Education editorial team is committed to ensuring an efficient review process and aims to communicate all initial decisions within 90 days of submission.


The ACSSW Newsletter

The ACSSW Newsletter is published quarterly (Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall).  The newsletter includes information on the activities in ACSSW as well as education/training opportunities and current research/literature focused on sexuality and sexual wellness as it relates to the counseling profession and wider community. Each issue of the ACSSW newsletter is posted on the ACSSW website (www.counselingsexology.com) and also mailed out electronically to the membership. 

ACSSW Newsletter Submissions must be:

  • No more than 1500 words

  • Grounded in peer reviewed research/content

  • Confirm to the most APA standards

  • Concise yet with enough detail to provide clarity

  • May not have been previously published

  • May not be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic) 

 

The ACSSW newsletter is not a peer reviewed journal, but we do have editors who review the submissions for grammatical errors and ensure the article is in keeping with ACSSW principles and guidelines.  The ACSSW newsletter editorial team requires that all authors follow the most current ACA Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

The newsletter supports the use of gender-neutral pronouns, including the singular “they.”

ACSSW Position Statements

The ACSSW Social Justice & Advocacy Committee works with counselors, other divisions, and the American Counseling Association to provide responses to Human Rights violations and make members aware what actions they can take to help.

All ACSSW position statements are reviewed and approved by the ACSSW Board of Directors. 

Handbook for Human Sexuality Counseling: A Sex Positive Approach

The Handbook for Sexuality Counseling is co-edited by ACSSW leaders and the chapters are authored by experts in the field of counseling sexology, many of whom are ACSSW members. 
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