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Professional School Counseling Journal

Professional School Counseling, the flagship peer-reviewed journal of the school counseling profession, 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 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.  

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

Access issues prior to 2010 here

Nonmembers may purchase a subscription for $121/year for online access. To subscribe, visit this link or call Sage Publishing at (805) 499-9774

Manuscript Submissions
The journal welcomes original manuscripts on school counseling research, practice and issues. Follow these author guidelines when submitting manuscripts. For more tips, watch a webinar for practicing school counselors interested in publishing.

Editorial Review Board
Interested in joining the editorial review board? Prospective reviewers should have a solid background in school counseling and have published articles in a refereed publication. To apply, send your CV and letter of interest to Angela Hickman

Special Issues
Professional School Counseling also publishes special single-topic issues. 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 published in peer-reviewed journals. View a current call for proposals for a special issue.

Earn CEUs
ASCA offers members and journal subscribers the opportunity to earn CEUs for reading journal articles and taking a short online exam about the content. Each article is worth approximately 0.1 CEUs. See the list of available exams under Specialist Trainings and Exams in the online bookstore.