The Journal of Humanistic Counseling (JHC) has been published for over 50 years, specializing in scholarly and professional presentations of topics of current interest in the counseling profession. Because the association is one of the founding organizations of the American Counseling Association (ACA), we are dedicated to the progress of the counseling profession, believing that the foundation of that profession is humanism. To serve the profession, the JHC Board seeks high-quality, professional manuscripts that address various aspects of humanistic counseling in education, human services, and other organizations. If you are interested in submitting a manuscript, but first want to explore ways to connect your ideas with humanism, please see the article here (.pdf) that presents more detail about what humanism means and how to articulate humanism in your manuscript.
In the 50 year history of this journal, there have been various special topics discussed, such as multiculturalism, social justice, counselor wellness, the philosophy of humanism, and creativity. This commitment to explore the horizons of humanistic counseling lead to five manuscript typologies that we seek to publish: conceptual essays, quantitative research, qualitative research, mixed methods research, or position papers. For each of these types, corresponding manuscript elements that serve as quality indicators have been identified, which you can find here.
The Journal is published three times a year, in the months of April, July, and October. This journal utilizes a blind-review process with at least 2 review board members, an associate editor, and a full review from the journal editor. The review process begins with the initial submission at The Journal of Humanistic Counseling's online submissions page. To read more about requirements for submission, you can access the Author Guidelines.
Once your manuscript is submitted, a disposition will be issued for your manuscript within 90 to 120 days from submission.
2014 subscription rate for institutions is $114 (print only or online only) or $137 (print and online) for 1 year. Current AHC members receive online access back to Volume 1(1), extending to the current issue.
If you have questions about the Journal, you can contact the Editor, Dr. Matthew E. Lemberger-Truelove, at firstname.lastname@example.org.