Authors’ Guides to the Chinese Journal of Guidance and Counselling

The Chinese journal of Guidance and Counselling is published under the auspices of the Chinese Guidance and Counselling Association. The journal releases three issues a year. This academic journal is aimed at promoting the development of research and academic exchange among scholars in the fields of guidance and counselling. Our journal contains conceptual, practical, and research contributions in the following areas:
•    evidenced-based research report on counselling, guidance, and psychology.
•    case study
•    research methods

Formatting and Style for the Manuscripts
All submitted manuscripts should contain a Chinese abstract, the main body of the article, references, and an English abstract. The normal main body of an article consists of four sections, “introduction”, “research method”, “research result”, and “discussion and implication”. The texts should be type-written in horizontal direction and in portrait orientation on A4 pages. Submissions should be made using Microsoft Word 2003 or any newer editions, using 1.5 spacing, 2.54 cm for the top and bottom margins, and 3.17 cm for the left and right margins. Chinese submissions should be no more than 25,000 Chinese words in length, using a font size of 10 and the 新細明體 typeface. English submissions should be no more than 12,000 English words in length, using a font size of 10 and the Times New Roman typeface.
The principle of anonymity should be followed throughout the entire manuscript. Contents of the manuscripts should be arranged and edited in the following orders and formats.
1.  Chinese abstract (up to 500 words in length): contains the title of the file (in font size 20, font-family), text body (in font size 9, font-family, first line aligned to the left), and the keywords (in font size 9, font-family typeface, bolded, listed in order based on the number of strokes the first character of the keywords contains, and total numbers of keywords no more than 5). The Contents of the abstract will contain a research purpose, research methods, research results, and research conclusions. No information about the author’s identity should be included.
2.  Main body: the main body should consist of an introduction, research methods, research results/findings, and discussion and implications. Further illustration regarding the heading systems and seriation; please refer to the Chinese webpage.
3.  Citations, tables and figures, and reference: the manuscripts should follow the JCGC (Journal of Chinese Guidance and Counselling) citation and format style, and the APA (Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed.) style. You can find samples from published articles in our journal for more details and examples.
4.  English abstract (600-800 words in length): the English abstract should contain the English title of the article, main body of the abstract, and keywords. English title should use Times New Roman typeface, font size 14, first letter of all words in capital and all others lower case, except for articles and propositions. All texts are in Times New Roman, font size 12, first line aligned to the left. All keywords should be bolded and listed in alphabetical order. The entire abstract should consist of research purpose, research method, research results/findings, and conclusion. No identification of the author(s) should be included.
5.  Journal of Chinese Guidance and Counselling Formatting and Style Guide

Instructions to Authors
1.  Submissions are welcome anytime during the year. First come first review. 
2.  Manuscripts not in the JCGCA and APA formats will not be taken into the review process.
3.     In order to preserve anonymity in the review process, the contributors should supply the editors with the manuscript,  the contributor’s basic information form, and the copyright authorization form, in separate word files (the latter two are available on the TGCA website). All documents are received through email: [email protected] in electronic copies.

Article for Copyright Authorisation
All authors of a submitted manuscript shall agree to assign all the copyrights of the submitted article to the Taiwan Guidance and Counselling Association. The TGCA has the copyright in and to the material for publication throughout the world, in all forms and media, in Chinese and other languages. It may also assign its rights to any third parties, under this agreement, for further usages including digitalizing, replication, database entry, and product services such as index, internet browse, online downloads, any forms of delivery, and printing. This article is a Non-Exclusive license. The licensors (authors of the original manuscripts) is not excluded from exploiting the intellectual property rights.
Please download the Copyright Authorization Form from the attachments, fill it out and send a scanned copy of it along with your manuscript and other forms when submitting.

Peer Review
All submitted manuscripts will be subject to an anonymous peer review procedure. Papers with conditional acceptance shall be revised by the authors according to the review comments before.

Authors of accepted papers shall pay another $ 2500 NTD for the publication fee, if publication is pursued (applied to those who submitted after September, 2016).  All authors of published articles will receive two free copies of the volume.

The author can withdraw his/her submitted manuscripts at anytime during the submission/reviewing process. In order to complete the withdraw procedure, a withdraw application form needs to be agreed on and signed by the editorial board and all authors. If the manuscript has been placed under-review as the withdrawal is attempted, the submission fee will not be refunded to the authors as a result of compensation. 

Documents for Download

Author’s Basic Information Form (.pdf, .doc, select one)
Copyright Authorization Form (.doc)