Saturday, March 9, 2013

Call for articles: ALGBTIC

ALGBTIC News, the newsletter of the Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling, is issuing a call for articles.  Authors are invited to submit articles and items that would be of interest to our readership and ALGBTIC members. Information should be current and informative. Submissions that promote research, dialogue and opinion are especially encouraged.All submissions should be sent to the Editors via email as a Microsoft Word attachment. Please be advised that the Editors have the right to edit your submission due to space considerations and/or content issues.   The submission guidelines are below.  Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis, with the next deadline being March 22nd.

Please send your submission to:
Dr. Ryan Hancock, ALGBTIC News Co-Editor
Ms. Arien Muzacz, ALGBTIC News Co-Editor

Disclaimer: Although ALGBTIC News attempts to publish articles and items of interest that are consistent with the mission and goals of ALGBTIC, they do not necessarily reflect the overarching opinions, policies, or priorities of ALGBTIC or ACA.

Guidelines for Newsletter Submissions
1)     All submissions must be electronic, written in Microsoft Word document formats (.doc or .docx) and included as an email attachment.
2)     All submissions must be in 12-pt Times New Roman font with 1” margins.
3)     All submissions must adhere to word limits for article category.
4)     All submissions must include author’s name, degree(s), academic or institutional affiliation, telephone number and email address in a cover email.
5)     Any citations must follow APA Style Manual, 6th Edition, and language should be free of bias in accordance with APA’s style guidelines.
6)     Any articles not adhering to #1-5 above will be returned to the author for revision before review.
7)     We welcome all submissions that would be of interest to our readership and ALGBTIC members. Information should be current and informative. Submissions that promote dialogue and opinion are especially encouraged.

Submission Categories
New and Noteworthy – this category is for upcoming social, political or advocacy current events.  Events may be local, statewide, or national in scope.  Also may include synopses of current news items or media (films, art, music) that may be of interest to our readers. 500 words or less.
State Chapter News – this category is for legislative and scope of practice updates from our state chapter leaders, and for any counseling-related or LGBT-affirmative events that the state wants to publicize.  For example: rallies, benefit walks, legislative action days, etc. 500 words or less.
Fresh off the Presses – this section highlights chapters, books, and articles (peer-reviewed or not) written by ALGBTIC members and student members.  Only 3 publications per member will be included in an issue of the newsletter.  Full citations, please.
Practice Matters – this category is for practicing professional counselors, counseling interns or counseling psychologists to address topics of relevance to practitioners in agency or private practice settings.  Examples include multicultural concerns, insurance involvement in client care, DSM-V impact, ethical issues.  1,000 words or less.
Major Contribution – this category is for academic articles on the theory or practice of counseling or counselor education.  Submissions welcomed from faculty, graduate students, and LGBT scholars and allies. 1,500 words or less.
Difficult Dialogues – this category is for controversial topics of interest or discussions between professionals on two sides of an issue.  For example, medically assisted hormone blockage for trans-identified children. 1,000 words or less.)

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