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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses an Ariel 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions under "Ensuring a Blind Review" have been followed.
  • Assurance that ethical codes of your association have been upheld throughout your research.

Author Guidelines

The Practitioner Scholar: Journal of the International Trauma Training Institute accepts manuscripts concerned with clinical practice, current professional and scientific issues, new techniques and innovative approaches, training, education and research related to counseling, professional and applied psychology, traumatology, and related behavioral sciences. 

Manuscript Submission Requirements:

Only original papers that address the topic areas outlined above are considered for publication and we do not accept simultaneous submissions. The manuscript and references must be formatted by using the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Manuscripts must be double spaced, and approximately 18-30 pages in length using Ariel 12 point font. If a manuscript is more than 30 pages, please contact the editors’ office prior to submission. Authors bear responsibility for the accuracy of all references and quotations and attest to ethical practices as outlined by the American Counseling Association and American Psychological Association codes of ethics. Manuscripts are subject to editorial modification.

Clinicians' Corner Submission Requirements:

This section will publish manuscripts between 10-15 pages in length that focus on insights or interventions appropriate for treatment of specific clients or defined issues. These submissions are not sent for peer review but processed by the journal staff in an expedited process.  Submissions follow the same preparation but should be designated for the Clinicians Corner when submitted. 

Submission Process:

Submit the manuscript to this site after logging in as an author making sure to complete all contact information. Submit the full manuscript including a cover page that notes assurance that you upheld the ethical codes of your association (APA, ACA, etc.) Please include an abstract of no more than 150 words that denotes 5 key words that describe your paper for indexing purposes. Manuscripts undergo a peer review process involving three contributing editors. The reviewers are selected by the editor to review based on their area of expertise (content, methodology, etc). This process takes anywhere from 30-90 days to return. The manuscript will be returned with the comments of each reviewer and one of four designations: Accept, Accept with Satisfactory Revision, Reject with Encouragement to Resubmit, or Reject. Manuscripts being resubmitted after having been returned for revision may be reviewed a second time at the discretion of the editor.

Ensuring a Blind Review:

To ensure the integrity of the blind review of submission to this journal, every effort should be made to prevent the identities of the authors and reviewers from being known to each other.  This involves the authors, editors, and reviewers (who upload documents as part of their review) checking to see if the following steps have been taken with regard to the text and the file properties:

  • The authors of the document have deleted their names from the text, with "Author" and year used in the references and footnotes, instead of the authors' name, article title, etc.
  • With Microsoft Office documents, author identification should also be removed from the properties for the file (see under File in Word), by clicking on the following, beginning with File on the main menu of the Microsoft application: File > Save As > Tools (or Options with a Mac) > Security > Remove personal information from file properties on save > Save.
  • With PDFs, the authors' names should also be removed from Document Properties found under File on Adobe Acrobat's main menu.


Clinicians Corner

This section publishes techniques, hints and updates related to clinical practice.

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