Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling (JARC)

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The Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling (ISSN 0047-2220) is the official publication of the National Rehabilitation Counseling Association (NRCA). The JARC is published quarterly, Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter.
JARC is a journal of opinion and research in professional rehabilitation counseling and addresses the needs of individuals employed in a wide variety of work settings and with wide-ranging professional interests. Manuscripts of direct or practical value to rehabilitation counselors are particularly encouraged. Also welcome are reader comments, book & media reviews, and editorials of significant interest to members of the Association.
NRCA Membership includes a subscription to the JARC. Subscriptions are available to non-members and institutions at the following rates: $100.00 per year for Domestic and $125.00 per year Canadian and Foreign. Single issue copies of the JARC are $20.00 each. Special issue copies are $30.00 each.

JARC is available as an electronic document for members who wish to receive it electronically, rather than as a printed copy. If you would like to receive JARC as an electronic document, please submit a request to the National Rehabilitation Counseling Association office at the following e-mail address: You must request to receive the journal as either (a) a PDF document, or (b) a Word document.

Permissions – Copyright held by NRCA. Permission must be requested in writing for reproducing more than 500 words of Journal material. Send request to the NRCA National Office at Post Office Box 4480, Manassas, VA 20108.
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Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling
Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to Dr. Allen Lewis, Editor, at
Because reviewers have agreed to participate in a masked reviewing system, authors submitting manuscripts are requested to submit a separate cover sheet which shows the title of the manuscript, the authors’ names and their job title or student status, along with employer or institutional affiliations. The cover page should also include authors; postal addresses and telephone numbers, as well as e-mail addresses and fax numbers (if available) for potential use by the editorial office. Footnotes containing information about the authors’ identities or affiliations should be submitted as separate documents.
The first page of the manuscript should omit the authors’ names and affiliations, but should include the title of the manuscript. Every effort should be made to see that the manuscript itself contains no clues to the authors’ identities.
Beginning with submissions received after January 1, 2010, authors should prepare manuscripts according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Manuscripts must be formatted as a Word document (version 2007 or earlier) or as a rich text format document. All manuscripts must include an abstract containing a maximum of 150 words. Formatting instructions (all copy must be double-spaced) and instructions for preparing tables, figures, references, metrics, and abstracts appear in the Publication Manual. Also, all manuscripts must avoid terminology that might imply bias against persons on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, racial or ethnic group, disability, or age.
Manuscripts submitted to the JARC should be concisely written in simple, unambiguous language. They should present materials in logical order, starting with a statement of purpose and progressing through an analysis of evidence to conclusions and implications, with the conclusions clearly related to the evidence presented. Manuscripts failing to meet minimally accepted standards will be returned to authors unreviewed.
APA policy prohibits authors from submitting the same manuscript for concurrent consideration by two or more publications. As JARC is a primary journal that publishes original material only, APA policy also prohibits publication of any manuscript that has already been published in whole or substantial part elsewhere. Authors have an obligation to consult with the Editor concerning prior publication of any data upon which their manuscript depends. Authors bear the full responsibility for the accuracy of references, tables, quotations, figures, and the overall content of the manuscript. The JARC Editorial Office will send the primary author a proof of the edited manuscript for his or her final review.