1. Types of Publications
All manuscripts must be grammatically correct English in accordance with ACCS manuscript format guidelines, as follows:
All English manuscripts should be created using MS Word program with a maximum length of 6,000 words. The abstract should be no more than 250 words in length. The manuscript must be in an A4 page format, single-spaced, with margin of 2.5 cm. Texts should be 11 point in size, Times New Roman, and justified on both sides. All headings should aligned in the center in bold letters. All pages should be paginated consecutively, beginning with the title page.
- Articles: Original articles utilizing quantitative or qualitative research methods and providing meaningful insight within the field of counseling and coaching.
- Reviews: Literature reviews of research within the field of counseling and coaching in accordance with ACCR guidelines.
2. Submission Process
All manuscripts for ACCR should be submitted online in the submission page. Please register and log in to ACCR for submissions.
3. Manuscript Preparation
All manuscripts should be submitted using MS Word. It must be double-spaced using 10 point font in Times New Roman for English, and 10 point font in Shinmyungjo (신명조) for Korean. The page layout should be A4 with 3 cm for top margin and 2.5 cm for left and right margins.
Please follow the following guidelines for each manuscript section:
- Title: The title of your manuscript should be concise, specific and relevant.
- Author List and Affiliations : Authors' full first and last names must be provided with complete address information including city, zip code, state/province, and country. The initials of any middle names can be added. At least one author should be designated as corresponding author, and his or her email address and other details should be included at the end of the affiliation section.
- Abstract: The abstract should be a total of about 200 words maximum. The abstract should be a single paragraph and should follow the style of structured abstracts, but without headings: 1) Background: Place the question addressed in a broad context and highlight the purpose of the study; 2) Methods: Describe briefly the main methods or treatments applied. 3) Results: Summarize the article's main findings; and 4) Conclusion: Indicate the main conclusions or interpretations. The abstract should be an objective representation of the article.
- Keywords: Five keywords need to be added after the abstract. We recommend that the keywords are specific to the article, yet reasonably common within the subject discipline.
- Introduction: The introduction should briefly place the study in a broad context and highlight why it is important. It should define the purpose of the work and its significance, including specific hypotheses being tested.
- Methods: They should be described with sufficient detail to allow others to replicate and build on published results.
- Results: Provide a concise and precise description of the experimental results, their interpretation as well as the experimental conclusions that can be drawn.
- Discussion: Authors should discuss the results and how they can be interpreted in perspective of previous studies and of the working hypotheses. The findings and their implications should be discussed in the broadest context possible and limitations of the work highlighted. Future research directions may also be mentioned. This section may be combined with Results.
- Conclusions: This section is not mandatory, but can be added to the manuscript if the discussion is unusually long or complex.
- Acknowledgments: All sources of funding of the study should be disclosed.
- References: References must be numbered in order of appearance in the text (including table captions and figure legends) and listed individually at the end of the manuscript.
In the text, reference numbers should be placed in square brackets [ ], and placed before the punctuation; for example , [1–3] or [1,3]. For embedded citations in the text with pagination, use both parentheses and brackets to indicate the reference number and page numbers; for example  (p. 10). or  (pp. 101–105).
The reference list should include the full title, as recommended by the ACS style guide.
References should be written as follows, depending on the type of work:
- Journal Articles :
1. Author 1, A.B.; Author 2, C.D. Title of the article. Abbreviated Journal Name Year, Volume, page range.
- Books and Book Chapters :
2. Author 1, A.; Author 2, B. Book Title, 3rd ed.; Publisher: Publisher Location, Country, Year; pp. 154–196.
3. Author 1, A.; Author 2, B. Title of the chapter. In Book Title, 2nd ed.; Editor 1, A., Editor 2, B., Eds.; Publisher: Publisher Location, Country, Year; Volume 3, pp. 154–196.
- Unpublished work, submitted work, personal communication :
4. Author 1, A.B.; Author 2, C. Title of Unpublished Work. status (unpublished; manuscript in preparation).
5. Author 1, A.B.; Author 2, C. Title of Unpublished Work. Abbreviated Journal Name stage of publication (under review; accepted; in press).
6. Author 1, A.B. (University, City, State, Country); Author 2, C. (Institute, City, State, Country). Personal communication, Year.
- Conference Proceedings :
7. Author 1, A.B.; Author 2, C.D.; Author 3, E.F. Title of Presentation. In Title of the Collected Work (if available), Proceedings of the Name of the Conference, Location of Conference, Country, Date of Conference; Editor 1, Editor 2, Eds. (if available); Publisher: City, Country, Year (if available); Abstract Number (optional), Pagination (optional).
- Thesis :
8. Author 1, A.B. Title of Thesis. Level of Thesis, Degree-Granting University, Location of University, Date of Completion.
9. Title of Site. Available online: URL (accessed on Day Month Year).
Unlike published works, websites may change over time or disappear, so we encourage you create an archive of the cited website using a service such as WebCite. Archived websites should be cited using the link provided as follows:
10. Title of Site. URL (archived on Day Month Year).
Preparing Figures, Schemes and Tables
-All Figures, Schemes and Tables should be inserted into the main text close to their first citation and must be numbered following their number of appearance (Figure 1, Scheme I, Figure 2, Scheme II, Table 1, etc.).
-All Figures, Schemes and Tables should have a short explanatory title and caption.
Conflict of Interests
Authors must identify and declare any personal circumstances or interest that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of reported research results. If there is no conflict of interest, please state "The authors declare no conflict of interest."
4. Research and Publication Ethics
All authors should follow COPE guidelines to be in line with research and publication ethics.
5. Article Processing Charge
ACCS publishes all its journals in full open access for an unlimited use and reuse of articles, in addition to giving credit to the authors.
Authors pay a one-time Article Processing Charge (APC) to cover the costs of peer review administration and management as well as publishing.
We accept payments in Korean won (W) and US Dollars (USD). Upon acceptance, the corresponding/submitting author will receive an e-mail with the receipt.
Accepted Methods of Payment
- Payment with Credit Card
- Online Payment
Article Processing Charge : 100,000 Korean won
publishing Charge : 200,000 Korean won
Copyright and Licensing
For all articles published in ACCR journals, all authors give full copyright of the research article to ACCR and it may not be reproduced elsewhere without ACCR’s permission.