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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, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 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.

Author Guidelines

Preparing Your Manuscript

Authors for Acta Counseling and Humanities should carefully prepare their manuscripts in accordance with the following instructions: (1) All manuscripts should be prepared according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association 7th ed. (American Psychological Association [APA], 2019); (2) Manuscripts should be as concise as possible, yet sufficiently detailed to permit adequate communication and critical review; and; (3) Tables and Figures should be used only when essential.

Consult the APA Publication Manual for specific guidelines regarding the format of the manuscript, abstract, citations and references, tables and figures, and other matters of editorial style,

Before you submit the manuscript, please read carefully and following the information: (1) The manuscript was the result of your own works (original – not plagiarism) and never been published in another journal; (2) The full article written in English, and; (3) Manuscript files must be digital format. We suggest for use software Microsoft Office (2010 or above) with extension document (.rtf, .doc, or .docx).

Hard copy submissions are not accepted. For specific information about technically information about the manuscript content, use the Acta Counseling and Humanities Format and Template

The Structure and Format of the Manuscript

Acta Counseling and Humanities Published (1) Articles (Research Article), (2) Review, (3) Letter to Editor, (4) Book Review, and (5) Editorial. The Research Articles on Acta Counseling and Humanities are subdivided into the following general sections: Title, Authors and Affiliation, Abstract, Introduction, Method, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgments, and References.

We encourage authors to pay more attention to the preparation of the manuscript by following APA Style Journal Article Reporting Standards (APA Style JARS).

APA Style Journal Article Reporting Standards (APA Style JARS) are a set of guidelines designed for journal authors, reviewers, and editors to enhance scientific rigor in peer-reviewed journal articles.

APA Style JARS offer guidelines on what information should be included in all manuscript sections for:

1. Quantitative research (JARS–Quant)
2. Qualitative research (JARS–Qual)
3. Mixed Methods research (JARS–Mixed)

Using these standards will make your research clearer and more accurate as well as more transparent for the reader.

The full length of submission manuscript (Research Article) no less than 6000 words; including references, table and figure (Appendix--Exclude). References should be the most recent and pertinent literature. We suggest you to using reference management software.

For another types of article such as review article, or short communication, the structure of the manuscript can be adjusted according to the types of article. However, you still have to consider the following points: (1) It should deliver an understandable message, (2) It should contain adequate, and important information about the article, (3) Generally it should be written to deliver objective and constructive comments on published articles, and (4) They should be brief, and conclusive (approximately 2000 - 4000 words). Download APA Template

Permission Requirements (Other Sources)

Lengthy quotations (generally 400 cumulative words or more from one source) require written permission from the Copyright holder for reproduction. Previously published Tables or Figures that are used in their entirety, in part, or adapted also require written permission from the copyright holder for reproduction. It is the author’s responsibility to secure such permission, and a copy of the publisher’s written permission must be provided to the Editor immediately upon acceptance for publication.


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Information we collect

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How we use the information

We may use personal information collected through our Open Journal System to contact you regarding the content offered by Acta Counseling and Humanities. This is important as our effort to improve your experience with Acta Counseling and Humanities and its partners. Personal information will not be used, or transferred to other parties without your consent; except that we will disclose the information we collect to government or other authorized parties if required by applicable laws and regulations.