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Letter from the President

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The official publication of the National Association of Forensic Counselors is seeking well written articles for publication pertaining to all areas of:

If you are interested in submitting an article, please refer to the submission guidelines below. All articles submitted that meet submission guidelines go through a double-blind peer review process. Submit your article.

Requirements for Authors:

Guidelines for Submissions:

  1. Articles should be checked for content and style and include references (correct spelling, punctuation, grammar, accuracy and consistency in the citation of figures, tables and references, stylistic uniformity of entries in the reference section, etc.).
  2. Articles must be submitted via email using MSWord or PDF only.
  3. All articles should include a title page consisting of the following: title of article, author’s name, credentials and a brief summary of less that 150 characters.
  4. If an abstract is provided, it should be no longer than 150 words.
  5. Illustration, if applicable (photographs, drawings, diagrams, charts, etc.,) must be numbered in consecutive series. The captions for illustrations should be on the same page as the illustration.
  6. Tables should be numbered and referred to by a number in the text.
  7. References and their text citations should be prepared as the reference style recommended in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (Sixth Edition). Free APA style online tutorials can be found here.
  8. List references alphabetically at the end of the paper and refer them in the text by name and year in parentheses. References should include (in this order): last name and initials of all authors, year published, title of article, name of publication, volume number, and inclusive pages.

These guidelines are subject to change at any time without notice.

For more information, please contact NAFC at 260-426-7234.

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ATTENTION AUTHORS AND READERS: Please read the following carefully:

These guidelines are subject to change at any time without notice. All articles submitted that are illegible, or are not in order and easily understood, will not be published. By submitting an article, you grant The Forensic Professional™, the National Association of Forensic Counselors (NAFC) and its affiliates world-wide, royalty free and non-exclusive license to reproduce, distribute and publish content you submit, in whole or part. However, The Forensic Professional™, NAFC and its affiliates will not resell, attempt to resell, or otherwise convey these rights to any third party. You acknowledge that The Forensic Professional™, NAFC and its affiliates are not responsible for, nor does The Forensic Professional™, NAFC and its affiliates endorse, any article or content therein and makes no guarantee regarding the reliability, accuracy, legitimacy or quality of any such content. You agree that you will bear any and all risk of reliance on the accuracy, validity or legitimacy of such content. Under no circumstances will The Forensic Professional™, NAFC and its affiliates be liable in any way to any person or entity for any content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content that you submit.


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The NAFC was the first to establish post graduate standards, guidelines, and professional responsibility to identify a competent workforce in the mental health, criminal justice, addictions and corrections professions in the very specialized areas of forensic counseling and criminal justice counseling and supervision.


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