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Australian Journal of Career Development

Australian Journal of Career Development

Published in Association with Australian Council for Educational Research

eISSN: 22006974 | ISSN: 10384162 | Current volume: 31 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: 3 Times/Year
The Australian Journal of Career Development publishes research related to all aspects of career behaviour and how it is manifested over the lifespan. AJCD accepts research that is of international interest, and which increases understanding of the career development of children, adolescents, and adults, whatever their setting: school, college/university, business/work, family, and the community.

Submitted research should inform researchers, practitioners, programme developers, and policy-makers, and can include empirical studies based on quantitative and qualitative methodologies, targeted reviews of areas related to career development, papers that advance career development theory, scale development studies, cross-cultural research, intervention and counselling evaluations, and articles that facilitate policy development in the career area.

AJCD will also accept proposals for Special Issues on topics of interest to its readers and which deal with, for example, emerging issues, under-researched areas, or significant topics that merit showcasing. Special issue proposals should be emailed direct to the Editor, Peter Creed, at p.creed@griffith.edu.au.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

The Australian Journal of Career Development publishes research related to all aspects of career behaviour and how it is manifested over the lifespan. AJCD accepts research that is of international interest, and which increases understanding of the career development of children, adolescents, and adults, whatever their setting: school, college/university, business/work, family, and the community. 

This research should inform researchers, practitioners, program developers, and policy-makers. Considered topics and approaches include: 
  • Empirical studies based on quantitative or qualitative methodologies
  • Targeted reviews of areas related to career development
  • Papers that advance career development theory

  • Scale development studies
  • Cross-cultural research 
  • Intervention and counselling evaluations, and
  • Articles that facilitate policy development in the career area. 

AJCD will also accept proposals for Special Issues on topics of interest to its readers and which deal with, for example, emerging issues, under-researched areas, or significant topics that merit showcasing. Special Issue proposals should be emailed direct to the Editor, Annamaria Di Fabio, at annamaria.difabio@unifi.it.
Editor
Annamaria Di Fabio University of Florence, Florence, Italy
Associate Editors
Jean-Luc Bernaud INETOP-CNAM, Paris, France
Maria José Chambel University of Lisbon, Portugal
María Esther García Buades University of the Balearic Islands, Spain
Alessio Gori University of Florence, Italy
Brian Hutchison Walden University, USA
Peter McIlveen University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Brandon Morgan University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Marcelo Afonso Ribeiro University of São Paulo, Brazil
Editorial Board
Carlos María Alcover Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Giulio Arcangeli University of Florence, Italy
Caroline Arnoux-Nicolas University of Paris Nanterre, France
Neal M. Ashkanasy University of Queensland, Australia (organizational behavior)
David L. Blustein Boston College, USA
Jason Brown La Trobe University, Australia
Aysenur Buyukgoze-Kavas Ondokuz Mayis University, Turkey
Marco Cacioppo LUMSA University of Rome, Italy
Antonino Callea University Lumsa of Roma, Italy
Paulo Cardoso University of Évora, Portugal
Stuart Carr Massey University, New Zealand
Sara Cervai University of Trieste, Italy
Charles Chen University of Toronto, Canada
Raysen Cheung City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Rita Chiesa University of Bologna, Italy
Rachel Gali Cinamon Tel Aviv University, Israel
Valérie Cohen-Scali INETOP-CNAM, Paris, France
Michael Collins University of Queensland, Australia
Daniela Converso University of Turin, Italy
Michela Cortini University "G. d'Annunzio" of Chieti, Italy
Giuseppe Craparo Kore University of Enna, Italy
Serena Cubico University of Verona, Italy
Francisco Díaz Bretones University of Granada, Spain
José F. Domene University of Calgary, Canada
Geneviève Fournier University Laval, Canada
Márta Fülöp Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
Vítor Gamboa University of Algarve, Portugal
Itamar Gati The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Marco Giannini University of Florence, Italy
David Glerum Ohio State University, USA
Guendalina Graffigna Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan, Italy
Dina Guglielmi University of Bologna, Italy
Jean Guichard INETOP-CNAM (Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers), Paris, France
Jarrod Haar Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
Alma Hafsi University of Tunis, Tunisia, Africa
Paul J. Hartung Northeast Ohio Medical University, USA
Zhijin Hou Beijing Normal University, China
Kimberly A. S. Howard Boston University, USA
Shi Hu Nanjing Normal University, China
Dragos Iliescu University of Bucharest, Romania
Emanuela Ingusci University of Salento, Italy
Denise Jackson Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia
Maureen E. Kenny Boston College, USA
Uichol Kim Inha University, Korea
Lise Lachance University of Québec à Montréal, Canada
S. Alvin Leung The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Alessandro Lo Presti University of Campania, Italy
Paola Magnano University Kore Enna, Italy
Amelia Manuti University of Bari, Italy
Kobus Maree University of Pretoria, South Africa
Marco Giovanni Mariani University of Bologna, Italy
Col McCowan Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Nicole McDonald CQUniversity Australia, Preston, Victoria, Australia
Mary McMahon University of Queensland, Australia
Francisco J. Medina University of Sevilla, Spain
Mary Beth Medvide Suffolk University, USA
Massimo Miglioretti University of Milano Bicocca, Italy
Francesco Montani University of Bologna, Italy
Elias Mpofu The University of North Texas, USA
Nicola Mucci University of Florence, Italy
Pedro Neves Nova School of Business and Economics, Lisbon, Portugal
Francesco Pace University of Palermo, Italy
Letizia Palazzeschi University of Florence, Italy
Paboussoum Pari University of Lomè, Togo, Africa
Luminita Patras University of Bacelona, Spain
Wendy Patton Queensland University of Technology, Australia
José Maria Peiró University of Valencia, Spain
Harsha Perera University of Southern Queensland, Australia
María del Carmen Pérez Fuentes University of Almeria, Spain
Natalee Popadiuk University of Victoria, Canada
Jacques Pouyaud University of Bordeaux, France
Caterina Primi University of Florence, Italy
José Ramos University of Valencia, Spain
Mark C. Rehfuss Old Dominion University, Norfolk, USA
Mary Sue Richardson New York University, USA
Christine D. Roland-Lévy University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France
Jérôme Rossier University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Andrew Rothwell Loughborough University, UK
Donald Saklofske University of Western Ontario, Canada
André Samson University of Ottawa, Canada
Giuseppe Santisi University of Catania, Italy
Riccardo Sartori University of Verona, Italy
Asta Savaneviciene Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Mark Savickas Northeast Ohio Medical University, USA
Dian Ratna Sawitri Diponegoro University, Semarang, Indonesia
Giuseppe Scaratti University of Bergamo, Italy
Laurent Sovet University of Paris, France
Kyung-Hyun Suh Sahmyook University, Seoul, Korea
Ronald G. Sultana University of Malta, Malta
Gabriela Topa Cantisano UNED, Madrid, Spain
Richard Young University of British Columbia, Canada
Mantak Yuen University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Monica Zaharie Bolyai University, Romania
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  • Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Australian Journal of Career Development

    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/acd to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned. Remember you can log in to the submission site at any time to check on the progress of your paper through the peer review process.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Australian Journal of Career Development will be reviewed.

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere. Please see our guidelines on prior publication and note that Australian Journal of Career Development may accept submissions of papers that have been posted on pre-print servers; please alert the Editorial Office when submitting (contact details are at the end of these guidelines) and include the DOI for the preprint in the designated field in the manuscript submission system. Authors should not post an updated version of their paper on the preprint server while it is being peer reviewed for possible publication in the journal. If the article is accepted for publication, the author may re-use their work according to the journal's author archiving policy. If your paper is accepted, you must include a link on your preprint to the final version of your paper.

    If you have any questions about publishing with SAGE, please visit the SAGE Journal Solutions Portal

    1. What do we publish?
      1.1 Aims & Scope
      1.2 Article types
      1.3 Writing your paper
    2. Editorial policies
      2.1 Peer review policy
      2.2 Authorship
      2.3 Acknowledgements
      2.4 Declaration of conflicting interests
      2.5 Research Data
    3. Publishing policies
      3.1 Publication ethics
      3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
      3.3 Open access and author archiving
    4. Preparing your manuscript
      4.1 Formatting
      4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
      4.3 Supplemental material
      4.4 Reference style
      4.5 English language editing services
      4.6 Title, keywords and abstracts
    5. Submitting your manuscript
      5.1 ORCID
      5.2 Information required for completing your submission
      5.3 Permissions
    6. On acceptance and publication
      6.1 SAGE Production
      6.2 Online First publication
      6.3 Access to your published article
      6.4 Promoting your article
    7. Further information

     

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to Australian Journal of Career Development, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    1.2 Article Types

    Australian Journal of Career Development welcomes the following article types.

    Empirical Research
    These articles report outcomes of empirical studies, which can be based on quantitative and/or qualitative methodology. They should present relevant literature, research questions or hypotheses, and a method, results, and discussion section.

    Reviews and Conceptual Articles
    Review articles typically contain no new empirical data, but collate, synthesise, and critically examine recent advances in the career development area. Conceptual papers address theory building, the development of new methodology, professional issues, and the development and application of interventions.

    Empirical studies, reviews, and conceptual articles should be no longer than 7,500 words, including references, and contain an abstract of 150 words and five key words.

    AJCD will also accept proposals for Special Issues on topics of interest to its readers and which deal with, for example, emerging issues, under-researched areas, or significant topics that merit showcasing. Special Issue proposals should be emailed direct to the Editor, Peter Creed, at annamaria.difabio@unifi.it.

    1.3 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

    1.3.1 Make your article discoverable

    When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

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    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    Australian Journal of Career Development operates a strictly anonymous peer review process in which the reviewer’s name is withheld from the author and, the author’s name from the reviewer. The reviewer may at their own discretion opt to reveal their name to the author in their review but our standard policy practice is for both identities to remain concealed. Each manuscript is reviewed by at least two referees. All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible, and an editorial decision is generally reached within 12 weeks of submission.

    2.2 Authorship

    All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    2.3.1 Third party submissions

    Where an individual who is not listed as an author submits a manuscript on behalf of the author(s), a statement must be included in the Acknowledgements section of the manuscript and in the accompanying cover letter. The statements must:

    •    Disclose this type of editorial assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input 
    •    Identify any entities that paid for this assistance 
    •    Confirm that the listed authors have authorized the submission of their manuscript via third party and approved any statements or declarations, e.g. conflicting interests, funding, etc.

    Where appropriate, SAGE reserves the right to deny consideration to manuscripts submitted by a third party rather than by the authors themselves.

    2.4 Declaration of conflicting interests

    It is the policy of Australian Journal of Career Development to require a declaration of conflicting interests from all authors enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated pages of all published articles.

    Please ensure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of your manuscript, after any acknowledgements and prior to the references. If no conflict exists, please state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’. For guidance on conflict of interest statements, please see the ICMJE recommendations here.

    2.5 Research Data

    The journal is committed to facilitating openness, transparency and reproducibility of research, and has the following research data sharing policy. For more information, including FAQs please visit the SAGE Research Data policy pages.

    Subject to appropriate ethical and legal considerations, authors are encouraged to:

    • share your research data in a relevant public data repository
    • include a data availability statement linking to your data. If it is not possible to share your data, we encourage you to consider using the statement to explain why it cannot be shared.
    • cite this data in your research 

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    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    Australian Journal of Career Development and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.1.2 Prior publication

    If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway.

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    Australian Journal of Career Development offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information on Open Access publishing options at SAGE please visit SAGE Open Access. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE’s Author Archiving and Re-Use Guidelines and Publishing Policies.

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    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission

    4.1 Formatting

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines. 

    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    4.3 Supplemental material

    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files.

    4.4 Reference style

    Australian Journal of Career Development adheres to the APA reference style. View the APA guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    4.5 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

    4.6 Title, keywords and abstract

    You will be asked to supply a title, short title, an abstract and keywords to accompany your article. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting the SAGE Journal Author Gateway for guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

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    5. Submitting your manuscript

    Australian Journal of Career Development is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/acd to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.  For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

    5.1 ORCID

    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized. 

    The collection of ORCID IDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this journal. If you already have an ORCID ID you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID ID will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID ID is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.

    If you do not already have an ORCID ID please follow this link to create one or visit our ORCID homepage to learn more.

    5.2 Information required for completing your submission

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. The affiliation listed in the manuscript should be the institution where the research was conducted. If an author has moved to a new institution since completing the research, the new affiliation can be included in a manuscript note at the end of the paper. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    5.3 Permissions

    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

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    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be made available to the corresponding author via our editing portal SAGE Edit or by email, and corrections should be made directly or notified to us promptly. Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.

    6.2 Online First publication

    Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

    6.3 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.4 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice.

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    7. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Australian Journal of Career Development editorial office as follows:

    Peter Creed, Editor

    Annamaria Di Fabio

    annamaria.difabio@unifi.it.

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