The Vocational Evaluation and Career Assessment Professionals Journal is the official peer-reviewed publication of VECAP. The purpose of the Journal is to advance knowledge and practices in the fields of vocational evaluation, career assessment, and work adjustment (Scroll down for archives of the VECAP Journal).

The Journal seeks the following types of manuscripts:

 

Research articles (peer reviewed)

Research articles provide new research results related to vocational evaluation, career assessment, or work adjustment. Research articles generally consist of an abstract, introduction, methods, results, discussion, and references. Quantitative (e.g. statistical analysis of original or secondary data), qualitative (focus groups, interviews, or similar), and mix methods projects are welcome.

 

Review articles (peer reviewed)

Review articles assemble many different articles on a specific subject into an articulate narrative about vocational evaluation, career assessment, or work adjustment.

 

Case studies

Case studies is a report of a single case/client. This is a popular form of manuscript among practitioners of vocational evaluation, career assessment, work adjustment, and related fields. Case studies typically draw from the author’s experience with cases/clients that are deemed interesting or unusual. Case studies must provide sufficient references.

 

Test, book, or work sample reviews (peer reviewed)

A test, book, or work sample review provides a detailed description and analysis of a standardized test, work sample, or book utilized in vocational evaluation, career assessment, work adjustment, and related fields. Test reviews must be prepared using the test review form: Test reviews should be prepared using this form http://vecap.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/vecap_test_review_form.doc

 

Policy briefs (up to 3,500, peer reviewed)

A policy brief is an analysis of a proposed, new, or existing policy that focuses on the background of a policy issue, the details of the policy, and its real or predicted impact.

 

Reactions (up to 3,500 words, not peer reviewed)

Reaction articles are opinions on content published in the journal. If a reaction is found acceptable, a copy will be sent to the author of the original article and the author of the original article will have an opportunity to provide a response, with new material, that will be considered for publication along with the reaction article.

 

Brief Reports (peer reviewed)

Brief reports describe interesting new ideas or innovations in vocational evaluation, career assessment, work adjustment, or related fields, works in progress, or concise reports of small pilot research studies that are not sufficiently developed to be published as research articles

 

VECAP Journal Author Agreement

By submitting the manuscript, author(s):

  • Agree to obtain written permission and pay fees for materials (e.g., tables, charts, art work) from other source(s) that are included in the manuscript.

  • Confirm the manuscript is not published in or submitted for publication to another periodical.

  • Agree that the copyright for the article is transferred to the publisher if and when the article is accepted for publication. The copyright covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article without permission in writing from the author(s). Rights to reproduce and distribute include reprints, photographic reproduction, microform, electronic, and any other means. Permission to use or distribute articles should be requested from the Editor.

  • Confirm that the work was completed in compliance with all relevant ethical and professional standards (e.g., no gift authorship, no fabrication of results, ect).

  • Confirms that the manuscript meets submission standards

 

Submission Procedures

Each manuscript must be prepared according to the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) including a cover page, abstract, and keywords. Prior to submitting, if you would like resources regarding APA formatting, please contact Amanda McCarthy, editor-in-chief at amccarthy@niu.edu.

 

Manuscripts must be submitted electronically in MS Word to vecapoffice@gmail.com and amccarthy@niu.edu   In your e-mail, please confirm that author(s) agree with the VECAP Journal Author Agreement

 

For information on the status of your manuscript or questions about the Journal please contact Amanda McCarthy, Co-Editor/Editor-in-Chief, amccarthy@niu.edu

Archived Journals (most recent listed first)

  • VECAP 2021, Volume 16, Number 2

  • VECAP 2021, Volume 16, Number 1

  • VECAP 2020, Volume 15, Number 2  

 

  • VECAP 2020, Volume 15, Number 1

  • VECAP 2019, Volume 14, Number 1

  • VECAP 2018, Volume 13, Number 2

  • VECAP 2018, Volume 13, Number 1

  • VECAP 2016, Volume 11, Number 2

  • VECAP 2016, Volume 11, Number 1

  • VECAP 2015, Special Issue 

  • VECAP 2015 Volume 10, Number 1

  • VECAP 2014 Volume 9, Number 2

  • VECAP 2013, Volume 9, Number 1 

  • VECAP 2012, Volume 8, Number 2

  • VECAP 2011, Volume 7, Number 2

  • VECAP 2011, Volume 7, Number 1

                    (Special Issue)

  • VECAP 2010, Volume 6, Number 2

  • VECAP 2010, Volume 6, Number 1

  • VECAP 2007, Volume 4, Number 1