Editorial Perspective: State of the Journal

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The Journal of Professional Counseling, Practice, Theory, and Research (JPC) is a national journal abstracted in EBSCO. The transition to a national journal began in 2005 when the Texas Counseling Association was recognized for the Best Branch Journal Award. Robinson (2005 ) wrote:

Given our goals for The Journal, we will no longer enter this competition. The Journal has become more than a 'branch journal.' Members of our editorial board hail from around the United States, not just Texas. The Journal is abstracted and indexed by EBSCO and, most recently, it has been assigned an ISSN number by the Library of Congress (p. 3).

This past year, we published "The status of crisis preparation in counselor education: A national study and content analysis" by Casey A. Barrio Minton and Cheyenne Peas-Carter. Dr. Barrio Minton was subsequently awarded the ACA Best Practice Award for this study. The quality of publications culminates in JPC articles being cited in other professional works. Thus, publications in JPC have an impact on research in the counseling profession. …