Academic journal article Journal of College Counseling

Editorial Comment: Celebrating 7 Years of JCC

Academic journal article Journal of College Counseling

Editorial Comment: Celebrating 7 Years of JCC

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With the release of this issue, the Journal of College Counseling (JCC) celebrates 7 years of publication. Since its inception in 1998, the goal of JCC has been to meet the diverse needs of college counselors who provide direct services to students. In his first editorial comment, Timothy Smith, previous JCC editor, hoped that JCC would continue to inform the daily practice of counselors as they work to make a difference in the lives of college students. I know that I am not alone in my belief that JCC does play an important role in helping college counselors make a difference on their campuses.

As I reflect on the past 7 years of my involvement with JCC as a reader, author, reviewer, and current editor, I am struck by the impact that this journal has had on my own practice. Along these lines, my goal as editor is to work closely with the editorial review board in emphasizing meeting the needs of a practitioner audience. Because college counselors need research findings that are clear, accessible, and applicable, we encourage the submission of only those manuscripts that contain strong implications for practice.

A second goal is to encourage members of the American College Counseling Association (ACCA) to become involved with JCC. It is clear that the journal cannot remain relevant without the input of readers. There are many ways to participate; for example, members can apply to become ad hoc reviewers, editorial board members, and guest editors of special sections. Furthermore, I strongly encourage ACCA members to submit manuscripts for publication. JCC is an excellent venue through which to share research findings, ideas, and innovations with colleagues. …

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