Academic journal article Journal of Employment Counseling

Editorial

Academic journal article Journal of Employment Counseling

Editorial

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It is hard to believe that I am already beginning the final year of a 3-year term as editor of the Journal of Employment Counseling (JEC). JEC continues to have a very active and dedicated editorial board; several of them have put their name forward for consideration as incoming editor, and a NECA subcommittee will announce a decision very soon. I look forward to supporting the transition in 2012.

Within the past 2 years, we have introduced e-mailed submissions and reviewer feedback, which has facilitated speedier reviews and revisions, resulting in timelier publications. Looking ahead, we will benefit from a new automated system that will further expedite the submission, review, and publication process.

Of course, the most important (and time-consuming) contributions come from our authors. In the past 2 years, we have published articles from authors who originate from four continents, reflecting the increasingly global nature of our work as employment counselors.

In this issue, you will find three articles and, in the In the Field section that we first introduced in December 2009, four book reviews and the NECA Highlights for Program Years 2008-2010. Although this was not intended to be a special themed issue, all of the articles do address stress. Saksvik and Hetland examine how personality influences stress perception. Sangganjanavanich, Lenz, and Cavazoz report on the experiences of international students who choose to stay in the United States postgraduation for their employment search; it is not surprising that this is a stressful time in their lives. …

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