The Journal of Practical Consulting (JPC) is a technical-refereed publication designed to provide an online forum for dialogue, dissemination, exploration, and examination of innovative insights, practical applications, and emerging trends, tools, and techniques in the world of consulting. The multidisciplinary nature of the JPC empowers consulting practitioners, leaders, educators, and other professionals to network across disciplines and gain a well-rounded perspective that promotes success in the consulting environments of today and of the future.

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Call for Papers | Deadline: October 15
Interpreting, expressing, agreeing on and delivering client objectives are crucial in the consulting process and relationship. The coming issue of the JPC will focus on the partnership between the consultant (or coach) and the client in delivering on the client objectives. Case studies are encouraged.

Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts should be submitted in word.doc format through the OJS manuscript system. Please click here to register in the system and submit your manuscript per the instructions provided. Include correct author identifying information on the title page only and remove the author's information in the "tools-options-user information" section. If there are multiple authors, please identify the contact author. Place the title of the manuscript at the top of the abstract page. The submission should contain all tables, figures and references in a single file. Your submission will be acknowledged by return email when assigned to reviewers (usually within one week of receipt). Please include your assurances that the manuscript is original and is not under review at any other journal or magazine.

Please make sure that:

  • Your submission (including references) conforms to APA format as outlined in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition).
  • All text, including references, is double-spaced in Arial or Times New Roman font with one-inch margins.
  • Your title page includes complete contact information for all authors, including mailing addresses, email addresses, phone and fax numbers.
  • Your abstract is 200 words or fewer.
  • Your submission contains only necessary endnotes.
  • There is nothing in your manuscript file other than the title page that identifies the authors. Be sure to erase manuscript "properties" (under FILE in Microsoft Word) prior to submission.
  • The text of your submission, including abstract, body of the paper, and references (but not including title page, tables, and figures), is no longer than 25 pages total.
  • Any prior publication of data featured in the manuscript is explicitly acknowledged either in the manuscript or in the transmittal letter to the editor. Any forthcoming or "in press" articles which use the data should be forwarded to the editor with the submission. Please provide proof of copyright clearance for any previously published materials used in the article such as: photographs, tables, charts, graphics, etc.
  • A brief author's bio for each author noting name, position title, organization and email address.
  • Please submit a Permission to Publish Form signed by each author.

Any questions concerning electronic submission should be directed to the editor at

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To stimulate scholarly debate and a free flow of ideas, the Journal of Practical Consulting is published in electronic format and provides access to all issues free of charge.

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