The professional identity of contributors to the journal of counseling & development: Does it matter?

Stephen G. Weinrach, Kenneth R. Thomas, Fong Chan

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R. K. Goodyear (2000) criticized the methodology and results of a study which demonstrated that during the editorial terms of Goodyear (1984-1990) and Claiborn (1990-1993) there was a trend toward publishing articles written by psychologists as opposed to counselors in the Journal of Counseling & Development (JCD). The issue of journal content goes to the heart of professional identity. The authors assert that professional affiliation of contributors matters less than the content of the articles published in JCD (i.e., articles must "speak" the language of counselors and not the language of some other mental health professional).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)166-170
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Counseling and Development
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Applied Psychology

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