ACA's Journal of Counseling & Development and Division Journals are Going Electronic in 2012

By Bonny Gaston and Jerry Trusty


American Counseling AssociationACA is pleased to announce a new ACA and ACA Division member benefit:  Electronic access to ACA published journals through the Wiley Online Library beginning March 2012! All current members will automatically receive access to the online version of the journal(s) they receive now and can look forward to:


  • A one-stop site, the ACA Gateway, that contains links to all ten journals and includes ACA news and events

  • Easy access to the full digital archives from Volume 1, Issue 1 forward—including all research published in eight journals that have never been online before

  • Customizable content alerting via e-mail and RSS newsfeeds send you the most recent tables of contents and keep you abreast of citations and updates to your saved searches

  • Quick links to related articles through a “more like this” feature

  • Links to and from ACA’s Twitter and Facebook sites to journal homepages

  • Good news for ACA and ACA Division members who publish in the journals! Content is accessible to/discoverable by anyone with a computer—greatly expanding each journals’ reading universe.


Publications Becoming Electronic:

Journal of Counseling & Development


Career Development Quarterly coverThe Career Development Quarterly

Counseling and Values

Counselor Education and Supervision

Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling

Journal of College Counseling

Journal of Employment Counseling

The Journal of Humanistic Counseling

Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development


Online Access vs Print

Get all of the above benefits and go green too! By relinquishing your print subscriptions for online-only access, you’ll decrease your carbon footprint without missing any of the premier articles and research you’ve come to value.


If you wish to continue receiving print copies of the journals you currently receive, please log in to the members-only section of the ACA website, www.counseling.org. Enter your username and password. Once logged in first select “Manage Your Membership,” then “Communication Options and Professional Information,” and then proceed to check the box “I wish to receive journals by mail.” If you do not know your username and password, please contact ACA Member Services at 800-347-6647, ext. 222 (M-F, 8 am – 6 pm, ET), or email membership@counseling.org.


NCDA members wishing to access the Career Development Quarterly online can visit the MyNCDA section of the website and enter their member login beginning in March 2012. Non-members will be instructed to visit the Membership webpage to view all the benefits of membership. Instructions for obtaining print versions (with a nominal cost to cover postage/handling) will be posted.



Bonny Gaston is the Production Manager for the American Counseling Association, email membership@counseling.org


Jerry Trusty, Ph.D., is the Editor of the Career Development Quarterly. He can be reached at jgt3@psu.edu

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