Italian Journal of Research and Intervention
An International Scientific Journal

Scientific Committee: Annamaria Di Fabio (Editor in Chief), Mario Fulcheri (Co-editor), Guido Sarchielli (Co-editor)
Periodicity: february, june, november

Submit a contribution

For publication in the journal Counseling. Giornale Italiano di Ricerca e Applicazioni contributions must be sent as a hard copy and a digital copy (via e-mail too) to: Annamaria Di Fabio, Dipartimento di Scienze della Formazione e Psicologia, via di San Salvi 12, Complesso di San Salvi – Padiglione 26, 50135 Firenze and

Together with this material the authors must send in a signed letter authorizing the publication of the material and guaranteeing the authenticity and uniqueness of the work submitted.

  • Each article will be reviewed by at least two referees (double blind peer review).
  • As far as ethical principles are concerned, the journal adheres to the standards set by the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th Edition).
  • Each article must have:
  1. Author(s) Name(s)
  2. A concise, clear title
  3. Author’s affiliation and address
  4. Author’s e-mail address, telephone number and fax number for correspondence
  5. Abstract (maximum length 120 words)
  6. Key words (from 2 to 6 separated by semi-colons).
  • Instructions for drafting abstracts: the maximum length of the abstract is 120 words.
  • Instructions for drafting articles:

a) the maximum length of the article is 35,000 characters including spaces (including graphs, tables, notes and bibliography);

b) any notes must be marked using progressive numbers and must be of a purely explicative nature (not bibliographical);

c) paragraphs (not numbered, with bold headings) and sub-paragraphs (not numbered, with headings in italics) must be clearly marked leaving: a space between the heading and the start of the relative text; two spaces between the end of one paragraph and the heading of the next;

d) italics, never bold or underlining, must be used to highlight parts of text or foreign words; the terms «counseling» and «counselor», due to their importance within the contributions of this journal, are to be written in plain font and not in italics;

e) citations in the text from works given in the bibliography must be done according to APA (sixth edition) rules, following these examples: (Savickas, 2003), or (Flores, Byars, & Torres, 2002; Fouad et al., 2006; Jordan & Pope, 2001; Munson & Savickas, 1998; Savickas, Taber, & Spokane, 2002);

f) in the bibliography citations are given — according to APA (sixth edition) rules — in alphabetical order of author surname and in chronological order (from the first publication date to the most recent) for works belonging to the same author;

g) depending on the nature of the works cited, the bibliography should be set out as in the following models:

– Journal articles:
Di Fabio, A., & Busoni, L. (2007). Fluid intelligence, personality traits and scholastic success: Empirical evidence in a sample of Italian high school students. Personality and Individual Differences, 43(8), 2095-2104.

– Journal articles in press:
Di Fabio, A. (in press). Intelligence émotionnelle et résistance au changement: Quel- ques résultats empiriques. Revue de Psychologie du Travail et des Organisations.

– Books:
Guichard, J., & Huteau, M. (2001). Psychologie de l’orientation. Paris: Dunod.

– Italian version of a foreign book:
Blustein, D. L. (2009). Una nuova visione della psicologia per il lavoro: La prospettiva inclusiva per il career development, il counseling e le scelte politiche (P. Destro, Trad.). Milano: HOEPLI. (Original edition published in 2006).

–Books «edited by»:
Savickas, M. L., & Walsh, W. B. (Eds.). (2005). Handbook of Vocational Psycho- logy: Theory, Research, and Practice (3rd ed.). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers.

– Presentation at conferences:

Di Fabio, A. (2010, July). Counseling in Italy: Complexity, points of strength, areas of improvements. In A. Di Fabio (Chair). Aspects of Counseling in Europe. Symposium conducted at the 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Melbourne, Australia.

Gati, I., & Davidovitz, S. (2008, March). Career decision-making styles: A multi- dimensional analysis. Paper presented at the International Counseling Psychology Conference, Chicago, USA.

– Contributions in a series or an anthology:

Guichard, J. (2009). Problematiche e sfide dell’orientamento nelle società industriali globalizzate all’inizio del XXI secolo. In A. Di Fabio (Ed.), Career counseling e bilancio di competenze: Prospettive internazionali (pp. 11-28). Firenze: Giunti O.S. Organizzazioni Speciali.