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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • This submission has not previously been published and was not sent to the editorial boards of other journals (or the comments for the editor below are necessary explanations).
  • The submission file is a document in Microsoft Word, OpenOffice, or RTF format.
  • Internet links in the text are accompanied by complete correct URLs.
  • The text is typed in the 12th size of the keg with a single line spacing; author's emphasis is highlighted in italics, not underlined (everywhere, except URL address); All illustrations, charts and tables are placed directly in the text, where they should be in content (and not at the end of the document).
  • The text meets the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Authors Guide section "About".

Author Guidelines


License terms: authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a  Creative Commons Attribution License International CC-BY that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. 

If the article is accepted for publication in the journal « » the author must sign an agreement on transfer of copyright. The agreement is sent to the postal (original) or e-mail address (scanned copy) of the journal editions.

By this agreement the author certifies that the submitted material:

  • does not infringe the copyright of other persons or organizations;
  • was not previously published in other publishing houses and has not been submitted for publication in other editions.

The author passes the editorial board of the journal «Psychological counseling and psychotherapy» rights to:

  • publication of the article in Ukrainian (English and Russian) language and distribution of its printed copy;
  • translation of the article into English language (for articles in Ukrainian and Russian language) and distribution of its translated printed copy;
  • distribution of the article electronic copy, as well as electronic copy of the article English translation (for articles in Ukrainian and Russian), via any electronic means (placing on the official web-site of the journal, electronic databases, repositories, etc.) printed copy of the translation.

The author reserves the right without the consent of the editorial board and founders:

  1. Use the materials of the article in whole or in part for educational purposes.
  2. Use the materials of the article in whole or in part to write their own dissertations.
  3. Use the materials of the article for the preparation of abstracts, conference reports, as well as oral presentations.
  4. Place electronic copies of the article (including the final electronic copy downloaded from the official web-site of the journal) to:
  • personal web-resources of all authors (web-sites, web-pages, blogs, etc.);
  • web-resources of institutions where authors work (including electronic institutional repositories);
  • non-commercial web-resources of open access (for example, arXiv.org).

In all cases, the availability of a bibliographic link to an article or hyperlink to its electronic copy on the official website of the journal is compulsory.

Deadline for accepting articles:

No.1 - until December  15

No.2 - until June 15


Publication charges

There are no charges to submit a paper. There are no processing charges.



The undersigned authors* of article manuscript titled ________________________________________________________________________________

on acceptance for publication hereby transfer to the Editorial board and Founders of the Journal “Psychological counseling and psychotherapy” non-exclusive license for the full term of copyright for

  1. Publication of this article.
  2. Distribution of electronic copies for all electronic media and formats (posting on the Journal’s official web-site, any e-print services and electronic databases or repositories). 

While, we keep the rights without Editorial board and Founders of the Journal “Psychological counseling and psychotherapy” authorization to:

  1. Make copies of the Article (all or part) for teaching purposes.
  2. Include the Article (all or part) in a research thesis or dissertation.
  3. Make oral presentation of the Article (all or part) and to include a summary and/or highlights of it in papers distributed at such presentations or in conference proceedings.
  4. Include electronic copies of the Article (including final published Journal format) on:
    1. Personal authors’ web-resources (web-sites, web-pages, blogs, );
    2. Web-resources of the Institutions (including their repositories) where Authors worked when research for the Article was carried out;
    3. Noncommercial web-resources of open access (arXiv.org, and etc.).

In all cases the appropriative bibliographic citation or URL on the official Journal web-site must be included.

The undersigned guarantee that the submitted manuscript:

  1. Does not infringe upon a copyright of any third party.
  2. Was not published in any other journals and has not been submitted for consideration to any other journals.


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                                                                                                     author’s name


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*Signature of the first author only on behalf of all authors is permitted



Requirements for publishing materials in "Psychological counseling and psychotherapy" journal

 The volume of the article: from 10 pages.

Font –Times New Roman. Font size – 11 pt. Page margin – 2,5x2x2x2. Paper Format – A4. The colors in the images must be different for black and white printing. All pictures should be in jpg format.

Before the article please specify: UDK, the title of the article (in capital letters), last names and initials of the author(s), short and accurate summaries (at least 1800 signs) and keywords (at least 5 words) in English and Ukrainian languages.

 It is necessary to use syntactic constructions inherent in the language of business documents, to avoid complex grammatical turns, to use standardized terminology, to avoid little-known terms and symbols. Use of computer programs for translation is prohibited. References should be formatted according to APA  Publication Manual. References have to contain exhausted information to identify the sources and transliteration.


Citation a journal article in APA

APA format structure:
Author, A. (Publication Year). Article title. Periodical Title, Volume(Issue), pp.-pp.

APA format example:
Nevin, A. (1990). The changing of teacher education special education. Teacher Education and Special Education: The Journal of the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children, 13(3-4), 147-148.
Cook, R. D. (1986). Assessment of local influence. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series B, 48, 133-169.

If your reference list has multiple authors with the same last name and initials, include their first name in brackets.

Brooks, G. [Geraldine]. (2005). March. New York, NY: Viking.
Brooks, G. [Gwendolyn]. (1949). Annie Allen. New York, NY: Harper & Brothers.

Notes: When citing a book, keep in mind:
Capitalize the first letter of the first word of the title and any subtitles, as well as the first letter of any proper nouns.
The full title of the book, including any subtitles, should be stated and italicized.

Citating a book in print

APA format structure:
Author, A. (Year of Publication). Title of work. Publisher City, State: Publisher.

APA format example:
Finney, J. (1970). Time and again. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster.

Citating an e-book from an e-reader
E-book is short for “electronic book.” It is a digital version of a book.

APA format structure:
Author, A. (Year of Publication). Title of work [E-Reader Version]. Retrieved from http://xxxx or DOI:xxxx

APA format example:
Eggers, D. (2008). The circle [Kindle Version]. Retrieved from http://www.amazon.com/

Citating a book found in a database

APA format structure:
Author, A. (Year of Publication). Title of work. Retrieved from http://xxxx or DOI:xxxx

APA format example:
Sayre, Rebecca K., Devercelli, A.E., Neuman, M.J., & Wodon, Q. (2015). Investment in early childhood development: Review of the world bank’s recent experience. DOI: 10.1596/978-1-4648-0403-8

Notes: When citing an online book or e-book in APA, keep in mind:
A DOI (digital object identifier) is an assigned number that helps link content to its location on the Internet. It is therefore important, if one is provided, to use it when creating a citation. All DOI numbers begin with a 10 and are separated by a slash.

Citating an E-book found in a Database and Online

APA format structure:
Author’s Last name, F. M. (Year published). Title of work [E-reader version]. http://dx.doi.org/10.xxxx/xxxxxx OR Retrieved from URL

APA format example:

Sayre, R. K., Devercelli, A. E., Neuman, M. J., & Wodon, Q. (2015). Investment in early childhood development: Review of the world bank’s recent experience. https://doi.org/10.1596/978-1-4648-0403-8

Notes: When citing an online book or e-book, keep in mind:

A DOI (digital object identifier) is an assigned number that helps link content to its location on the Internet. It is therefore important, if one is provided, to use it when creating a citation. In place of the x’s in the doi format, place the 10 digit DOI number. Notice that for e-books, publication information is excluded from the citation.

Citating a general website article with an author

APA format structure:
Author, A. (Year, Month Date of Publication). Article title. Retrieved from URL

APA format example:
Simmons, B. (2015, January 9). The tale of two Flaccos. Retrieved from http://grantland.com/the-triangle/the-tale-of-two-flaccos/

Citating a general website article without an author

APA format structure:
Article title. (Year, Month Date of Publication). Retrieved from URL

APA format example:
Teen posed as doctor at West Palm Beach hospital: police. (2015, January 16). Retrieved from http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Teen-Posed-as-Doctor-at-West-Palm-Beach-Hospital-Police-288810831.html


Requirements for the article content are the following:

  • problem statement in general and its connection with important scientific and practical tasks;
  • analysis of recent research and publications, which initiated the solution of this problem;
  • allocation of previously unsettled parts of the general problem to which this article is devoted;
  • formation of the aims of the article (statement of the task);
  • outline of the main research material with a full substantiation of the scientific results obtained;
  • conclusions from this study and prospects for further research in this direction;
  • references in transliteration (literature is issued in accordance with APA Publication Manual.


The electronic version is submitted to the editor in formats *.doc. to e-mail: pcpjournal@karazin.ua

The following information about the author in English: ORCID-ID, E-mail, position and name of the organization, where the author works.


Contacts: #050-603-29-19: Nataliya Barinova 

e-mail:  pcpjournal@karazin.ua

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