Submission guidelines

Paper submission

Authors may submit papers to be published in the International Journal of Supervision in Psychotherapy, by sending them to the email addresses: in the .doc format, using the name of the author as file name (e.g. Viscu_Loredana.doc). There is no fee for the publication of manuscripts received.

Papers selected will be double blind peer-reviewed before being published. Both reviewers are external reviewers, specialized in the domain related to the theme of the paper sent for publication, in the field of clinical supervision in different therapeutic orientations, who are invited to participate in the evaluation process. The evaluation criteria used by the reviewers are: the novelty of the subject proposed, the quality of the research presented, the clarity of the data presented, if the subject chosen is appropriate for the journal or not. 

The manuscript should contain the following parts: Abstract, Key words, Introduction, Study (methodology, sample, tools, results and discussions), Conclusions and References.

If the author receives recommendations from the reviewers, before the publication of the paper, it will be published only after recommended modifications are made by the author(s).

The paper will be written in English and will keep the following format:

  • The paper layout is B5 (width 17,6 cm and height 25 cm), with top and bottom margins of 2,2 cm and 1,8 for the left and right margins;
  • The abstract will contain a maximum of 250 words;
  • Key words will be a maximum of 6 words;
  • The maximum length of the paper is 12 pages;
  • The text of the paper will be written in Times New Roman 11 points, titles being in Bold and sub-titles in italics;
  • The title of the paper will be written in Times New Roman 12 points, as the name of the author, affiliation and email;
  • References used will be mentioned in APA Style;
  • Within the text references will be mentioned with numbers (e.g. [1]) and at the end of the paper these will appear in the order they were mentioned in the text. The same author may be mentioned more than once, using the same reference number.

By sending a paper  to the editorial committee of the International Journal of  Supervision in Psychotherapy, the author declares that the paper is an original one and that it contains the description of his/her activity. The author also declares that the paper wasn’t published elsewhere and won’t be published elsewhere once it is accepted by the International Journal of Supervision in Psychotherapy

The author(s) will be entitled to use the material contained in the manuscript sent for publication, without obtaining permission in preparing other articles for publication in scholarly or professional journals, in contributions to symposia, in the author(s)’s course lectures and training  and for presentations or lectures at professional meetings, and may place a summary of the Work online, all provided that the Publisher and the paper are appropriately identified and that such use by the author does not materially interfere with the rights granted to the Publisher hereunder.

Information and ideas used in the paper, that don’t belong to authors, will be underlined by appropriate references. If these are not used, the entire responsibility for the material sent belongs to the author. If the paper is considered to be plagiarism, the paper will be rejected. The papers are checked for plagiarism using the software Plagiarism Detector.

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

International Journal of Supervision in Psychotherapy (IJSP) and the Institute of Psychotherapy, Psychological Counselling and Clinical Supervision.

The International Journal of Supervision in Psychotherapy (IJSP) is published by The Institute of Psychotherapy, Psychological Counselling and Clinical Supervision (IPCS) in collaboration with the Publishing House: Universul Academic, Bucharest. Thus, the IJSP editors, reviewers and authors are to follow the good-practice guidelines on ethical behaviour, referring to the following:

Editors are to:

  • Prove editorial independence and fair play by evaluating manuscripts submitted on the basis of academic characteristics (originality, novelty, clarity, importance etc.) and on the basis of the journal scope;
  • Respect the author’s race, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship, ethnic origin, religious belief, political beliefs and institutional affiliation;
  • Make decisions and publish and edit materials received only on the policies of the journal;
  • Respect the Editor-in-Chief authority over the entire editorial content of the journal and on the timing of publication for the manuscripts selected;
  • Maintain confidentiality and not disclose any information on manuscripts submitted, other than the author, reviewer and editorial advisors if necessary;
  • Restrain from using any unpublished information disclosed in a submitted manuscript for their own research purposes without the authors’ explicit written consent;
  • Recuse from using manuscripts in any way that could become a conflict of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships/connections with any of the authors, companies or institutions connected to the papers;
  •   Make sure that all manuscripts submitted undergo peer-review, by at least two reviewers before being accepted;
  • Editors and members of the IPCS will take any responsive measured needed when ethical concerns are underlined with to a submitted manuscript or published paper.

Reviewers are to:

  • To assist editors in making editorial decisions and support authors in improving manuscripts;
  • Be prompt and keep the deadline for reviewing a manuscript and send a report to notify the author and the editors on the manuscript;
  • Treat each manuscript with confidentiality;
  • Keep objectiveness and formulate clear observations when sending arguments to authors to improve a manuscript, not show criticism;
  • Identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors;
  • Notify the editors if an there is a similarity or an overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other manuscript (published or unpublished) identified;
  • Notify editors if there is a conflict of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies or institutions connected to the manuscript and the work described therein;
  • Review manuscripts with accurateness, objectivity and comprehensiveness.

Authors are to:

  • Present an accurate account of the work performed and the results,
  • Be able to provide the raw data of their study together with the manuscript for editorial review and should be prepared to make the data publicly available if practicable;
  • Be able to take responsibility for the entire content of the manuscript submitted, and if they have used the work and/or words of others, that it has been appropriately cited;
  • Take into consideration that plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is not accepted by IJSP;
  • Not send manuscripts submitted to this publisher, to other publication entities and if information from the manuscript is used in another one, then primary reference must be cited in the secondary publication
  • Be listed as authors only if they are able to take public responsibility for the content, if they made significant contributions to the building, design, execution, data acquisition, or analysis/interpretation of the study, if they drafted the manuscript or revised it;
  • Be listed as corresponding author and take responsibility for the entire communication with the reviewers and the editors;
  • Disclose any conflicts of interest that might influence the results or their interpretation in the manuscript;
  • Ensure that they have properly acknowledged the work of others and should not use information obtained from the review of other papers of from grant applications, unless they have obtained the explicit written permission of the author(s);
  • Participate in the peer review process and cooperate fully by responding promptly to editors’ requests for raw data, clarifications, and proof of ethics approval, client/patient consents and copyright permissions.