Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling

Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling

The Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors Ltd. ASORC ® has published the Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling (AJRC) twice per annum since 1995.

The Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling contains original contributions dealing with a broad range of topics in the rehabilitation and disability fields. Topics include rehabilitation counselling, case management, rehabilitation education, rehabilitation administration, job placement, vocational assessment, psychosocial rehabilitation, independent living, transition planning, supported employment, industrial rehabilitation and disability management.

Only original scientific rehabilitation research and development papers (including pilot studies), selected reviews, and special reports are accepted. AJRC welcomes submissions of graduate student research and submissions on new approaches and innovations in the field. The AJRC does not publish Letters to the Editor or other submissions of a more journalistic style.

Cambridge university press (CUP), the publisher of the ASORC journal has informed us that the Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling (AJRC) has been accepted into Scopus. With this inclusion, AJRC can be found more easily, authors can track how their published research article is being used, and the journal will received a ranking that can be compared with other journals. AJRC now stands with Rehabilitation Psychology, Rehabilitation Counselling Bulletin, Journal of Rehabilitation, Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, Disability and Rehabilitation, International Journal of Rehabilitation Research and many others in the Scopus database.

There are many research journals in every field of research, and it can be hard to pick which are the good ones. Many authors look at bibliographic databases to help choose the best journal for their research. The important databases only accept journals after a journal applies for indexation then is independently reviewed as being of quality, so a journal's listing is used as a measure of a journal's importance.

This is an important step forward for our journal, now celebrating it's 20th birthday, and a credit to the skill of the editorial team led by Professor Elias Mpofu

All financial members of ASORC ® are entitled to copies of the Journal published during the time of their membership. Please contact our National Office if you have missed an issue.

The AJRC is published on behalf of ASORC by Cambridge University Press. Abstracts of the articles can be freely viewed and articles may be purchased online. Institutional subscriptions are available.

Journal Editor

Professor Elias Mpofu, Head of the Rehabilitation Counselling Discipline at the University of Sydney is the current journal editor. Professors Fong Chan (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA) and Gregory Murphy (La Trobe University, Australia) are the Associate Editors. For more information visit:

Publishing in the Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling

Manuscripts are accepted for publication review from the international community of scholars in the rehabilitation sciences. Authors from Australia, New Zealand, Oceania and South-East Asia are particularly encouraged to submit manuscripts.

Persons currently undertaking post-graduate studies who are interested in contributing to the Journal and publishing their research throughout Australasia, should contact our Journal Editor.