Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development




serves as a critical avenue for scholarship focused on racial, ethnic, cultural, and linguistic concerns.



JMCD Goes Global


We are pleased to report the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development’s global expansion over the past year. The release of Wiley’s 2015 bibliometrics report highlights the global growth of JMCD from 2014 to 2015 as captured by the following highlights (see below). For a full copy of the report, click here


 • “In 2015, 3,629 institutions purchased access to the latest content in Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development via either a Wiley License or a traditional (title-by-title) subscription” (Wiley, 2015, p. 7)


• “[Wiley] philanthropic initiatives extended low-cost or free access to current content to 436 developing world institutions” (Wiley, 2015, p. 7)


• Major JMCD growth in Asia and Europe


• In 2014, 6 institutions in China purchased access to JMCD; in 2015 this number was 120


• In 2014, 1043 institutions in Europe purchased access to JMCD; in 2015 this number was 1,386


• In 2014, 756 institutions in the Rest of the World Category (Mexico, India, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Egypt, Turkey, and Poland) purchased access to JMCD; in 2015 this number was 1,205


• JMCD article downloads by region highlight the journal’s global reach: USA, Australia & New Zealand; Canada, China, Europe, Japan, Rest of the World, and the UK.


To view the full bibliometrics report click HERE


  Annual Report



Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development

Report for March 2015 to March 2016

Submitted March 30, 2016

 Caroline S. Clauss-Ehlers, Ph.D.



Manuscript Data

  • 85 total manuscripts submitted from March 2015 through March 2016
  •  3.5% are currently under the revision process (n=3; Note: This number refers to those manuscripts which have been sent a letter from JMCD stating that revisions were needed prior to making a publication decision)
  •  29.4% are currently being reviewed by the Editorial team (n=25)
  •   4.7%have currently been accepted (n=4)
  • Current acceptance rate= 4.7%
  • Current 5 year Impact Factor =0.432
JMCD Review Information
  • Time to review each manuscript is approximately 6 to 8 months.
  • Manuscripts sent for review undergo a blind review process that requires 2 reviews per manuscript.
  • The Editorial Team consists of:
-1 Editor
-3 Associate Editors
-20 Editorial Board members
-22 Consulting Elders Council Board Members
-1 Emerging Reviewer (currently a second appointment available)
-1 Editorial Assistant


  • The Editorial Assistant is Nathalie Lynn, who is compensated through Rutgers University at $20.00 an hour, up to 16 hours a week.  Upon manuscript submission, the Editorial Assistant serves as the initial reviewer and determines if each manuscript adequately meets JMCD’s submission guidelines.  The Editorial Assistant and Editor collaborate upon each submission and those manuscripts deemed appropriate are sent to editorial board members for review.
  • The Multicultural and Social Justice Competencies: Guidelines for the Counseling Profession were published in the January 2016 issue.
  • The Hearing Our Elders series launched in the January 2016 issue. The inaugural article featured an interview with the Honorable Congressman John Lewis.
  • Interview data from the Hearing our Elders series is being archived (with interviewee permission) at the University of Akron, under the leadership of Dr. David Baker, Center/Museum Executive Director (see
  • The Global Perspective Series was initiated to provide a platform for research and application from an international context.
  • JMCD guidelines were revised to accommodate international submissions. 
  • The Editor facilitated the Pathways to Publication at the 33rd Annual Winter Roundtable Conference at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY.
The JMCD Website

  The JMCD website ( is supported by Rutgers University and was created by Squarespace at no cost to AMCD. Similarly, email addresses for the Editor,  and the Editorial Assistant,  are operated by Google Apps and paid for by Rutgers University at no cost to AMCD. The purpose of housing an independent website and maintaining email addresses for the JMCD editor and editorial assistant is to provide sustainability for the journal. For instance, it ensures that the JMCD website can sustain itself separate from the specific university where the journal is housed.

Social Media

 JMCD has recently expanded their online presence with the social media platform Twitter. The purpose of a social media presence is to engage a new audience as well as share important journal announcements. 


Articles Published in Reverse Order from March 2015 to March 2016

January 2016

 1)Celebrating Our Elders Who Led Us Across the Bridge: A Call to Action for the Academy

 2)Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies: Guidelines for the Counseling Profession

 3)What Values Got to do With it? Thriving Among Mexican/ Mexican American College Students

 4) Attitudes Toward Seeking Professional Counseling Services Among Chinese International Students: Acculturation, Ethnic Identity, and English Proficiency


October 2015

 1)Enhancing Critical Consciousness through a Cross-Cultural Immersion Experience in South Africa

 2)Multiracial and Biracial Individuals: A Content Analysis of Counseling Journals, 1991-1993

 3)Strengthening Cultural Sensitivity in Mental Health Counseling for Deaf Clients

 4)International Doctoral Students in Counselor Education: Coping Strategies in Supervision Training

 5) Reliability and Validity of the Chinese Version of the Solution-Focused Inventory in College Students


July 2015

 1)Language Anxiety and Counseling Self-Efficacy

 2) Competent Counseling for Middle Eastern American Clients: Implications for Trainees

 3)Positive Masculinity Among Latino Men and the Direct and Indirect Effects on Well-Being

 4)Assessing the Impact of a Race-Based Course on Counseling Students: A Quantitative Study

 5) Cultural Competence and School Counselor Training: A Collective Case Study


 April 2015

1) Exploring the Relationships Between Gay Affirmative Practice and Empathy Among Mental Health Professionals

 2)The Relationship Between Racial Identity Status Attitudes and Acculturation Among Chinese and Korean Americans: A Criterion Profile Analysis

 3)Cultural and Cognitive Predictors of Academic Motivation among Mexican American Adolescents: Caution Against Discounting the Impact of Cultural Process

 4) Helping Peers Seek Professional Treatment for Depression among Young South Koreans: An Application of the Theory of Planned Behavior

 5) Counseling Multiple-Heritage Couples