Author Guidelines


Authors intending to submit a manuscript should check whether the manuscript is consistent with the scope of the journal. Manuscripts submitted to CCPR are welcomed in all areas of clinical, counselling, educational assessment, intervention, culture etc.


Please write your manuscript in good English. By and large we accept American spelling but the mixture of both American and British is not acceptable.

Submission and Correspondence ID

Manuscripts should be only submitted via online portal, OJS.
All correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision are shared through OJS.

Article Length/Word limit

The length of an article, including the abstract, text, tables, figures, notes, references, and appendices, should be approximately 3000-5000 words.


  • Include keywords
  • All figures (include relevant captions)
  • All tables (including titles, description, footnotes)

Please ensure the figures and tables included in the single file are placed either next to the relevant text in the article or on separate pages(s) at the end (not a mixture of both).

Further considerations

  • The manuscript has been 'spell checked' and 'grammar checked'
  • All references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa
  • The full form of abbreviations for indexing and abstracting purposes should be presented in the manuscript.

 Submission Declaration

It is CCPR’s editorial policy to welcome submissions for consideration that are original and not under consideration for any other publication at the same time. CCPR follows the HEC Plagiarism policy, which allows similarity of less than 19%.  In case your paper is extracted from your own previously done research work, then also place the following statement in the author’s note:

“I hereby declare that the given paper is extracted from my MPhil/Ph.D. thesis and/or is an extension of my previous research work.

General guidelines

Manuscript should be prepared according to Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th Ed). See APA Formatting booklet and Template APA 7th Style for your guidance. 

The manuscript should be submitted in a single word file.

Publication fee

The journal does not charge any publishing fee.

Title Page

The first page of the manuscript should contain the title of the paper, the name(s) of the author(s), and a footnote giving the current affiliation of the author(s) and any acknowledgments or author’s note.  

Abstract, Keywords, and Classification Codes

All manuscripts must include an abstract containing a maximum of 200-250 words typed on a separate page. After the abstract, please give up to 5 keywords. The abstract should explain the purpose of the research, the primary results, and major conclusions.


A strong introduction engages the reader in the problem of interest and provides a context for the study at hand. In introducing the research concern, the author should provide a clear rationale for why the problem deserves new research, placing the study in the context of current knowledge and prior theoretical and empirical work on the topic.

Literature Review

The author needs to extend the background to the article’s introduction and identify the most relevant previous literature on the topic for positioning the paper and demonstrating its significance. The theoretical or conceptual framework is recommended. In short, this section of the literature review should explain the importance of this research relevant to the contributions and clearly state, the statement of the problem.


This section contains brief descriptions of research type, sampling, population, instruments used, reliability and validity, ethics and data collection and analysis.

Results & Discussion

Results should be clear and concise and systematically presented to justify the conclusion.

Tables and Figures

Tables should be numbered and headed with appropriate concise titles. The title of each table should be clearly expressive of the contents. The source of the tables should be given in a footnote immediately below the line at the bottom of the table.


The original contribution of the manuscript and the discussion of implications of findings should be clearly mentioned in this section. Provide a critical assessment of the limitations of the study and outline possible directions for future research (Future Implications).


CCPR requires all references in APA format. All references used in the text should be listed in the alphabetical order of the authors’ surnames at the end of the text. References should be complete and correct.  A list of all these references needs to present at the very end of the paper under the heading of “References”. Use of DOI is highly encouraged. Write DOI of all the references, if available.

Revised Submissions

Make sure that you have first 'accepted' all changes previously listed in earlier versions under 'track changes, and that all embedded comments or highlighting of the text have likewise been removed. To avoid unnecessary errors, you are strongly advised to use the "spell-check" and "grammar-check" functions of your word processor.


The manuscripts submitted in the CCPR must be original and unpublished. They must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. The authors are solely responsible to acquire permission to reproduce the copyrighted material from other sources, if necessary.


ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher. CCPR requires all the contributing authors and co-authors to provide their ORCID iDs, as they are important for indexing and profiling.