6 career development journals that should be on your radar
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17 academic journals exploring work and career development

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Stay informed about the latest in career development theory and practice with these journals from Canada and around the world. This is not a comprehensive list of journals that would be of interest to career professionals; psychology, education and counselling journals – among others – also publish articles related to career development.

Looking for more counselling-focused research? Check out our article on “Journals to read for the latest in counselling research and practice.”

African Journal of Career Development

The African Journal of Career Development (AJCD) is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal that provides a forum for the dissemination of research relating to career development predominantly in Africa (but also to career development elsewhere in the world).

Asia Pacific Career Development Journal

The APCDJ is an international biannual scholarly journal dedicated to all career development and intervention-related topics, such as career counselling, individual and organizational career development, work and leisure, career education, career coaching and career management.

Australian Journal of Career Development

The AJCD focuses on current theory, practice and policy relating to the career and work education field. It accepts research that is of international interest and increases understanding of the career development of children, adolescents and adults, whatever their setting: school, college/university, business/work, family and the community.

British Journal of Guidance & Counselling

The aim of the British Journal of Guidance & Counselling is to publish work that sets trends and provokes fresh thought and innovation in the practice and understanding of counselling, psychotherapy and career guidance.

Canadian Journal of Career Development
The Canadian Journal of Career Development is an open access peer-reviewed publication of multi-sectoral career-related academic research and best practices from Canada and around the world.
Career Development International

Career Development International provides a platform for research in the areas of careers and development that deals with questions of theories and theory development, as well as with organizational career strategy, policy and practice.

ACCE Journal

The Australian Centre for Career Education Journal features reports, articles, conference information, research stories and reviews of products and programs in career development.

Gender, Work & Organization

Gender, Work & Organization is the first gender equality journal dedicated to gender relations, the organization of gender and the gendering of organizations. It welcomes studies covering issues including the gender pay gap, flexible work, career patterns, women on boards and access to leadership positions.

Indian Journal of Career and Livelihood Planning

The Indian Journal of Career and Livelihood Planning is published by the Indian Association of Career and Livelihood Planning. The Journal responds to the urgent need for models and methods of guidance and counselling that are relevant to the culture and economies of Eastern countries.

IEP (Institute of Employability Professionals) Journal

The IEP Journal exists to encourage the presentation of research and ideas, and thoughtful discussion between employability professionals. The focus is on enabling professionals to become better, well-informed practitioners, offering them reading on research, current policy priorities and operational good practice.

International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance 

The International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance is the professional journal of the IAEVG (International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance). It publishes articles from all countries in relation to career development, career counselling and guidance, career education as well as work and leisuret.

Journal of Career Assessment

Journal of Career Assessment (JCA) provides methodologically sound, empirically based studies focusing on assessment, career development and vocational psychology.

Journal of Career Development

JCD provides professionals in counselling, psychology, education, student personnel, human resources and business management with the most up-to-date concepts, ideas and methodology in career development theory, research and practice.

Journal of Employment Counseling

JEC is the official journal of the National Employment Counseling Association (NECA). It illuminates theory and practice in employment counselling, reports professional experimentation and research, and examines current client vocational problems as well as the professional concerns of counsellors.

Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling (NICEC Journal)

This Journal is published twice a year in partnership with the Career Development Institute. It publishes articles on the broad theme of career development in all contexts.

Journal of Vocational Behavior

The Journal of Vocational Behavior publishes original empirical and theoretical articles that contribute novel insights to the fields of career choice, career development and work adjustment across the lifespan.

The Career Development Quarterly

CDQ is the official journal of the National Career Development Association (NCDA). It invites manuscripts regarding career development, education and counselling for diverse individuals across the lifespan.


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Lindsay Purchase Administrator
Lindsay Purchase is the Editor of CERIC’s CareerWise website and CareerWise Weekly newsletter. She has a background in journalism, having worked previously as a digital editor and reporter. Lindsay is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Global Studies program and Toronto Metropolitan University’s Food Security certificate program.
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Lindsay Purchase is the Editor of CERIC’s CareerWise website and CareerWise Weekly newsletter. She has a background in journalism, having worked previously as a digital editor and reporter. Lindsay is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Global Studies program and Toronto Metropolitan University’s Food Security certificate program.
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