International Journal of Group Psychotherapy

The International Journal of Group Psychotherapy (IJGP), official scholarly journal of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, is a leading source of information for group therapists.  Published by Taylor & Francis, its articles and reviews offer insight into the current field of group psychotherapy, including theory, empirical research, practice models, special issues on important topics and reviews of up-to-date research in the field of group psychotherapy.

Incoming Editor: Jill D. Paquin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Graduate Programs in Counseling Psychology, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA

Retiring Editor: Dominick Grundy, Ph.D., CGP, Private Practice, New York, NY           

How to Order the International Journal of Group Psychotherapy 

AGPA members receive online access to the International Journal of Group Psychotherapy free with their membership. Members can access the Journal online by logging into the member portal

If you are not a member of AGPA, you can order the journal directly through Taylor & Francis.  The subscription information is listed below.

Subscription Information
Please click here to order your subscription to the International Journal of Group Psychotherapy.

ISSN 0020-7284
4 issues per year

Personal Subscription (Online Only): $170.00 USD
Personal Subscription (Print & Online): $195.00 USD

Institution Use (Online Only; 1997-current): $1,135.00 USD
Institution Use (Print & Online; 1997-current): $1,384.00 USD

*Local tax and shipping will be added as applicable.


Manuscript Submission: The International Journal of Group Psychotherapy receives all manuscripts submissions electronically via their ScholarOne Manuscripts website located at: This allows for rapid submission of original and revised manuscripts, facilitates reviewing and internal communication among authors, editors and reviewers via a web-based platform. ScholarOne Manuscripts technical support can be accessed via If you have any questions regarding manuscript submission, please contact the journal’s editor, Dr. Cheri Marmarosh, at [email protected].

International Journal of Group Psychotherapy accepts the following types of articles:

Full length manuscripts, Brief reports, Research reviews, Book and Video reviews

The International Journal of Group Psychotherapy (IJGP), scholarly journal of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, is a leading source of information for group therapists. Its articles and reviews offer insight into the current field of group psychotherapy, including theory, empirical research, practice models, special issues on important topics and reviews of up-to-date research in the field of group psychotherapy. Recognized as the leading source of information on group therapy theory, practice, and research, this journal features contributions from foremost experts in the field.

IJGP offers:

  • Clinically-focused articles that integrate existing group theory and research with detailed explication of current group treatment models, process issues, and techniques
  • Original empirical work on topics germane to group practice
  • Personal scholarly narrative on topics germane to group practice that advance our thinking and/or science on a topic and/or generate hypotheses for future research 
  • Systematic reviews of existing clinical and research literatures that keep practitioners and researchers well-informed and up to date
  • Scholarly work that translates or integrates the group psychotherapy literature with other group-oriented literatures (e.g. pedagogy, social psychology, I/O psychology, leadership, etc.)
  • Articles that center topics relevant to historically underrepresented and/or marginalized persons or translate interventions germane to group work with said populations
  • Reviews of current books and videos relevant to group practice
  • Special issues on such topics as rupture and repair in group practice and social justice issues in group work.

Editor: Cheri Marmarosh, PhD, ABPP, CGP, AGPA-F, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology, George Washington University, Washington, DC

Senior Associate Editor: Gianluca, Lo Coco, PhD, Professor at Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy

Associate Editor: Noelle Lefforge, PhD, MHA, ABPP, CGP, AGPA-F, Clinical Associate Professor & PPC Director Professional Psychology, Graduate School of Psychology, University of Denver, Colorado

Associate Editor: Louise Wheeler, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 

Open Access

You have the option to publish open access in this journal via our Open Select publishing program. Publishing open access means that your article will be free to access online immediately on publication, increasing the visibility, readership and impact of your research. Articles published Open Select with Taylor & Francis typically receive 32% more citations* and over 6 times as many downloads** compared to those that are not published Open Select.

Your research funder or your institution may require you to publish your article open access. Visit our Author Services website to find out more about open access policies and how you can comply with these.

You will be asked to pay an article publishing charge (APC) to make your article open access and this cost can often be covered by your institution or funder. Use our APC finder to view the APC for this journal.

Please visit our Author Services website or contact [email protected] if you would like more information about our Open Select Program.

*Citations received up to Jan 31st 2020 for articles published in 2015-2019 in journals listed in Web of Science®.
**Usage in 2017-2019 for articles published in 2015-2019.

Peer Review and Ethics

Taylor & Francis is committed to peer-review integrity and upholding the highest standards of review. Once your paper has been assessed for suitability by the editor, it will then be double blind peer reviewed by independent, anonymous expert referees. Find out more about what to expect during peer review and read our guidance on publishing ethics.

Preparing Your Paper
  • Please include a brief cover letter with your submission. 
  • Should be written with the following elements in the following order: title page; abstract; keywords; main text introduction, method, results, discussion; acknowledgments; declaration of interest statement; references; appendices (as appropriate); table(s) with caption(s) (on individual pages); figures; figure captions (as a list)
  • Full-length articles should contain an unstructured abstract of 125 words or less.
  • Read making your article more discoverable, including information on choosing a title and search engine optimization.
  • The manuscript must be prepared according to the style outlined in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (Seventh Edition). The names, highest degrees, titles, and professional affiliations of the authors, as well as the address and email address of the corresponding author, should appear on the title (first) page of the manuscript. An abstract not to exceed 125 words comprises the second page for regular articles. Regular articles are normally 25 double-spaced pages not including references, figures, and tables. Brief Reports are normally ten pages. All manuscripts should be double-spaced, including the reference list, and have numbered pages. Authors should avoid sexist language and ensure the confidentiality of information concerning their clients/patients, and their groups, by taking reasonable steps to avoid personally identifiable information, and/or by obtaining the consent of these individuals or groups to publish such material in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Please use American spelling style consistently throughout your manuscript.
  • De-identifying your manuscript: If you have cited your own work, make sure you’ve referred to your own references in the third person, e.g., write “Smith and Black (2007) have demonstrated,” not “We have previously demonstrated (Smith & Black, 2007).” (If you’re unable to avoid referring to self-cited work in the first person, then delete the author names, or other identifying information (such as your institution) and replace it with [author(s)] in the text. In the reference list, delete the citation, and use a placeholder [author(s)].) References should be listed in a separate section at the end of the main text. All references in the list should be ordered alphabetically by the first author’s surname.
  • In the case of research manuscripts, investigators must have complied with APA ethical standards of professional conduct in terms of their scientific, educational or professional roles. 

Style Guidelines for Font, Headings, Heading Levels, Tables & Figures

Please refer to these quick style guidelines when preparing your paper, rather than any published articles or a sample copy.

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