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.

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


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 homepage and clicking on the Journal icon. Members can access special pricing on print copies of the Journal by clicking the link underneath the Journal icon on the member homepage.

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
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ISSN 0020-7284
4 issues per year

Personal Subscription (Online Only): $111.00 USD
Personal Subscription (Print & Online): $127.00 USD

Institution Use (Online Only; 1997-current): $743.00 USD
Institution Use (Print & Online; 1997-current): $826.00 USD

*Local tax and shipping will be added as applicable.

Article Purchase (online only):  $40.00 USD 


The International Journal of Group Psychotherapy uses the ScholarOne Manuscripts website to peer review manuscript submissions. Please read the guide for ScholarOne authors before making a submission. Complete guidelines for preparing and submitting your manuscript to this journal are provided below.

The International Journal of Group Psychotherapy uses CrossCheck™ software to screen papers for unoriginal material. By submitting your paper to the International Journal of Group Psychotherapy you are agreeing to originality checks your paper may undergo during the peer review and production processes.

The International Journal of Group Psychotherapy (IJGP), scholarly journal of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, is a leading source of information for group practitioners, psychotherapists, theorists, and researchers. 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. International Journal of Group Psychotherapy offers:

  • Clinically-focused articles that integrate existing group theory and research with 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
  • 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 video releases relevant to group practice
  • Special issues on such topics as attachment theory in group practice and social justice issues in group work

Incoming Editor: Jill D. Paquin, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA

Associate Editor: M. Nicole Coleman, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, University of Houston, Houston, Texas

Associate Editor: Joseph R. Miles, Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee

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. Jill Paquin, at

All manuscripts must be accompanied by a statement that the current submission has not been previously published or submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material from other sources and are required to sign an agreement for the transfer of the copyright to the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA). As an author, you are required to secure permission if you want to reproduce any figure, table, or extract from the text of another source. This applies to direct reproduction as well as "derivative reproduction" (where you have created a new figure or table which derives substantially from a copyrighted source).

Manuscript Format: The manuscript must be prepared according to the style outlined in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (Sixth Edition, 2010). 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. Regular articles are normally 30 double-spaced pages inclusive of references, figures, and tables. Brief Reports are normally ten pages. All manuscripts should be double-spaced, including the reference list, and have numbered pages.

Articles are expected to advance clinical practice and research in group psychotherapy. 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 accord with the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (Sixth Edition). 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.

Click here to access a quick guide which shows the step by step instructions during the submission process.

Peer Review Process: All manuscripts submitted via ScholarOne go through blind peer review. The author and the reviewer are anonymous to one another; therefore, please remove any author identifying information from your manuscript before submitting online. This insures the quality and integrity of the reviews authors receive. Click here for instructions on blinding your article.

References and Citations: References, citations, and general style of manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the most recent edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

Illustrations: Illustrations submitted (line drawings, halftones, photos, photomicrographs, etc.) should be clean originals or digital files. Digital files are recommended for highest quality reproduction and should follow these guidelines:

  • 300 dpi or higher
  • sized to fit on journal page
  • EPS, TIFF, or PSD format only
  • submitted as separate files, not embedded in text files

Color Reproduction: Color art will be reproduced in color in the online publication at no additional cost to the author. Color illustrations will also be considered for print publication; however, the author will be required to bear the full cost involved in color art reproduction. Please note that color reprints can only be ordered if print reproduction costs are paid. Print Rates: $900 for the first page of color; $450 per page for the next three pages of color. A custom quote will be provided for articles with more than four pages of color. Art not supplied at a minimum of 300 dpi will not be considered for print. All accepted manuscripts, artwork, and photographs become the property of the association.

Tables and Figures:
Tables and figures should not be embedded in the text, but should be included as separate sheets or files. A short descriptive title should appear above each table with a clear legend and any footnotes suitably identified below. All units must be included. Figures should be completely labeled, taking into account necessary size reduction. Captions should be typed, double-spaced, on a separate sheet. All original figures should be clearly marked in pencil on the reverse side with the number, author’s name, and top edge indicated.

Page Proofs:
Proofs are sent to the designated author using Taylor & Francis’ Central Article Tracking System (CATS). They must be carefully checked and returned within the designated time period. If the manuscript is not returned within the allotted time, the editor will proofread the article and it will be printed per the editor's instruction. Only correction of typographical errors is permitted. The author will be charged for additional alterations to text at the proof stage.

Authors for whom we receive a valid email address will be provided an opportunity to purchase reprints of individual articles, or copies of the complete print issue. These authors will also be given complimentary access to their final article on Taylor & Francis Online.

Books for Review--Review copies should be sent to Richard M. Billow, Ph.D., 49 Cedar Drive, Great Neck, NY 11021. Gila Ofer, Ph.D. should be contacted regarding foreign book reviews at


Videos for Review
Review copies should be sent to Leslie Lothstein, Ph.D., ABPP, CGP, 68 South Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06107-2445.

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