(2008) ascertained the names of the most commonly used diversity-focused journals, which included CDEMP, HJBS, JBP and JMCD as well as the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.
JMCD publishes articles related to theory, research, and practice pertinent to multicultural and ethnic minority interests in all areas of counseling and human development ("About JMCD," n.d.).
For the current study, HJBS, JBP, and JMCD were investigated over an 18-year period (1990-2007), and CDEMP was investigated over a 13-year period (because publication of this journal commenced in 1995).
The current study consisted of 921 empirical articles published in HJBS, JBP, and JMCD from January 1990 to December 2007 and in CDEMP from January 1995 to December 2007.
Editorial statements in CDEMP, HJBS, JBP, and JMCD propose the adherence to research related to diverse populations.
Specific to JMCD, previous research (Pope-Davis et al., 2001) noted that JMCD articles targeted (in order) African Americans, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, Latino/a/Hispanics, Native Americans, international populations, and Whites.
Finally, in 1996, Leach, Behrens, and Rowe conducted a second follow-up to Ponterotto's content analysis of the JMCD. Ponterotto's original methodology was used by Leach et al., who analyzed the content of volumes that were published between 1990 and 1994 (Vols.
(1996) are useful for understanding the JMCD, those researchers used the same content codes developed by Ponterotto (1986) and may not have fully captured the changes that may have occurred in the journal over the last decade.
The purpose of our study is to provide a comprehensive content analysis of the JMCD, from its beginning in 1985 as the Journal of Non-White Concerns in Personnel and Guidance to its present status as the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development.
Before establishing the coding used for the content analysis, interrater reliability between the three judges was determined using the 1999 volume of the JMCD. The percentage of agreement between judges was satisfactory at 92%.
When these four categories were considered together, they accounted for 54% of the articles published in the JMCD between 1985 and 1999.