Submission of academic articles, systematic reviews and other research reports which support evidence-based practice are welcomed. The ICPR may also publish conference reports and papers given at the British Psychological Society Special Group in Coaching Psychology (BPS SGCP) conferences relevant to the International Coaching Psychology Community. Book reviews will be also considered.
Papers should normally be no more than 6000 words, although the Co-Editor retain discretion to publish papers beyond this length in cases where the clear and concise expression of the scientific content requires greater length.
This publication operates policy of anonymous peer review. Papers will initially be desk reviewed by the editorial team, to confirm they meet the scope and focus of the journal. At the sole discretion of the editor/s the paper will be sent to two independent reviewers, drawn from an international list of reviewers with the aim of a review within 21 days. The reviewers will not be aware of the identity of the review and any markings, references etc. will be removed from the paper to ensure the anonymity of the author/s. Authors are asked to remove any information about the authors, including self-citations, acknowledgements, affiliations etc. to ensure a blind review. These can be added following the review if the paper is accepted.
Online submission process
All manuscripts must be submitted to the editor by email: Jonathan Passmore
The submission must include the following as separate files:
- Title page consisting of manuscript title, authors’ full names and affiliations, name and address for corresponding author.
- Full manuscript omitting authors’ names and affiliations. Figures and tables can be attached separately if necessary.
- Contributions must be typed in double spacing with wide margins. All sheets must be numbered.
- Tables should be typed in double spacing, each on a separate page with a self-explanatory title. Tables should be comprehensible without reference to the text. They should be placed at the end of the manuscript with their approximate locations indicated in the text.
- Figures can be included at the end of the document or attached as separate files, carefully labelled in initial capital/lower case lettering with symbols in a form consistent with text use. Unnecessary background patterns, lines and shading should be avoided. Captions should be listed on a separate page. The resolution of digital images must be at least 300 dpi.
- For articles containing original scientific research, a structured abstract of up to 250 words should be included with the headings: Inductiontion, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions. Review articles should use these headings: Purpose, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussions, Conclusions.
- Overall, the presentation of papers should conform to the British Psychological Society’s Style Guide. Non-discriminatory language should be used throughout. Spelling should be Anglicised when appropriate. Text should be concise and written for an international readership of applied psychologists. Sensationalist and unsubstantiated views are discouraged. Abbreviations, acronyms and unfamiliar specialist terms should be explained in the text on first use.
- Particular care should be taken to ensure that references are accurate and complete. Give all journal titles in full. Referencing should follow BPS formats. For example:
Billington, T. (2000). Separating, losing and excluding children: Narratives of difference. London: Routledge/Falmer.
Elliott, J.G. (2000). Dynamic assessment in educational contexts: Purpose and promise. In C. Lidz & J.G. Elliott (Eds.), Dynamic assessment: Prevailing models and applications (pp.713–740). New York: J.A.I. Press.
Palmer, S. & Whybrow, A. (2006). The coaching psychology movement and its development within the British Psychological Society. International Coaching Psychology Review 1(1), 5–11.
- SI units must be used for all measurements, rounded off to practical values if appropriate, with the Imperial equivalent in parentheses.
- In normal circumstances, effect size should be incorporated.
- Authors are requested to avoid the use of sexist language.
- Authors are responsible for acquiring written permission to publish lengthy quotations, illustrations, etc. for which they do not own copyright.
These should be limited to 1000 words and may include research studies and theoretical, critical or review comments whose essential contribution can be made briefly. A summary of not more than 50 words should be provided.
BPS Code of Conduct – Code of Conduct, Ethical Principles and Guidelines. Principles of Publishing – Principle of Publishing.
Supplementary data too extensive for publication may be deposited with the British Library Document Supply Centre. Such material includes numerical data, computer programs, fuller details of case studies and experimental techniques. The material should be submitted to the Editor together with the article, for simultaneous refereeing.
PDF page proofs are sent to authors via email for correction of typesetting but not for rewriting or the introduction of new material. Corrections at this stage in production due to errors made by an author may incur a fee payable by the author or their institution.
To protect authors and publications against unauthorised reproduction of articles, The British Psychological Society requires copyright to be assigned to itself as publisher, on the express condition that authors may use their own material at any time without permission. On acceptance of a paper, authors will be requested to sign an appropriate assignment of copyright form.
Checklist of requirements
As a general guide we would expect most papers to include the following sections, and approximate word lengths:
- Abstract (100–200 words – this should include a sentence or two summarising each of the main sections)
- Title page: Including title, author name, author affiliations, full contact details, a brief 25-word maximum bio)
- Full paper (4500–6000 words, double spaced with number pages and anonymised) including:
- Tables, figures, captions and images (suitable for reproduction in black and white)
Systematic Literature Reviews and Meta-Analyses in Coaching
As we look to other fields, there has been a wealth of high quality Randomised Control Trails (RCT) published which have informed the development of evidenced based practice.
In coaching we are still struggling to reach 50 such papers. In other fields, such as medicine or counselling, systematic literature reviews and meta-analysis papers have become common place – in coaching we so far only have four meta-analysis papers and two systemic reviews.
If our desire is to see coaching as an evidenced based discipline, we as a community must work harder in our research using such methods to drive up the quality of research and provide evidence on the value and contribution coaching and supervision can make to individuals and organisations
We welcome a variety of submissions covering topics including:
- Workplace coaching
- Health Coaching
- Team Coaching
- Coaching Supervision
- Leadership Coaching
- Coaching for emotional intelligence
- Gestalt Coaching
- Coaching for weight loss
Submissions should be sent to [email protected]
For informal discussion about your topic area, please contact [email protected]
The deadline for submissions is 30 August 2019.
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