Information For Authors

Interested in publishing with JoCE?

We recommend that you review the About the Journal page for the journal's section policies, as well as the Authors Guidance and Manuscript Formats. Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process.

Previous Submissions Policy

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. Any instances of plagiarism will be automatically declined and the said authors will be prevented from resubmitting to the JoCE. The JoCE will accept unpublished dissertations as well as conference summaries/papers that were not previously published in conference proceedings so long as these are revised according to our submission guidelines.

Submissions must arrive before 1 February to be considered for publication in the March edition. 

See the Authors Guidance and Manuscript Formats for more details on the requirements of each paper.

Ethics Statement

JoCE adheres to the Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (Committee on Publication Ethics, COPE, 2011; details are included in the submission preparation checklist below). Our Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement (PEMS) can be found here. Authors will be asked to verify their adherence to these principles upon submission of their work. 

The JoCE allows authors full copyright over their published articles. No payment or copyright fee is required.

Review Process

The Editorial team first reviews all papers submitted to check whether they are appropriate for the journal’s readership and in accordance with the editorial policy and aims of the journal. Following this, the paper is sent to anonymous reviewers for blind review, unless otherwise stated. All papers submitted to the journal must conform to the submission guidelines. Review time is approximately 4 weeks.  

See  Authors Guidance and Manuscript Formats for more details about the review process. 

Submission Guidelines 

Every submission must include a title page as a separate document from the manuscript. The title page should include the title, full names, institutional affiliation, country, e-mail addresses, and contact numbers of the author/s. This single page will be uploaded as a supplementary file in step 4 of the submission process. 

Authors should prepare manuscripts according to APA style and follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (latest edition). Typing instructions and instructions on preparing tables, figures, references, metrics, and abstracts appear in the Manual.

Figures and tables should be placed within the manuscript, Not in an appendix.

If your article is accepted for review, you may be asked to layout the article in the JoCE format. 

The length of articles, excluding appendices and references, should not exceed the word length set for each paper.  We may make exceptions in some cases. 

See Authors Guidance and Manuscript Formats for more details on the requirements of each paper. 


JoCE publishes and welcomes the following papers.


Only the editors or invited special guests will write the editorials.

Research Papers 

We welcome research papers about ethics from coaching and other helping, learning and developmental domains that inform coaching practices and the field of coaching more broadly.

See Authors Guidance and Manuscript Formats for requirements.

Short Reports

This section is reserved for studies that do not meet the criteria for a full study. This includes preliminary works with small sample sizes, or findings that do not meet statistical significance, but have impact nonetheless and warrant being published in an effort to showcase, as well as build, a foundation for future work. 

It is up to the Editor's discretion whether submissions will be accepted as a Short Report or full paper.  

See Authors Guidance and Manuscript Formats for requirements.


We welcome well-researched position or opinion papers that have relevance for ethical perspectives. See Authors Guidance and Manuscript Formats for requirements.

Conference Papers

We welcome summaries that have been presented at conferences on topics related to coaching or other helping professions that inform coaching. See Authors Guidance and Manuscript Formats for details.

Case Studies

We welcome innovative practices and case studies grounded in theory. See Authors Guidance and Manuscript Formats for requirements.


We welcome reviews and introductions of coaching related books. See Authors Guidance and Manuscript Formats for requirements.

Updates, News and Announcements

We welcome researchers/practitioners to introduce themselves, their research interests and make any specific requests for collaboration here. Any organizational updates and/or announcements of a special nature.

The journal will consider for peer-review articles previously available as preprints. Authors may deposit any version of the paper in a preprint server, repository, or archive (e.g., PsyArXiv, OSF). A note on the title page must explicitly state the date and version of the draft deposited (e.g., version submitted for peer review, version accepted for publication). Authors may post a link to the published articles on a personal or institutional or scientific network website (e.g., ResearchGate). Once the paper is published, authors are requested to update any pre-publication versions with a link to the final published article.

Copyright Notice

Manuscripts under review by the journal should not be resubmitted to copyrighted publications. However, by submitting a manuscript, the author(s) retain the rights to the published material. In case of publication they permit the use of their work under a CC BY-NC-ND license [], which allows others to copy, distribute and transmit the work as well as to adapt the work and to make commercial use of it.

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