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Call for Papers & Invitation for Special Issues

International Journal of
Mentoring and Coaching in Education

Professor Andrew Hobson
Education Research Centre, University of Brighton, UK
[email protected]

Dr Janette Long
Australian Catholic University, Australia
[email protected]

Dr Linda Searby
Auburn University, USA
[email protected]

Having recently increased in issue frequency, the International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education is welcoming article submissions and is also inviting prospective Guest Editors to submit proposals for Special Issues.

Journal Scope
IJMCE publishes cutting edge accounts of empirical research, review papers, theoretical contributions and practitioner papers on mentoring and coaching in educational contexts, including schools, colleges and universities.

Established in 2012 and now in its fourth volume and publishing 4 issues per annum, IJMCE has an internationally renowned Editorial Advisory Board (EAB) and has published some of the most significant recent work on mentoring and coaching in education, written by leading authors in the field from around the world. All submissions are blind reviewed by three independent reviewers from at least two different countries.

Coverage of the journal includes, but is not limited to, studies of mentoring and/or coaching in the context of:

• Pre-service teacher education
• Induction and support for newly and recently qualified teachers
• Teachers’ professional learning and development
• Educational leadership
• Schools, colleges, further and higher education

Recent influential articles include:

Dialogic peer coaching as teacher leadership for professional inquiry
Jennifer Charteris, Dianne Smardon, (2014)

The protégé mentoring mindset: a framework for consideration
Linda J. Searby (2014)

Coaching and mentoring for self-efficacious leadership in schools
Christopher Rhodes, Sarah Fletcher (2013)

Judgementoring and other threats to realizing the potential of school-based mentoring in teacher education
Andrew J. Hobson, Angi Malderez (2013)
Submit a paper
Submissions to IJMCE are made using ScholarOne Manuscripts, the online submission and peer review system. Registration and access is available at
Prospective authors are encouraged to read the following article before finalising and submitting their papers:
Hobson, A.J. (2014) Why manuscripts submitted to an international peer reviewed journal in education are rejected, International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, 3(2), 188-196.

This Commentary is freely available on the IJMCE website at

Submit a proposal for a Special Issue
Proposals for Special Issues should be emailed to the Editor-in-Chief and should include:
• a provisional title, aims and rationale, explaining the distinctive contribution the proposed issue would make to the international field of mentoring and coaching in education;
• a biographical statement for the proposed Guest Editor(s), and information about other planned or potential authors of individual papers.

The Editor-in-Chief will consult the journal’s EAB on whether or not proposals should be accepted. The EAB is keen that all issues of the journal are truly international, with contributors from more than one country.

Review for IJMCE
If you would like to become a reviewer for IJMCE please contact Sophie Barr (Content Editor, [email protected]).

Further information
More information, including author guidelines, is available at:
Or contact Andy Hobson (Editor-in-Chief, [email protected]) or Lizzy Seal (Publisher, [email protected]).