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Journal of Professional Capital and Community

The Journal of Professional Capital and Community invites submissions on:

• Individualism and collaboration in teaching
• The processes involved in building professional cultures and communities
• Leadership and team building
• Coaching and mentoring
• Collective responsibility and evidence-based transparency.

About the journal

The journal addresses how collaboration evolves over time, how it can become sustainable, what its impact can be on quality of teaching and student outcomes, how it produces and also depends on dynamics of risk and trust, and what relationships it has to other aspects of educational reform and improvement such as school competition, assessment and accountability and curriculum standards.
The journal welcomes and supports contributions from a range of disciplines, and supports a broad spectrum of methodologies including quantitative and qualitative approaches, documentary study, action research and conceptual development.

Author Guidelines

It is important that before submitting you refer to the author guidelines which can be found here.


Submissions to the Journal of Professional Capital and Community are made using ScholarOne Manuscripts, the online submission and peer review system. Registration and access is available at

Full information and guidance on using ScholarOne Manuscripts is available at the Emerald ScholarOne Manuscripts Support Centre: Alternatively, you can contact Andy Hargreaves  (Editor, [email protected]), Mary Bridget Burns (Managing Editor, [email protected]) or Sharon Parkinson (Publisher, [email protected]).


The deadline for full papers to be submitted is 30th November 2016.