The Journal of Professional Capital and Community (JPCC) examines 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. JPCC 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.


Globally-oriented, JPCC examines how professional cultures in educational communities vary across continents, countries and cultures. We are critically reflective. While we attend to the positive aspects of professional interactions and relationships, we also raise critical questions about how professional culture can be manipulated, how professional collaboration can be restricted and misused, and how collegiality can become constrained or contrived.


JPCC 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.


JPCC accepts special issue proposals that align with these aims and scope on a rolling basis.  Please download a copy of this form and use it to generate a special issue proposal. Proposals for special issues are reviewed by the JPCC editorial team in consultation with the JPCC board. 


Additional Details:

If your special issue is approved, you will be designated a guest editor through our online manuscript submission system, ScholarOne. You will manage the submission and review process on ScholarOne.  Our review process involves two blind peer reviews per manuscript. Prior to a manuscript’s acceptance, the JPCC editorial team will conduct a final review for quality and appropriateness. The entire process takes approximately 12 - 18 months to complete.