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Publishing with the Journal of Professional Capital and Community

Journal of Professional Capital and Community

Publishing with the Journal of Professional Capital and Community

Why publish with Journal of Professional Capital and Community?
The Journal of Professional Capital and Community (JPCC) is an international, professionally refereed, scholarly journal, reflecting the most important ideas and evidence of the nature and impact of interactions and relationships in the education profession, especially in the school sector.

For the first time, in one single place of scholarly research and inquiry, this journal brings together the most influential leading thinkers and emerging scholars on professional cultures, communities and collegiality and how they all contribute to or impede the development of the professional capital in schools and school systems that enhances students’ learning, wellbeing, achievement and engagement.

Useful facts and figures:

  • JPCC has published almost 150 articles authored by experts from practice and academia around the world
  • The journal enjoyed over 30,000 downloads in 2021 from across the globe
  • JPCC is ranked in Clarivate’s ‘Social Science Citation Index’ (with an impact factor of 3.921) and Scopus (2021 Citescore 4.0).
  • Articles published in the journal have gained a lot of attention across social media platforms and news sites with many papers being in the top 5% of the category and with some papers going on to support policy brief documents (Source: Altmetric)
  • Acceptance rate (2021/2022): 29%

What types of articles does JPCC publish?
JPCC publishes a wide range of article types including: Research Papers; Viewpoints; Technical Papers; Conceptual Papers; Case Studies; and Reviews. Articles are typically between 5000 and 7000 words in length.

What can you expect as an Emerald author?
Emerald makes the following promises to its community of over 130,000 practitioner and academic authors:

  • 3 months' access to all Emerald journals with max 40 downloads
  • Provision of author proofs prior to publication in print and online
  • To disseminate your work as quickly as possible: EarlyCite, Emerald's online, pre-publication service enables customers to access and cite journal articles prior to official publication
  • To host and promote a video abstract of your work if you provide us with one
  • To ensure that your work has all the necessary metadata to ensure it can be easily discovered by all relevant search engines, including Google Scholar
  • To protect the scholarly integrity of your work by assuring that the definitive and citable version is permanently accessible: we work with organizations such as LOCKSS and Portico, use CrossRef's DOI system, and deposit your work, as required, in any national archive deriving from the Legal Deposit Libraries Act 2003
  • A huge range of services and resources to help your academic and professional development and help you increase dissemination of your work
  • An efficient and transparent submission system: ScholarOne Manuscripts™ allowing you to track your journal paper through the peer-review process
  • To allow easy, accurate citation of your work: anyone can import Emerald articles straight into EndNote and Reference Manager, and the RefWorks online service
  • Prompt notification of publication details: we will confirm online publication of your article within five working days
  • Updates from Emerald regarding key changes to the availability, downloads or citations of your work
  • Updates on innovations and developments both at Emerald and throughout the publishing world that affect how your work can be disseminated

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