Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Editorial Objectives

The International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring (IJEBCM) is an electronic peer review journal committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics. It publishes empirical research or conceptual analysis of coaching and mentoring across a range of contexts. IJEBCM encourages quantitative and qualitative research together with critical engagement with theory and practice. IJEBCM also publishes informed reviews of coaching or mentoring publications and publishes Oxford Brookes University coaching research conference proceedings in its the Special Issue section.


Each paper is first reviewed by the editors and, if it is judged suitable for this publication, is then sent to at least two independent referees for double-blind peer review. Editors and reviewers evaluate manuscripts without regard to the authors' race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy. Any manuscripts received for review are treated as confidential documents until publication date. Reviewers do not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions associated with the papers. Decisions are based on the paper’s importance, originality and clarity, and the study’s validity and its relevance to the scope of IJEBCM.

Open Access

IJEBCM applies the Creative Commons (CC BY) license to works we publish. This license was developed to facilitate open access – namely, free immediate access to, and unrestricted reuse of, original works of all types. Under this license, authors agree to make articles legally available for reuse, without permission or fees, for virtually any purpose. Anyone may copy, distribute, or reuse these articles, as long as the author and original source are properly cited.


Author(s) retain the rights to the published material and following publication they permit the use of their work under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC-BY 4.0) license.

Articles submitted to the journal should not have been published before in their current or substantially similar form, or be under consideration for publication with another journal.

Authors will thus submit only entirely original works, and will appropriately cite or quote the work of others. Publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work should also be cited.

Authors submitting articles for publication must ensure that the work is not an infringement of any existing copyright. Prior to article submission, authors should obtain permission to use any content that has not been created by them.

March 2017