IJEBCM publishes three issues per year:
Please note there are no fees or charges for authors to submit or publish with IJEBCM.
Papers for publication in the regular issues of the journal should be submitted to email@example.com. Submissions can be made at any time of year. If accepted for publication a submission will appear in the next available issue. If an article is received before 1st August it will be considered for the February issue, if received before 1st February it will be considered for the August issue.
Each paper submitted to our regular issues 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.
The Special Issue is normally the proceedings of the Oxford Brookes Annual Coaching & Mentoring Research Conference, held the previous January. Papers are invited from conference presenters and are reviewed and edited by members of the editorial board.
IJEBCM is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) International Standards for Authors.
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 should submit only entirely original works, and must 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. Please note that submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software TurnItIn Feedback Studio.
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 or where they do not entirely own the copyright.
IJEBCM takes issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. In the event that IJEBCM discovers or is made aware of any allegation of research misconduct or where the authorship of an article is contested the editors will, where appropriate, implement the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) Core Practices by taking the actions indicated in a relevant COPE flowchart. When necessary IJEBCM will take appropriate action including, but not limited to, publishing a correction or retracting the article. If an author voluntarily wishes to issue a retraction, correction, clarification, or apology they should contact the editors.
Authors who wish to challenge a correction, retraction, or other action taken by IJEBCM should contact the editors.
Manuscripts should be prepared following the guidance below. Manuscripts will be returned for amendment prior to review if the guidance has been insufficiently adhered to.
The preferred referencing style of the journal is the 6th edition of APA. References should be arranged alphabetically according to the surname of first author. Book and article titles should be in sentence case, a full stop/period should follow the date in brackets and a colon used between city of publication and the publisher name.
IJEBCM strongly supports the publishing of research data to enhance the academic record, allow the reuse of data, and support research integrity and the validation of research results. The DCC (Digital Curation Centre) offer extensive advice on good Research Data Management practices. Oxford Brookes University offers its institutional repository RADAR for any IJEBCM author to publish the final data set that supports an IJEBCM article where the data can be technically and reasonably accommodated.
Authors wishing to publish research data that supports their submission should notify the editor.
All authors retain copyright without restriction.
IJEBCM is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.
IJEBCM applies the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence to newly published works.
Authors may post the final accepted version of their manuscript (also known as the Author's Accepted Manuscript) to third party repositories if they wish to do so, but as all articles are published with a Creative Commons licence the published version (also known as the Version of Record) may also be posted to third party repositories. It is the preference of IJEBCM that only the published version (Version of Record) is deposited in third party repositories.
Oxford Brookes University commits to the preservation of access to the journal for the lifetime of the RADAR repository and will use the digital archiving service Arkivum for the long term preservation of the content of IJEBCM.