Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice Call for Editor-in-Chief Applications

Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice

Applications are invited for the post of Editor-in-Chief for the journal Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice. This post will start in April, 2019 and will be for an initial term of three years.

About the journal
Coaching is an international, peer-reviewed journal with explicit focus on the theory, research and practice of coaching. The journal is dedicated to the advancement of coaching research and practice with an international perspective. The aim of the journal is to create an evidence base to support practitioners, researchers and organisational stakeholders in the field of coaching.

The journal is published twice per year and is affiliated with the Association for Coaching (AC) and the Institute of Coaching (IoC).

Main responsibilities include

  • Solicit, receive and process contributions to the journal through the peer review process via the
  • online submission system ScholarOne Manuscripts™.
  • Appoint Associate Editors and Editorial Board members.
  • Maintain and enhance the journal’s quality and reputation.
  • Work with the publisher and the Editorial Board to develop the editorial strategy and direction of the journal and to serve as ambassador for the journal.
  • Liaison between the Editors, the International Editorial Board, the Association for Coaching, the Institute of Coaching, and Routledge.

Qualifications and experience
Ideally a candidate will have a relevant PhD and/or counselling qualification as well as a breadth of knowledge in the various topics, research methods, and professional issues encompassed by Coaching. Experience with the peer review process associated with scholarly work, and of editorial board membership is highly desirable. Candidates need to demonstrate enthusiasm for continuing to build the publication’s content and reputation; and maintenance of high standards in research. Candidates will have the ability to exercise timely, clear, and fair judgements in difficult decision-making circumstances, as well as excellent organisational skills and a high degree of commitment.

Routledge will provide an annual financial contribution to the expenses incurred by the Editor in fulfilling her/his responsibilities. A detailed list of tasks and responsibilities is available from the Managing Editor.

Please find additional information about the Journal and Publisher here.

Application Procedure

To apply for this post, please submit a copy of your CV and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and your vision for the journal under your Editorship (maximum of 2 sides of A4). Applications should be submitted to: Liz Baker, Managing Editor, Routledge Journals:

The closing date for applications is 31st December 2018. Telephone interviews are likely to take place early January.

All applications will be treated as strictly confidential. Routledge will judge each on its merits without regard to the race, religion, nationality, sex, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the candidate.