The Journal of Practical Consulting & Coaching (JPCC) is a technical-refereed publication designed to provide an online forum for dialogue, dissemination, exploration, and examination of innovative insights, practical applications, and emerging trends, tools, and techniques in the professions of consulting and coaching. The multidisciplinary nature of the JPCC empowers consulting and coaching practitioners, leaders, educators, and other professionals to network across disciplines and gain a well-rounded perspective that promotes success in the consulting and coaching environments of today and of the future.

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Call for Papers | Deadline: May 20, 2020

The Journal of Practical Consulting & Coaching invites researchers, scholars, and practitioners to submit articles for the upcoming issue. Authors are asked to address current trends in consulting or coaching. It is expected articles will approach content from a biblical perspective, will have a sound reference base, and will offer practical advice to practitioners. Case studies are encouraged. See Writing Guidelines for details.

Please submit articles to the editor at jpc@regent.edu with the subject line: JPCC Article Submission.

Note from the Editors
February 26, 2020

The Journal of Practical Consulting is changing the name and purpose of the journal from Journal of Practical Consulting (JPC) to the Journal of Practical Consulting & Coaching. The revised purpose of the journal is:

The Journal of Practical Consulting & Coaching (JPCC) is a technical-refereed publication designed to provide an online forum for dialogue, dissemination, exploration, and examination of innovative insights, practical applications, and emerging trends, tools, and techniques in the professions of consulting and coaching. The multidisciplinary nature of the JPCC empowers consulting and coaching practitioners, leaders, educators, and other professionals to network across disciplines and gain a well-rounded perspective that promotes success in the consulting and coaching environments of today and of the future.

We are also changing the writing style from APA to Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS). Chicago style aligns more strongly with the professional writing of consultants and coaches and keeps the scholarly approach to the content.

We are keeping the professional blind peer review process for accepting articles.

While editor of the JCP (Diane Wiater), I've chosen to include Coaching articles in most of the issues published over the past several years. It seems right to make the name and purpose change to directly include Coaching. This in no way diminishes the promotion of the Consulting profession.

One drawback in directly adding coaching to the journal name is coaching and consulting are separate and unique professions, and I wouldn't want to give the impression they are the same or interchangeable by sharing the journal. While consulting and coaching share skill sets, the intention and use of those skill sets is much different for each profession. None the less, these are much needed professional partners when talking about individual and organizational improvement, effectiveness, change, and transformation.

The over-arching goal of the JPCC is to give needed academic and practical voice to understanding and promoting the models, practices, and benefits of these advancing professions.

Another change to the JCPP comes in the editorial responsibilities. Joining as editorial partners and bringing their expertise and professional passion are Drs. Kathleen Cabler and Rob Freeborough.

Dr. Cabler Bio

Dr. Cabler serves as a strategic business partner, coach, and change agent, consulting with senior leaders to plan and execute strategic initiatives in support of organizational mission, vision, values and goals. Additionally, she is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Business and Leadership at Regent University where she teaches several courses in the Doctorate of Strategic Leadership Program.

She is an author and skilled practitioner bringing decades of relevant experience used in motivating and helping leaders address organizational concerns and maximize opportunities.

Kathleen Cabler, DSL

Dr. Rob Freeborough is an instructor at Regent University's Organizational Development Consulting program and the Doctor of Strategic Leadership program with emphasis on the Doctorate in Global Consulting. Dr. Freeborough has been teaching in higher education since 2005 in both online and traditional classroom environments. Having started his career as a Civil Engineer, his 24 years of overall leadership and management experience have enabled him to effectively consult with leaders to identify and catalyze growth opportunities through his personal consulting business since 2008. He has a PhD in Organization and Management, a Masters of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). Dr. Freeborough's current research efforts are focused on servant leadership, transformational leadership and consulting in nonprofit organizations.

Rob Freeborough, PhD, MBA, M.DIV., SPHR

We're expecting you will find these changes beneficial and as always, we hope you enjoy the articles in the journal.

Diane M. Wiater, PhD
Kathleen Cabler, DSL
Rob Freeborough, PhD, MBA, M.DIV., SPHR

Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts should be submitted in word.doc format through email to jpc@regent.edu. Include correct author identifying information on the title page only. If there are multiple authors, please identify the contact author. Place the title of the manuscript at the top of the abstract page. The submission should contain all tables, figures and references in a single file. Your submission will be acknowledged by return email. Please include your assurances that the manuscript is original and is not under review at any other journal or magazine.

Please make sure that:

  • Your article content aligns with the Call for Papers.
  • Your submission (including references) conforms to the Chicago Style of writing as formatted in The Chicago Manual of Style (17th edition). (CMOS)
  • All text, including references, is double-spaced in Times New Roman 12 point font with one-inch margins.
  • Your title page includes complete contact information for all authors, including mailing addresses, email addresses, phone numbers.
  • Your abstract is 200 words or fewer.
  • Your submission contains only necessary endnotes.
  • There is nothing in your manuscript file other than the title page that identifies the authors. Be sure to erase manuscript "properties" (under FILE in Microsoft Word) prior to submission.
  • The text of your submission, including abstract and the body of the paper should be between 1500 and 4000 words. References, tables, and figures are not counted in the word count.
  • Any prior publication of data featured in the manuscript is explicitly acknowledged in the manuscript AND the transmittal letter to the editor. Any forthcoming or "in press" articles which use the data should be forwarded to the editor with the submission. Please provide proof of copyright clearance for any previously published materials used in the article such as: photographs, tables, charts, graphics, etc.
  • A brief author's bio (100 words of fewer) for each author noting name, position title, organization and email address is included in the submission.
  • Submit a Permission to Publish Form signed by each author to jpc@regent.edu

Article acceptance notification

Submissions will be screened by a co-editor for appropriateness and alignment with the journal purpose and call and then forwarded to professionals for blind review.

Following the blind peer review, author/s will be notified via email of article status; accepted, provisionally accepted (changes requested), or rejected.

Accepted articles

  • Contact Author is responsible for proofreading and correcting grammar and style infractions for their submission (this may require the author to pay for these professional services).
  • Contact Author is responsible for putting their article into the JPCC template.
  • Contact Author is responsible for ensuring all Permissions needed for the publication have been obtained and submitted to the JPCC editor. Provisionally accepted articles
  • Contact Author will be given recommendations for improvement when notified of status. Contact Author is responsible for implementing changes as requested and resubmitting if desired.
  • Article will not be peer reviewed again once changes are made, but article may be rejected.

Rejected articles

  • If your article is rejected, you will be notified and may submit it at another time. Articles will not be held for review and publication in future issues.

Any questions concerning submission should be directed to the editor at jpc@regent.edu.

As they become available, archived issues of the Journal of Practical Consulting & Coaching (JPCC) (PC) will be posted in this section.

To stimulate scholarly debate and a free flow of ideas, the Journal of Practical Consulting & Coaching (JPCC) is published in electronic format and provides access to all issues free of charge.

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Editors:

Diane M. Wiater, Ph.D.
dianwia@regent.edu

Kathleen Cabler, DSL
kathca3@regent.edu

Rob Freeborough, PhD, MBA, M.DIV., SPHR
rfreeborough@regent.edu

 

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