International Coaching Psychology Review

International Coaching Psychology Review (ICPR) is an international publication with a focus on the theory, practice and research in the field of coaching psychology.

The ICPR is published by the British Psychological Society Special Group in Coaching Psychology (BPS SGCP) and in association with the Australian Psychological Society Interest Group in Coaching Psychology (APS IGCP).

Scheduled publication frequency:

Twice a year


Coordinating Editors: Jonathan Passmore (UK) and Sandy Gordon (Australia)

Information for contributors

Submission of academic articles, systematic reviews and other research reports which support evidence-based practice are welcomed. The ICPR may also publish conference reports and papers given at the British Psychological Society Special Group in Coaching Psychology (BPS SGCP) and Australian Psychological Society Interest Group in Coaching Psychology (APS IGCP) conferences, notices and items of news relevant to the International Coaching Psychology Community. Case studies and book reviews will be considered. 

Papers should normally be no more than 6000 words, although the Co-Editors retain discretion to publish papers beyond this length in cases where the clear and concise expression of the scientific content requires greater length.

The publication operates a policy of anonymous peer review. Papers will normally be scrutinised and commented on by at least two independent expert referees (in addition to the relevant Co-Editor) although the Co-Editor may process a paper at his or her discretion. The referees will not be aware of the identity of the author. All information about authorship including personal acknowledgements and institutional affiliations should be confined to the title page (and the text should be free of such clues as identifiable self-citations, e.g. ‘In our earlier work…’).

Online submission process
(1) All manuscripts must be submitted to a Co-ordinating Editors by email t
(2) The submission must include the following as separate files:

  • Title page consisting of manuscript title, authors’ full names and affiliations, name and address for corresponding author. 
  • Abstract. 
  • Full manuscript omitting authors’ names and affiliations. Figures and tables can be attached separately if necessary.

Manuscript requirements

  • Contributions must be typed in double spacing with wide margins. All sheets must be numbered. 
  • Tables should be typed in double spacing, each on a separate page with a self-explanatory title. Tables should be comprehensible without reference to the text. They should be placed at the end of the manuscript with their approximate locations indicated in the text. 
  • Figures can be included at the end of the document or attached as separate files, carefully labelled in initial capital/lower case lettering with symbols in a form consistent with text use. Unnecessary background patterns, lines and shading should be avoided. Captions should be listed on a separate page. The resolution of digital images must be at least 300 dpi.
  • For articles containing original scientific research, a structured abstract of up to 250 words should be included with the headings: Objectives, Design, Methods, Results, Conclusions. Review articles should use these headings: Purpose, Methods, Results, Conclusions.
  • Overall, the presentation of papers should conform to the British Psychological Society’s Style Guide. Non-discriminatory language should be used throughout. Spelling should be Anglicised when appropriate. Text should be concise and written for an international readership of applied psychologists. Sensationalist and unsubstantiated views are discouraged. Abbreviations, acronyms and unfamiliar specialist terms should be explained in the text on first use.
  • Particular care should be taken to ensure that references are accurate and complete. Give all journal titles in full. Referencing should follow BPS formats. For example:
    Billington, T. (2000). Separating, losing and excluding children: Narratives of difference. London: Routledge/Falmer.
    Elliott, J.G. (2000). Dynamic assessment in educational contexts: Purpose and promise. In C. Lidz & J.G. Elliott (Eds.), Dynamic assessment: Prevailing models and applications (pp.713–740). New York: J.A.I. Press.
    Palmer, S. & Whybrow, A. (2006). The coaching psychology movement and its development within the British Psychological Society. International Coaching Psychology Review 1(1), 5–11.
  • SI units must be used for all measurements, rounded off to practical values if appropriate, with the Imperial equivalent in parentheses.
  • In normal circumstances, effect size should be incorporated.
  • Authors are requested to avoid the use of sexist language.
  • Authors are responsible for acquiring written permission to publish lengthy quotations, illustrations, etc. for which they do not own copyright.

Brief reports
These should be limited to 1000 words and may include research studies and theoretical, critical or review comments whose essential contribution can be made briefly. A summary of not more than 50 words should be provided.

Publication ethics
BPS Code of Conduct – Code of Conduct, Ethical Principles and Guidelines. Principles of Publishing – Principle of Publishing.

Supplementary data
Supplementary data too extensive for publication may be deposited with the British Library Document Supply Centre. Such material includes numerical data, computer programs, fuller details of case studies and experimental techniques. The material should be submitted to the Editor together with the article, for simultaneous refereeing.

Post acceptance
PDF page proofs are sent to authors via email for correction of typesetting but not for rewriting or the introduction of new material. Corrections at this stage in production due to errors made by an author may incur a fee payable by the author or their institution.

To protect authors and publications against unauthorised reproduction of articles, The British Psychological Society requires copyright to be assigned to itself as publisher, on the express condition that authors may use their own material at any time without permission. On acceptance of a paper, authors will be requested to sign an appropriate assignment of copyright form.

Checklist of requirements

  • Abstract (100–200 words). 
  • Title page (include title, authors’ names, affiliations, full contact details). 
  • Full article text (double-spaced with numbered pages and anonymised). 
  • References (see above). Authors are responsible for bibliographic accuracy and must check every reference in the manuscript and proofread again in the page proofs. 
  • Tables, figures, captions placed at the end of the article or attached as separate files.


Coordinating Editors: 

UK: Jonathan Passmore 
Email: [email protected]

Australia: Sandy Gordon
Email: [email protected]

Single issues and subscriptions

For hard copy subscription please contact Commercial Sales

Email: [email protected], please quote full title of the publication you want to subscribe to. We will require your name and details of the billing and delivery address. 
Telephone: Please call 0116 252 9551 and a member of the sales team will process your order. 

All our prices include delivery to your door. Please note all subscriptions must be pre-paid. 

Single issues are available for purchase in pdf format via the BPS Shop online. For members of the Special Group in Coaching Psychology you can download the International Coaching Psychology Review for free. 

Further information

ISSN: print version: 1750-2764; online version: 2396-8753

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