The NICEC Journal: Aims and Scope
The NICEC journal publishes articles on the broad theme of career development in any context including:
•Career development in the workplace: private and public sector, small, medium and large organisations, private practitioners.
•Career development in education: schools, colleges, universities, adult education, public career services.
•Career development in the community: third age, voluntary, charity, social organisations, independent contexts, public career services.
It is designed to be read by individuals who are involved in career development-related work in a wide range of settings including information, advice, counselling, guidance, advocacy, coaching, mentoring, psychotherapy, education, teaching, training, scholarship, research, consultancy, human resources, management or policy. The journal has a national and international readership.
For a sample article from the Journal, click here.
Subscription And Membership
The Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling (ISSN 2046-1348)is published twice a year (cover price £20 per issue) and can be purchased via an annual subscription (£35 UK or £50 overseas, including postage).
Individuals can also become NICEC Members (price £100 per annum), which includes the journal, free access to a programme of NICEC seminars and network meetings and other benefits.
An application form for Journal subscription and NICEC membership can be found on the ‘Join Us’ page. For more information on journal subscription and NICEC membership please contact Wendy Hirsh at email@example.com
Guidelines for Contributors
Manuscripts are welcomed focusing on any form of scholarship that can be related to the NICEC Statement . This could include, but is not confined to, papers focused on policy, theory-building, professional ethics, values, reflexivity, innovative practice, management issues and/or empirical research. Articles for the journal should be accessible and stimulating to an interested and wide readership across all areas of career development work. Innovative, analytical and/or evaluative contributions from both experienced contributors and first-time writers are welcomed.
Main articles should normally be 3,000 to 3,500 words in length and should be submitted to one of the co-editors by email. Articles longer than 3,500 words can also be accepted by agreement. Shorter papers, opinion pieces or letters are also welcomed for the occasional ‘debate’ section. If submitting in the period May to October, please send to Phil McCash. If submitting in the period November to April, please send to Hazel Reid. In all cases, the co-editor should be contacted prior to submission to discuss the appropriateness of proposed article and receive a copy of the NICEC style guidelines. Final decisions on inclusion are made following full manuscript submission and a process of open peer review.
Co-editors of the Journal
Phil McCash, Career Studies Unit, Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL. firstname.lastname@example.org
Hazel Reid, Centre for Career and Personal Development, Faculty of Education, Canterbury Christ Church University, Salomons, Broomhill Road, Southborough. Kent, TN3 0TG. email@example.com
Anthony Barnes, Claire Nix, Phil McCash and Hazel Reid