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Revitalizing Endangered Languages

Edited by Justyna Olko & Julia Sallabank

Revitalizing Endangered Languages "This guidebook provides ideas and strategies, as well as some background, to help with the effective revitalization of endangered languages. It covers a broad scope of themes including effective planning, benefits, wellbeing, economic aspects, attitudes and ideologies."

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Journal Information

Title: Coaching | Theory & Practice
Publisher: Springer Nature
Description: The journal Coaching | Theory & Practice offers a theoretically and empirically sound evidence-based perspective on the personal and professional development format “coaching”. The journal thereby responds to an increasing societal demand for coaching in a personal and professional context and contributes to the professionalization and theoretical legitimation of the field. Coaching is defined as a process-oriented development format of its own, which principally addresses professional concerns as found, for instance, in executive or business coaching. However, also other foci, such as health coaching or the coaching of writing processes, are included in this definition. Additionally, digital formats, e-coaching and virtual spaces play an increasingly important role apart from face-to-face coaching consultations.

As the title suggests, the journal reflects the dynamic developments and interplay between research and practice in the context of coaching. Its aim is to build a bridge by fostering evidence-base and practice-oriented quality control and by encouraging continuous exchange between theory and practice. Articles published in Coaching | Theory & Practice are, thus, not only of interest to scholars (researchers, (junior) scientists, professors, instructors, students) but also to practitioners (coaches, coordinators of coaching programs and trainings, HR experts), who want to engage with the latest scientific findings and advancements.

Though originally situated in the field of occupational and organizational psychology, the journal is open to contributions from all disciplines, which theoretically and/or empirically engage with coaching. Apart from psychology, this includes disciplines such as linguistics, economics, pedagogy, sociology, etc. The journal is open to disciplinary, but also inter- and transdisciplinary research on coaching in order to honour the complexity of the subject matter and the requirements in practice. The aim is to further establish coaching as a research field, to differentiate it from other helping professional formats and to feed the research findings back into coaching practice.

In terms of methodologies, Coaching | Theory & Practice offers a platform for quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods approaches alike and publishes high-quality original articles concerned with basic or applied research as well as theoretical discussions of definitions, concepts, theories, models or approaches to coaching etc. For manuscripts to be published, a clearly defined research interest and question combined with adequate methodological or theoretical proceedings as well as a critical discussion of the results and implication in relation to the field of coaching research, are essential.

The majority of contributions are original articles, which may be submitted in German or English. The manuscripts are reviewed by two independent experts from the respective (sub-)discipline in a double-blind peer review process. The journal is available digitally, articles are open access and published according to an online first principle.

Thematically, the journal is open to all relevant, innovative and current research questions. At the same time, topical collections have been established in 2020, which enable the continuous publication of manuscripts on certain selected themes. Possible types of contributions include – but are not limited to – outcome or (change-)process studies, process-outcome-studies, case studies, pilot studies, the development of diagnostic instruments or theories, thematic reviews, meta-analyses and studies on the coaching market, on coaching programs or digital formats etc.

ISSN: 2364-5148
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics