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Mediation Theory and Practice


Pablo Cortés, University of Leicester 
Maria Federica Moscati, University of Sussex

Review Editor
Laura Mackey, College of Mediators

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Mediation Theory and Practice is the journal of the College of Mediators. It is an international forum for original, peer-reviewed research about mediation, as well as practice and events reports, policy discussions and innovations in mediation training and education. The journal’s approach is multidisciplinary and it is a resource for academics, practitioners, trainers, and policy makers. Mediation is understood in its broadest context, with the journal publishing the latest research and practice focused on understanding the causes of and solutions to interpersonal, intergroup and international human conflict. It welcomes work on all forms of mediation, from family, community and medical mediation to civil, intergenerational, commercial and peer mediation, as well as on related approaches to alternative dispute resolution.

Mediation Theory and Practice welcomes empirical, theoretical and practice-based articles which display originality in terms of their theoretical developments, use of empirical materials, transfer and exchange of knowledge between academic, practitioner and policy audiences. Other pieces will include policy articles, ‘rapid response’ discussions, special themed issues, conference and event reports, brief translations of key articles originally published in languages other than English, discussions of innovative strategies for mediation training, profiles of key figures in the field, and reviews of recent books on mediation and related topics. Overall, articles address the implications of theory and research for informing practice and vice versa.

The editors welcome the submission of the following types of material for publication in the journal: Research Articles (typically reporting the results of empirical research or theoretical pieces), Practice Articles (typically reporting both training teaching practice, contextualized in current debates, and including reflections on research but focused particularly towards concrete guidance for practice; these can include case studies), Policy Articles (as previously but with a particular focus on local, regional, national or international mediation policy), Rapid Responses (typically responding to live debates in mediation research, practice or policy with the aim of fast-tracked publication), Conference and Event Reports, Book Reviews, Review Essays, and Prize Articles (articles that have been awarded MTP prizes). Submitted articles deemed by the editor to be suitable for consideration in the journal are subject to a blind, peer review process. Please adhere to the guidelines (see ‘For Authors Page’ above) when preparing submissions for the journal.

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Publication and Frequency
Publishing one issue per year for 2018, 2019 and 2020. From 2021 will publish two issues per year, May and November.

ISSN: 2055-3501 (print)
ISSN: 2055-351X (online)



Call for Papers


We invite submissions to the journal of Mediation Theory and Practice (MTP), a journal published by the College of Mediators. The Journal publishes two issues each year and accommodates both academic articles and more practical contribution from mediators. MTP does not require or prioritize research focusing on mediation in the UK. The journal’s approach is multidisciplinary and comparative. The journal is a resource for academics, practitioners, trainers, and policy makers. Mediation is understood in its broadest context. We encourage scholars and practitioners around the world to submit their original research on mediation as well as on other Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) methods that adopt mediation and other facilitative techniques, theories, and best practices.

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