Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing (JPPW) is a peer-reviewed academic journal covering positive psychology, and provides an interdisciplinary and international forum for the science of positive psychology and wellbeing. It is an open access journal that publishes research outcomes with significant contributions to the understanding and improvement of the positive psychology. The Journal is devoted to basic research and professional application on states of optimal human functioning and fulfillment, and the facilitation and promotion of well-being.

Journal of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing (JPPW) brings together leading work in positive psychology and wellbeing undertaken by researchers across different sub–disciplines within psychology (e.g., social, clinical, developmental, health, organizational), as well as across other social and behavioral disciplines (e.g., sociology, family studies, neuroscience, philosophy, medicine, organizational sciences). Topics appropriate for the JPPW include original research on human strengths and virtues, personal and social well-being, as well as applications to psychotherapy and counseling. Special emphasis is placed on new theoretical and methodological approaches that advance both the science and practice of positive psychology and wellbeing. The Journal publishes peer-reviewed original research reports, briefer empirical reports, and theoretical and review articles provided the latter represent a new and original contribution. The Journal has no page charges or fee for submission. The JPPW is currently indexed by ResearchBib-Academic Research Index, PKP Index, Journal Factor Index, and Google Scholar

 

Section Policies

Research Article

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Brief Articles

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Review Articles

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Theoretical Articles

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Methodological Articles

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Case Articles

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Other Types of Articles

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Editorial Board/Publication Information

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Peer Review Process

The Journal brings together leading work in positive psychology and wellbeing undertaken by researchers across different sub–disciplines within psychology (e.g., social, clinical, developmental, health, organizational), as well as across other social and behavioral disciplines (e.g., sociology, family studies, neuroscience, philosophy, medicine, organizational sciences).

Topics appropriate for the JPPW include original research on human strengths and virtues, personal and social well-being, as well as applications to psychotherapy and counseling. Special emphasis is placed on new theoretical and methodological approaches that advance both the science and practice of positive psychology and wellbeing. The Journal publishes peer-reviewed original research reports, briefer empirical reports, and theoretical and review articles provided the latter represent a new and original contribution, rather than merely surveys of literature or summaries of previous research.

All submitted manuscripts are subject to initial appraisal by the Editor, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees (double-blind peer-review process). In general, the reviewer reports are based on the originality of the research, methods, ethical considerations, consistent presentation of the results and analysis of the research with respect to literature. Reviewers are allotted four weeks to review a manuscript.

Based on the review done by the reviewers, editor reports the author(s) in two weeks at the latest along with the suggestions and commends made by the reviewers. In this process the research that are not accepted for publication are returned without request for plagiarism detection. The final decision about the accepted research is made based on the results of the plagiarism detection report. 

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Publication Frequency

The journal is published two times in a year, as April and October. 

 

Abstracting - Indexing

Journal of Positive Psychology & Wellbeing (JPPW) is indexed/abstracted in:

PKP Index

Google Scholar

Journal Factor Index

ResearchBib-Academic Research Index

Academia Social Science Index (ASOS INDEX)

International Society for Research Activity (ISRA)

Akademik Turk Dergileri Index