Peer Review Process

Peer review in all its form plays an important role in ensuring the integrity of the scholarly record. Journal of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing follows a blind peer-reviewing procedure. Blind review is a method used to make sure scientific publications are produced with the highest quality.

Authors are therefore requested to submit:

A blinded manuscript without any author names and affiliations in the text or on the title page. Self-identifying citations and references in the article text should be avoided
A separate title page, containing the title, all author names, affiliations, and the contact information of the corresponding author. Any acknowledgments, disclosures, or funding information should also be included on this page.

All manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing are blind reviewed according to the steps below:

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 (blind peer-review process).
Editor (s) choose reviewers whose expertise most closely matches the manuscript’s topic and invite them to review the paper.
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.
Based on the review done by the reviewers, the editor reports the author(s) in two weeks at the latest along with the suggestions and comments made by the reviewers. In this process, the research that is not accepted for publication is returned without the request for plagiarism detection. Please check the relevant section in this Guide for Authors for more details.