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 (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. The plagiarism detection is done by Turnitin and iThenticate softwares.

Ethical Responsibilities of Authors, Editors, and Reviewers

The authors, editors, and reviewers of the JPPW should hold the ethical responsibilities on basis of the guides of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). In addition, authors should make the plagiarism detection before submitting the manuscript.

Blind Peer Review

This journal follows a blind reviewing procedure. 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 title, all author names, affiliations, and the contact information of the corresponding author. Any acknowledgements, disclosures, or funding information should also be included on this page.