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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  • The average length of an article is approximately 7,500 words. Articles should be no shorter than 5,000 words and no longer than 10,000 words.
  • The manuscripts should be compiled in the following order: Title page; abstract; keywords; main text (Introduction, Method, Results, Discussion); references; table(s); figure(s); Appendices (if any)
  • The text is a double-spaced and 12-point font (e.g. Times New Roman); employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses): Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition
  • The manuscript detected for plagiarism by a company (iThenticate or Turnitin) chosen by the author(s). The report should be submitted in the submission process.
  • As part of our commitment to supporting authors at every step of the publishing process, the JPSP requires the submitting author (only) to provide an ORCID iD when submitting a manuscript. This takes around 2 minutes to complete. Find more information: https://orcid.org
  • Please submit the ethics committee approval document of the study to the journal system and include the information about the ethics committee approval document in the article

Thank you for choosing to submit your paper to us. Please take the time to read and follow them as closely as possible, as doing so will ensure your paper matches the journal’s requirements. Manuscripts are accepted in English, and author(s) should prepare the manuscript according to the American Psychological Association Publication Manual (7th ed.).  The APA website includes a range of resources for authors learning to write in APA style, including an overview of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Editionfree tutorials on APA Style basics, and an APA Style Blog.  Please check the Guide for Authors for more details.


Before Submission


Length of Manuscript
The average length of an article is approximately 7,500 words. Articles should be no shorter than 5,000 words and no longer than 10,000 words.
Originality and Plagiarism
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Submitted manuscripts should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.


By its publishing policies, the JPSP oblige each study that has undergone the "Blind Review Process" to be detected for plagiarism to protect the integrity of the study. Therefore, the manuscript was detected for plagiarism by a company chosen by the author(s).


Based on the review done by the reviewers, the editor reports the reviewers’ comments to the author(s). In this process, the research that is not accepted for publication is returned without the request for plagiarism detection. The final decision about the accepted research is made based on the results of the plagiarism detection report.


Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
All submissions must include disclosure of all relationships that could be viewed as presenting a potential conflict of interest.


Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects
Statements of compliance are required if the work involves chemicals, procedures, or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, or if it involves the use of animal or human subjects.


Role of the Funding Source
You are requested to identify who provided financial support for the conduct of the research and/or preparation of the article and to briefly describe the role of the sponsor(s), if any, in study design; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the article for publication. If the funding source(s) had no such involvement then this should be stated.


Copyright
Authors declare to the editorship of Journal Positive Psychology & Wellbeing that the manuscript is original and has not been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
Authors accept all scientific and legal responsibilities of the manuscript, and they should acknowledge that they have to transfer the copyright of their studies to the Journal of Positive School Psychology.
All the articles published in Journal Positive Psychology & Wellbeing are licensed with "Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License". This license entitles all parties to copy, share and redistribute all the articles, data sets, figures, and supplementary files published in this journal in data mining, search engines, web sites, blogs, and other digital platforms under the condition of providing references. Open access is an approach that eases the interdisciplinary communication and encourages cooperation among different disciplines.


 Preparing Your Manuscript


Submitted manuscripts should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts are accepted in English, and author(s) should prepare the manuscript according to the American Psychological Association Publication Manual (6th ed.), as instructed below. Authors for whom English is a second language may choose to have their article professionally edited before submission.
The manuscripts should be compiled in the following order: Title page; abstract; keywords; main text (Introduction, Method, Results, Discussion); references; table(s); figure(s); Appendices (if any)


Title Page
The title page should include; The name(s) of the author(s), the affiliation(s) and address (s) of the author(s), the e-mail address, and telephone number(s) of the corresponding author. Please note that no changes to affiliation can be made after the manuscript is accepted. Any acknowledgments, disclosures, or funding information should also be included on this page.


Abstract
Abstracts of 200-250 words are required for all manuscripts submitted, and should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references. It should include the aim of the study, its scope, method, results, important features, and original value briefly and clearly. Please avoid using references.


Keywords
Each manuscript should have 4 to 6 keywords that can be used for indexing purposes.


Text Formatting
• Manuscripts should be submitted in Microsoft Word.
• Use a double-spaced and 12-point font (e.g. Times New Roman) for text.
• Use italics for emphasis.
• Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages.
• Use additional headings (If any) for appendices, acknowledgments, conflicting interests, or notes.


Tables and Figures
Tables and Figures should be prepared according to the American Psychological Association Publication Manual (7th ed.)


Citation and References List
Cite references in the text by name and year in parentheses. For examples:


Journal Article References


Grady, J. S., Her, M., Moreno, G., Perez, C., & Yelinek, J. (2019). Emotions in storybooks: A comparison of storybooks that represent ethnic and racial groups in the United States. Psychology of Popular Media Culture8(3), 207–217. https://doi.org/10.1037/ppm0000185



  • Parenthetical citation: (Grady et al., 2019)

  • Narrative citation: Grady et al. (2019)


Book References


Jackson, L. M. (2019). The psychology of prejudice: From attitudes to social action (2nd ed.). American Psychological Association. https://doi.org/10.1037/0000168-000


Sapolsky, R. M. (2017). Behave: The biology of humans at our best and worst. Penguin Books.



  • Parenthetical citations: (Jackson, 2019; Sapolsky, 2017)

  • Narrative citations: Jackson (2019) and Sapolsky (2017)


Kesharwani, P. (Ed.). (2020). Nanotechnology based approaches for tuberculosis treatment. Academic Press.


Torino, G. C., Rivera, D. P., Capodilupo, C. M., Nadal, K. L., & Sue, D. W. (Eds.). (2019). Microaggression theory: Influence and implications. John Wiley & Sons. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119466642



  • Parenthetical citations: (Kesharwani, 2020; Torino et al., 2019)

  • Narrative citations: Kesharwani (2020) and Torino et al. (2019)


Edited Book Chapter References


Dillard, J. P. (2020). Currents in the study of persuasion. In M. B. Oliver, A. A. Raney, & J. Bryant (Eds.), Media effects: Advances in theory and research (4th ed., pp. 115–129). Routledge.



  • Parenthetical citations: (Dillard, 2020)

  • Narrative citations: Dillard (2020)


After Acceptance


At the Journal of Positive School Psychology, the accepted articles undergo the processes of plagiarism detection, preparation of bibliography, reference check, and being put into online first articles.


Publication and Submission Fees


There are no submission fees, publication fees, or page charges for this journal. At the JPSP, the accepted manuscripts undergo the processes of plagiarism detection, preparation of bibliography, cross-reference and reference check, layout and galley, assigning a DOI number, and being put into a first view article. The manuscripts in the first few articles are published in the volume and issue determined by the editorial board.


Since Journal claims no fees for article review or printing and no subscription fees for access to articles, it has no source of income. However, the following pecuniary obligations of the accepted manuscripts lie with the author(s). All costs incurred in plagiarism detection, layout, and galley, references, attribution,  a DOI number, and attribution check lies with the author(s).


Plagiarism Detection
By its publishing policies, the JPSP oblige each study that has undergone the "Blind Review Process" to be detected for plagiarism to protect the integrity of the study. Therefore, the papers are detected for plagiarism by a company chosen by the editorial board. Incurring fees are paid by the author(s).


The plagiarism detection is done by Turnitin and iThenticate software. The matches found in each study after plagiarism detection are analyzed in detail and those matches with correct reference and cross-reference are sorted. In the next step, the mistakes in the remaining matches are determined and reported to the editorial board. The board, then, makes a final decision in the light of the plagiarism detection report. The author(s) may be asked to correct the mistakes listed in the report or the study may be returned to the author(s).


References and Citation Control
Scientific research builds upon previous studies. In new studies, references and attributions to the previous studies are provided within the framework of certain rules. Intentional or unintentional mistakes in scientific studies harm the reliability of the study and publication.


Journal Positive School Psychology, in accordance with its publication ethics, considers it to be an obligation for the accepted studies to have correct and complete references and attributions. Therefore, each study, after acceptance, is checked in terms of bibliography, referencing, and attribution by a company chosen by the editorial board. Incurring costs lie with the author(s).


Layout and Galley
The journal requires that the articles be printed in a common type of and complete page layout for formal integrity, readability, and standards. Therefore, the studies whose plagiarism detection and bibliography preparation are finished, are sent to a company chosen by the editorial board for layout and galley. Incurring costs for page layout and preparation of the copy for print lie with the author(s).


Assigning a DOI Number
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is a unique access number that enables the identification and accessibility of each article published electronically. Each article published in Education and Science or early release must be assigned a DOI number. After acceptance, the manuscripts which are checked for plagiarism and bibliography and ready for publication are given a DOI number by the Editorial Board.


FirstView Articles
FirstView articles are a feature offered through the electronic content platform, Journal of Positive School Psychology. It allows final revision articles (completed articles in queue for assignment to an upcoming issue) to be hosted online before their inclusion in a final print and online journal issue. FirstView articles are copyedited, typeset, and approved by their authors before publication, and we aim to post each article within four weeks of acceptance. When articles are published in an issue, they are removed from the OnlineFirst page and will appear in the appropriate issue.


Normally, the article will not change from this version. However, if errors are identified in this version then they may be corrected when the article is published in an issue, or exceptional circumstances by uploading a new version of the article. Issue publication is our Version of Record, after which articles will only be corrected by use of an erratum.