Aims & 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 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.

The 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., education psychology, sociology, family studies, neuroscience, philosophy, medicine, organizational sciences). The purpose of the journal is to expand the knowledge and practice of positive psychology and well-being in school, home, and community settings, with a focus on comprehensive outcomes in the lives of children, adolescents, and adults. 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.