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Author Guidelines

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 manuscript according to the American Psychological Association Publication Manual (6th ed.).  Please check the Guide for Authors for more details.

Before Submission

Submission Checklist
Before submitting your manuscript, make sure that:
• Cover Letter
• Author information of co-authors and corresponding author.
• Your manuscript is written according to Author Guidelines.
• Spellings and grammar are correct in the manuscript.
• Tables and Figures.

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.

In accordance with its publishing policies, the JPPW 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 detected for plagiarism by a company chosen by the author(s).

Based on the review done by the reviewers, editor reports the reviewers’ comments to author(s). 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.

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 Journal of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing.
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 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 acknowledgements, disclosures, or funding information should also be included on this page.

Abstract
Abstracts of 150-250 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 to use references.

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

Text Formatting
• Manuscripts should be submitted in Microsoft Word.
• Use double-spaced and 12-poingt 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 (6th ed.)

Citation
Cite references in the text by name and year in parentheses. For examples:
One Work by One Author: Subjective well-being is an important indicator of life quality (Arslan, 2017). Arslan (2017) found the association between …
One Work by Multiple Authors: Kisangau, Lyaruu, Hosea, and Joseph (2007) found [Use as first citation in text.] Kisangau et al. (2007) found [Use as subsequent first citation per paragraph thereafter.]
This effect of wellbeing has been widely studied (Arslan 1991; Baron et al. 1975; Kem & Soren 2008).
When a work has six or more authors, cite only the surname of the first author followed by et al. (not italicized and with a period after al.) and the year for the first and subsequent citations (see APA 6).

References List
The list of references should be prepared according to APA 6-Citation Guide. Journal names and book titles should be italicized.
For examples:
Journal article:
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (1995). Title of article. Journal Name, 2(2),18-25.
Book:
Author, A. A. (1967). Title of work. Location: Publisher
Book chapter:
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (1995). Title of chapter or entry. In A. Editor, B. Editor, & C. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pp. xxx–xxx). Location: Publisher.
Presentation:
Presenter, A. A. (Year, Month). Title of paper or poster. Paper or poster session presented at the meeting of Organization Name, Location.
Thesis:
Author, A. A. (1978). Title of doctoral dissertation or master’s thesis (Unpublished doctoral dissertation or master’s thesis). Name of Institution, LocationAcknowledgements
Acknowledgements should be added after acceptance and placed right before References. This part should not be included in the submission version before acceptance.

After Acceptance

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

Plagiarism Detection
In accordance with its publishing policies, the JPPW 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 detected for plagiarism by a company chosen by the author(s).
Based on the review done by the reviewers, editor reports the reviewers’ comments to author(s). 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.

Layout and Galley
The JPPW requires that the articles be printed in a common type of and complete page layout for formal integrity, readability and standards. Therefore, the manuscripts whose plagiarism detection and bibliography preparation is finished, are sent to the editorial board for layout and galley.

References and Citation Control
The JPPW, given the journal’s publication ethics, considers it to be an obligation for the accepted articles to have correct and complete references and attributions. Therefore, each study, after acceptance, is checked in terms of bibliography, referencing and attribution.

Publication and Submission Fees
The Journal has no page charges or fee for submission and publication.

Online First Articles
OnlineFirst is a feature offered through electronic content platform, Journal of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing. It allows final revision articles (completed articles in queue for assignment to an upcoming issue) to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final print and online journal issue. OnlineFirst 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 in 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.

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