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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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The manuscript was 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 the 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 JOHAH obliges 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.

Authors declare to the editorship of Journal of Happiness and Health 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 Happiness and Health.
All the articles published in the journal of Happiness and Health are licensed with "Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License". 

 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.

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.

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 Happiness and Health, 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 JOHAH, 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.

Plagiarism Detection
By its publishing policies, the JOHAH obliges 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.

The Journal of Happiness and Health, 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.

Language Editing

The editorial board may demand that the manuscripts be edited for language mistakes during the review process or after acceptance. The author(s) who has been requested to get his/her manuscript edited must do so by referring to one of the companies below and present a related document to the editorial board afterward.

FirstView Articles
FirstView articles are a feature offered through the electronic content platform, Journal of Happiness and Health. 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 under 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.

Article Withdrawal
In the case that a study or article will be withdrawn, the author(s) and the editorial board will share some responsibilities as required by the publishing policies of the journal. These responsibilities are listed below:
If the author(s) finds a mistake in their study which is unpublished or in the early release or review process, they are obliged to cooperate with the editor of the journal during the withdrawal process.

  • The author(s) who wants to withdraw their study which is in the review process is obliged to fill in the "Article Withdrawal Form", scan it with signature(s) on it and send the form via e-mail to the editorial board at editor@journalofhappinessandhealth.com. The editorial board will return to the author(s) within two weeks, to evaluate the request for withdrawal.

  • The manuscripts which are submitted to the JOHAH cannot be submitted to other journals for review unless they are approved for withdrawal.

The editorial board of the journal holds the responsibility of starting an investigation about a study if a suspicion arises that the study includes plagiarism and/or it has copyright issues.
If the editorial board detects breach of copyright or plagiarism for the manuscripts in review process, they retract the study from review and cancel its review process by sending a detailed document to the author(s) showing what was detected and where in the study.
If the editorial board detects breach of copyright or plagiarism for the articles published in an issue or in early release, the retraction and reporting procedures are applied according to statements indicated below in 1 week at the latest:

  • The study which is detected to have plagiarism is labeled as "Retraction:" in the electronic environment.

  •  Instead of the Abstract and Full Text, the reasons why the study has been retracted, detailed evidence, and the statements (if any) of the affiliated institution about the issue are published electronically.

  • The study is announced as "Retraction" on the main page of the journal's web page.
    4. The study is included in the contents of the first issue of the journal to be published after the date of retraction as "Retraction: Article Title", and from its first page onwards the reasons why it has been retracted and the original citations are shared with the public and researchers.

  • The institutions that the author(s) is affiliated with are informed about the retraction.

  • The retraction reports indicated above are sent to the institutions where the journal is indexed.

Furthermore, if there are any publishers or editorial boards through whom the author(s) had their studies published before, the editorial board can make suggestions to these parties that the published studies of the author(s) who has plagiarised should be reviewed for validity and reliability or be retracted.