Journal of Happiness and Health (JOHAH) is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal, the aim of which is to become the main platform for sharing advancements in relation to the nexus between various aspects of wellbeing and health.We invite original, empirical research, theoretical articles, and selected reviews that combine various aspects of wellbeing such as social, emotional, psychological wellbeing, life satisfaction, positive affect, character strengths, flow, relationships, optimism, hope, quality of life, and similar positive assets in the context of physical and physiological health, its promotion, and maintenance. The JOHAH brings together leading work in wellbeing and health undertaken by researchers across different sub-disciplines within psychology (e.g., social, education, and developmental), as well as across other social and behavioral disciplines (e.g., sociology, family studies, and medicine). Topics appropriate for the JOHAH include original research on both the hedonic and eudaimonic perspectives characterizing well-being and human strengths and virtues, as well as applications to psychotherapy and counseling. Furthermore, we encourage the multidisciplinary approach of combining psychology (e.g. coaching, health, positive) with medicine (e.g. lifestyle, preventative), sociology, or economics, in the context of wellbeing. We welcome papers across several domains, encompassing a full range of methodologies and orientations that include educational, cognitive, social, behavioral, preventive, cross-cultural, and developmental perspectives.
The manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Happiness and Health are reviewed by the editors first. At this stage, the studies which are not related to the journal's aim and scope, are weak in terms of language and wording, lack originality, contain critical scientific mistakes, and do not meet the publishing criteria are rejected. The studies deemed acceptable, on the other hand, are submitted to a field editor related to the subject of study that the work focuses on.
In the pre-review process, the field editors evaluate the introduction and literature, method, findings, results, and discussion parts of the studies in detail with respect to the publishing policies and scope of the journal as well as originality. As a result of this process, those studies that are found unacceptable are returned within four weeks at the latest together with the field editor's report. And the studies which are deemed appropriate are assigned to reviewers.
Reviewers are assigned according to the content of the studies and their subject of expertise. The field editor who reviews the study recommends two reviewers, based on their subject of expertise, from the reviewer pool of Education and Science or a new reviewer related to the subject of study addressed in the article. The recommendations are then evaluated by the editors and the studies are passed on to the reviewers who are obligated to guarantee that they will not share any document or detail about the study they review.
In general, the reviewer reports are based on the originality of the studies, methods, ethical considerations, consistent presentation of the findings and results, and analysis of the studies with respect to literature.