Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Middle East Journal of Positive Psychology (MEJPP) has the primary aim of developing an indigenous positive psychology in the Middle East/North Africa region, with particular although not exclusive, attention to the Arab world. The MEJPP is interested in happiness and well-being, as well as positive education, positive media, positive psychology clinical interventions, positive community development, positive health, positive cultural and social development, as well as positive organizational and workplace development. 

Other areas of interest may include;

Positive aspects of emotions and experiences; human development; leadership; assessment and measurement; relationships; religion; parenting; culture; indigenous positive psychology; any other relevant topic to positive psychology in the Middle East/North Africa region.

All submissions must have an explicit positive psychology framework

The MEJPP publishes theoretical, applied, empirical, quantitative and qualitative research in any domain of positive psychology. The aim of the journal is to encourage critical analysis of issues relating to happiness, well-being and culture in the Middle East/North Africa region.

 

Section Policies

Arabic Article Manuscripts

All Arabic full-length manuscripts should be uploaded here.

Editors
  • Manal Al Ahdab
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English Article Manuscripts

All manuscripts of a scientific nature that do not fall into the categories below should be entered here.

Editors
  • Nausheen Pasha-Zaidi
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Book Reviews

We welcome reviews on positive psychology related books that are pertinent to the region.

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Regional Conference Proceedings

We welcome abstracts and short papers that have been presented at regional MENA conferences on topics related to positive psychology in Arabic or English.

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Perspectives

We welcome early reports about work being undertaken or in preparation of it, on regional positive psychology topics.

 

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Researcher, Practitioner, and Organizational Updates

We welcome researchers, practitioners and organizations to introduce themselves, their research interests and make any specific requests for collaboration here.

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Peer Review Process

The Middle East Journal of Positive Psychology (MEJPP) is an internationally recognized electronic journal, published once a year. Articles can be submitted at any time and are reviewed by an editorial review committee. The initial review process can take anywhere from six to ten weeks. All submitted articles will be acknowledged. Articles may be submitted in English or Arabic and must be accompanied by an abstract in either/both language. See “Instructions for Authors” for more details. Any instances of plagiarism will be automatically declined and the said authors will be prevented from resubmitting to the MEJPP. After author approval is secured for final publication, no further changes will be accommodated. Any errors thereafter are the responsibility of the author(s).

 

Publication Frequency

The MEJPP is published once a year.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...