Indian Journal of Positive Psychology

About this Journal Editorial Board Sample Issue Online Submit your article Authors and Ethical Guidelines

Indian Journal of Positive Psychology is a Quarterly peer-reviewed refereed Journal Published by IAHRW. IJPP is indexed with EBSCO, ProQuest, Index Copernicus International, CrossRef (USA), J-Gate, ProQuest Central, USA Library, WorldCat, J-Gate, Academic Search Premier, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) IJPP has NAAS (National Academy of Agricultural Sciences) rating of 4.64. The IJPP is published regularly since 2010. The journal is a medium for empirical inquiry, theoretical papers, reviews, applied and policy-related articles. The journal welcomes all modes of research: experimental, observational, interpretive, and survey. The aim is to provide quality information and enable scholarly deliberation contributing to the growth and success of Positive Psychology. We welcome proposals for articles that address important issues of positive psychology with special emphasis on Positive Psychology, Positive Clinical Psychology, Positive Health Psychology, Positive Organizational Psychology, Positive Social Psychology Positive Developmental Psychology, Positive Community Psychology. For more details write to us at

Sunil Saini, PhD
Indian Association of Health Research and Welfare, 1245/18, Moh. Sainian, Hisar, Haryana, India

Micheal Furlong, PhD, University of California, Santa Barbra, USA
Mary Judd, PhD, Positive Psychology Coach, USA
Mahesh Gupta, PhD, Licenced Psychologist, USA
Grant J.Rich, PhD, Fellow, American Psychological Association, USA
Tayfun Doğan, PhD, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, USA
Edward Hoffman, PhD, Yeshiva University, New York, USA

Anand Prakash, PhD, University of Delhi, Delhi
Abha Singh, PhD, Amity University, Noida, UP
Anup Sud, PhD, HP University, Shimla, HP
Kiran Kumar, PhD, University of Mysore, Mysore
L R Yagnik, PhD, Sardar Patel University, Rajkot, Gujrat
Navdeep Singh Tung, PhD, GNDU, Amritsar, Punjab
Radhe Shyam, PhD, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak
Sangeeta Trama, PhD, Punjabi University, Patiala
Suninder Tung, PhD, GNDU, Amritsar, Punjab
Updesh Kumar, PhD, DIPR, DRDO, Delhi
Waheeda Khan, PhD, SGT University, Gurgaon, Haryana

Indian Journal of Positive Psychology (IJPP) is a peer-reviewed research journal published quaterly by Indian Association of Health, Research and Welfare. The IJPP is indexed in EBSCO, ProQuest, Index Copernicus International, Cross Ref (USA), J-Gate, ProQuest Central, USA Library, WorldCat, J-Gate, Academic Search Premier, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), SafetyLit (A Service of WHO). The journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of scientific excellence in the area of Positive Psychology from researchers across the world. IJPP is published Quarterly (March, June, September and December).

Manuscripts should be submitted in the format outlined in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) and should be sent via email at The papers are reviewed by professional reviewers who have specialized expertise in the respective area, and to judge the quality of the paper in a time bound and confidential manner. The paper shall be review by double blind review process.
Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.
Online Submission
Please follow the hyperlink “Submit online” on the right and upload all of your manuscript files following the instructions given on the screen.
The title page should include:
• The name(s) of the author(s)
• A concise and informative title
• The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s)
• The e-mail address, and telephone number(s) of the corresponding author

Please provide an abstract of 150 to 250 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.
Please provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.
Main Text
Manuscripts should be submitted in Word.
Tables should be as per APA format
References should be as per APA format as follows
• Journal article
Panda, T., Lamba, V., Goyal, N., Saini, S., Boora, S., Cruz. (2018). Psychometric Testing in Schools. Indian Journal of Health and Wellbeing, 8(2), 213–245.
• Article by DOI
Slifka, M. K., & Whitton, J. L. (2000) Clinical implications of dysregulated cytokine production. Journal of Molecular Medicine, doi:10.1007/s001090000086
• Book
Calfee, R. C., & Valencia, R. R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
• Book chapter
O’Neil, J. M., & Egan, J. (1992). Men’s and women’s gender role journeys: Metaphor for healing, transition, and transformation. In B. R. Wainrib (Ed.), Gender issues across the life cycle (pp. 107–123). New York: Springer.
• Online document
Abou-Allaban, Y., Dell, M. L., Greenberg, W., Lomax, J., Peteet, J., Torres, M., & Cowell, V. (2006). Religious/spiritual commitments and psychiatric practice. Resource document. American Psychiatric Association. Accessed 25 June 2007.

Copyright form
Authors will be asked to transfer copyright of the article to the Publisher (or grant the Publisher exclusive publication and dissemination rights). This will ensure the widest possible protection and dissemination of information under copyright laws.
Proof reading
The purpose of the proof is to check for typesetting or conversion errors and the completeness and accuracy of the text, tables and figures. Substantial changes in content, e.g., new results, corrected values, title and authorship, are not allowed without the approval of the Editor. After online publication, further changes can only be made in the form of an Erratum, which will be hyperlinked to the article.

Ethical Guidelines for the author

• Authors should adhere to publication requirements that submitted work is original and has not been published elsewhere in any language. Work should not be submitted concurrently to more than one publication unless the editors have agreed to co-publication. If articles are co-published this fact should be made clear to readers.

• Copyright material (e.g. tables, figures or extensive quotations) should be reproduced only with appropriate permission and acknowledgement.

• Relevant previous work and publications, both by other researchers and the authors’ own, should be properly acknowledged and referenced.

• Data, text, figures or ideas originated by other researchers should be properly acknowledged and should not be presented as if they were the authors’ own

• All sources of research funding, including direct and indirect financial support, supply of equipment or materials, and other support (such as specialist statistical or writing assistance) should be disclosed.

• Authors should disclose the role of the research funder(s) or sponsor (if any) in the research design, execution, analysis, interpretation and reporting

• The research literature serves as a record not only of what has been discovered but also of who made the discovery. The authorship of research publications should therefore accurately reflect individuals’ contributions to the work and its reporting.

• In cases where major contributors are listed as authors while those who made less substantial, or purely technical, contributions to the research or to the publication are listed in an acknowledgement section, the criteria for authorship and acknowledgement should be agreed at the start of the project.

• Researchers should ensure that only those individuals who meet authorship criteria (i.e. made a substantial contribution to the work) are rewarded with authorship and that deserving authors are not omitted. Institutions and journal editors should encourage practices that prevent guest, gift, and ghost authorship.

• All authors should agree to be listed and should approve the submitted and accepted versions of the publication. Any change to the author list should be approved by all authors including any who have been removed from the list. The corresponding author should act as a point of contact between the editor and the other authors and should keep co-authors informed and involve them in major decisions about the publication (e.g. responding to reviewers’ comments).

• Authors should work with the editor or publisher to correct their work promptly if errors or omissions are discovered after publication.

• Authors should abide by relevant conventions, requirements, and regulations to make materials, reagents, software or datasets available to other researchers who request them. Researchers, institutions, and funders should have clear policies for handling such requests. Authors must also follow relevant journal standards. While proper acknowledgement is expected, researchers should not demand authorship as a condition for sharing materials.

• Authors should follow publishers’ requirements that work is not submitted to more than one publication for consideration at the same time.
• Authors should inform the editor if they withdraw their work from review, or choose not to respond to reviewer comments after receiving a conditional acceptance.
• Authors should respond to reviewers’ comments in a professional and timely manner.
• Appropriate approval, licensing or registration should be obtained before the research begins and details should be provided in the report (e.g. Institutional Review Board, Research Ethics Committee approval, national licensing authorities for the use of animals).
• If requested by editors, authors should supply evidence that reported research received the appropriate approval and was carried out ethically (e.g. copies of approvals, licences, participant consent forms).
• Researchers should not generally publish or share identifiable individual data collected in the course of research without specific consent from the individual (or their representative). Researchers should remember that many scholarly journals are now freely available on the internet, and should therefore be mindful of the risk of causing danger or upset to unintended readers (e.g. research participants or their families who recognise themselves from case studies, descriptions, images or pedigrees).
• The appropriate statistical analyses should be determined at the start of the study and a data analysis plan for the prespecified outcomes should be prepared and followed.
• Researchers should publish all meaningful research results that might contribute to understanding. In particular, there is an ethical responsibility to publish the findings of all clinical trials. The publication of unsuccessful studies or experiments that reject a hypothesis may help prevent others from wasting time and resources on similar projects. If findings from small studies and those that fail to reach statistically significant results can be combined to produce more useful information (e.g. by meta-analysis) then such findings should be published.
• Authors should supply research protocols to journal editors if requested (e.g. for clinical trials) so that reviewers and editors can compare the research report to the protocol to check that it was carried out as planned and that no relevant details have been omitted. Researchers should follow relevant requirements for clinical trial registration and should include the trial registration number in all publications arising from the trial.
• IAHRW and editors of Indian Journal of Positive Psychology assume no responsibility for statements and opinions advanced by the authors of its articles.
. In cases of alleged or proven scientific misconduct, fraudulent publication or plagiarism, the publisher, in close collaboration with the editors, will take all appropriate measures to clarify the situation reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, and under no circumstances encourage such misconduct or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place
Conflict of Interest Policy
Authors are required to disclose on the title page of the initial manuscript any potential, perceived, or real conflict of interest. Authors must describe the direct/indirect financial/personal support (ownership, grants, honorarium, consultancies, etc.) in (1) the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; (2) the writing of the report; and (3) the decision to submit the manuscript for publication. Authors should explicitly mention on the cover page that whether potential conflicts do or do not exit. A declaration should be made on the cover page for all types of conflicts that could affect submission to publication of a manuscript. The role of funding agencies should be clearly mentioned.

Editor-in-Chief: Sunil Saini, PhD, Editorial Office: 1245/18, Moh. Sainian, Hisar, Haryana, India Email:, Phone: 9255442103
Publisher: IAHRW

ISSN: 2229-4937 (print version)

ISSN: 2321-368X (electronic version)

Frequency: Quarterly

Indexing: EBSCO, ProQuest, Index Copernicus International, Cross Ref (USA), J-Gate, ProQuest Central, USA Library, WorldCat, J-Gate, Academic Search Premier, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), Publons, SafetyLit (A Service of WHO)

Volume 11, Issue 1, March 2020