The peer-reviewed Journal of Happiness Studies is devoted to scientific understanding of subjective well-being. Coverage includes both cognitive evaluations of life such as life-satisfaction, and affective enjoyment of life, such as mood level. In addition to contributions on appraisal of life-as-a-whole, the journal accepts papers on such life domains as job-satisfaction, and such life-aspects as the perceived meaning of life.
The Journal of Happiness Studies provides a forum for two main traditions in happiness research: 1) speculative reflection on the good life, and 2) empirical investigation of subjective well-being. Contributions span a broad range of disciplines: alpha-sciences, philosophy in particular; beta-sciences, especially investigations about the biological and physiological correlates of happiness and well-being; and gamma-sciences, including not only psychology and sociology but also economics.
The journal addresses the conceptualization, measurement, prevalence, explanation, evaluation, imagination and study of happiness.

  • An interdisciplinary journal devoted to the scientific understanding of subjective well-being
  • Examines both cognitive evaluations of life and affective enjoyment of life
  • Addresses the conceptualization, measurement, prevalence, explanation, evaluation, imagination and study of happiness
  • Spans a broad range of disciplines
  • 92% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again
Editor-in-Chief
  • Antonella Delle Fave
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Choice – What is this?
Impact
Impact factor: 2.511 (2018)
Five year impact factor: 3.171 (2018)
Speed
Submission to first decision: 57 days
Acceptance to publication: 8 days
Usage
Downloads: 423,923 (2018)

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Electronic ISSN
1573-7780
Print ISSN
1389-4978
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