Applied Research in Quality of Life (ARQOL) presents conceptual, methodological and empirical papers dealing with quality-of-life studies in the applied areas of the natural and social sciences. It aims to publish papers that have direct implications for, or impact on practical applications of research on the quality of life. The articles are crafted from interdisciplinary, inter-professional and international perspectives. ARQOL guides decision making in a variety of professions, industries, nonprofit, and government sectors, including healthcare, travel and tourism, marketing, corporate management, community planning, social work, public administration, and human resource management. It helps decision makers apply performance measures and outcome assessment techniques based on such concepts as well-being, human satisfaction, human development, happiness, wellness and quality-of-life. ARQOL is the official journal of the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS). www.isqols.org

  • Offers conceptual, methodological and empirical papers addressing quality-of-life studies in applied natural and social sciences
  • Guides decision making in a variety of professions, industries and sectors
  • Examines outcome assessment techniques based on well-being, human satisfaction, human development, happiness, wellness and quality-of-life
  • Official journal of the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS)
  • 100% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Daniel Shek
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

1.528 (2018)
Impact factor
1.515 (2018)
Five year impact factor
33 days
Submission to first decision
223 days
Submission to acceptance
144,945 (2019)
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Volume 15

Issue 2, April 2020

Character Strengths, well-being, and health in educational and vocational settings

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This journal has 59 open access articles

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  • COVID-19 and impact on peer review

    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

  • ISQOLS 18th Annual Conference: August 25-28, 2020 Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Call for Abstracts
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    The International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS) (www.isqols.org) is holding its 18th conference in the thriving city of Rotterdam, home of the Erasmus Happiness Economics Research Organization (EHERO) (www.ehero.nl). The theme of the conference is “Towards a People-First Economy: A World to Win”. More...

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1871-2584
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