About the Journal

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/Islamic world. The MEJPP is interested in happiness and well-being, as well as positive education, positive media, positive clinical psychology, positive community development, positive health, positive cultural and social development, positive organizational and workplace development, as well as positive psychology coaching. 

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; building and planning, urban development; any other relevant topic to positive psychology in the Middle East/North Africa region. If you have a topic you are unsure about, send an email to the editor for inquiry to mejpospsy@gmail.com.

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 in Arabic and English. 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.

"Short Reports" are studies in Arabic or English that do not meet the criteria for a full study. This includes preliminary works with small sample sizes, or findings that do not meet statistical significance, but nevertheless have regional impact and warrant being published to showcase and build a foundation for future work. It is the Editor's decision whether an article is accepted as a full submission or reclassified as a "short report". Both categories stand as important contributions to a regional positive psychology.

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 takes about 6 weeks. All submitted articles will be acknowledged. Articles may be submitted in Arabic or English and must include an abstract.

See “Instructions for Authors” for more details, as well as our Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement here: (PEMS)

Any instances of plagiarism will be automatically declined and the said authors will be prevented from resubmitting to the MEJPP. 

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.

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement (PEMS)

At the Middle East Journal of Positive Psychology (henceforth, MEJPP), the integrity of our academic content is of great importance. This document highlights the practices we put in place. They are of use to not only authors, but our reviewers and editors too. The MEJPP subscribes to the guidelines put forward by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), an organization that sets ethical standards for publishing worldwide. We adopt their main principles and invite you to become familiar with them by clicking here.


The MEJPP is run independently of any university, institution, organization or association.

Sources of Support

The MEJPP does not receive or accept any funds or in-kind support. We rely fully on the help of volunteer reviewers and editors, as well as board members.