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Submission Format and Guidelines

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​​​​Abstract Submissions

An abstract of no more than 250 words (APA style) should be submitted via Easy Chair before the 7th of January 2018. For any other inquires please view the "Contact" section and email the appropriate parties.
Abstracts should include the following:

  • Title of paper
  • First and family name of author(s)
  • Institutional affiliation
  • Current position and/or academic title
  • Email address
  • At least 5 keywords that best describe the subject area of your submission

Paper Submission

All presenters are invited to submit papers or workshops based on their accepted abstracts related to the symposium topics listed above. Presentations are for 15-20 minutes, but the paper to be published in the symposium proceedings should not exceed 7,000 words, excluding appendices and references.


Papers should describe original completed work rather than intended work, and should indicate clearly the state of completion of the reported results. A paper accepted for presentation at the symposium or any related workshops cannot be presented or have been presented at any other meeting with publicly available published proceedings. Papers that are being submitted to other conferences or workshops must indicate this on the title page.

All papers must bear an explicit positive psychology theoretical framework, model, theory, and/or concept as required by The Middle East Journal of Positive Psychology (MEJPP). 

Articles using a wide range of methodologies such as theoretical, applied, empirical, quantitative and qualitative research in the various domains of positive psychology and culture will be accepted. 

Symposium topics include, but are not limited to, the following list of subjects as they relate to Positive Psychology: 

  • Individual and communal happiness and/or well-being
  • Public health
  • mental health
  • Sports psychology
  • Optimism
  • Resilience and/or positive coping
  • Stress management
  • Spirituality
  • Children / adolescents
  • Parenting style
  • Aging
  • Psychotherapy
  • Education/ learning
  • Creativity
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Business
  • Ethics
  • Love, humor, justice, and/or peace.

Presentations & Publication

An accepted paper may have more than one author. However, the main presenter in the symposium must be specified.
Selected presenters may be asked to develop their papers for an internationally peer-reviewed volume on the topic as symposium proceedings, to be published in December 2019.

Submit Abstracts

Authors are requested to submit their papers electronically.

This should be done through Easychair, if you have used this system before, you may use the same login details.

If this is your first time using EasyChair, you will need to create an EasyChair Account Click here.

Upon completion of registration, you will receive a notification email from EasyChair, after which you will need to log in and submit your paper in pdf format.

The abstract should not exceed 300 words.

For conference template, please click here. ​

Submissions should be sent to this link​​

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