Special Issue: Creativity and Wellbeing

International Journal of Wellbeing

Special Issue: Creativity and Wellbeing

ISSN: 1179-8602


The International Journal of Wellbeing (IJW), founded in 2011, is the leading open access, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal on wellbeing. In less than 9 years the journal has published 27 issues, incorporating 139 articles, with articles averaging 33 Google Scholar citations each. With visitors from over 200 countries, the articles also have over 800,000 full-text views.

The IJW now welcomes timely original high-quality scholarly articles of appropriate length on the topic of ‘creativity and wellbeing’, broadly construed. We encourage submissions that are genuinely interdisciplinary (i.e. that draw on research from more than one discipline and will be of value to wellbeing researchers from more than one discipline), but we will also consider wellbeing research that is uni-disciplinary if it is of exceptional quality. Priority will be given to papers that directly link wellbeing and creativity.

The call for submissions for the special issue opens on the 6th of November, and closes on the 1st of February 2020. Decisions of progression to full submission will be made approximately the 7th of February, with successful applications invited to submit completed articles by the 30th of May for independent peer-review. The issue is expected to be published approximatley August 2020. 

Associate Professor Aaron Jarden is the managing editor for the issue, and a special guest editor for this issue is currently being appointed.

The issue is supported by the Creativity and Wellbeing Hallmark Research Initiative (https://research.unimelb.edu.au/hallmark-initiatives/home/creativity-wellbeing) at The University of Melbourne. 

In order to apply for consideration, please submit a full abstract in the format most relevant to your discipline (limit 350 words), as well as no more than 250 words outlining why your submission should be considered for the special issue.

Questions about this special issue can be directed to Associate Professor Jarden at aaron.jarden@unimelb.edu.au.