Focus and Scope

Aims and Scope of the Journal
The international journal Social Inquiry into Well-Being (SIIW) is a peer reviewed interdisciplinary journal in social sciences & humanities publishing theoretical and empirical work that uses a variety of methodological approaches to study the whole spectrum of aspects of well-being of the individuals and of the social groups. Since well-being is a multi-dimensional concept, SIIW is designed to attract papers that discuss individual  well-being in a variety of its dimensions (psychological well-being, social and occupational well-being, as well as spiritual and physical), as well as a large spectrum of social well-being of families, communities, and societies (including inputs of psychology, sociology, social policy, education, philosophy, philology, etc.). We welcome papers crafted from interdisciplinary and international perspectives, based on concepts such as well-being, life satisfaction, positive development, happiness, wellness, welfare, quality of life, values, culture, community well-being and on other related issues that are meaningful for individuals and for many sectors of society. The journal accepts integrative articles and reviews, however, empirical articles constitute the core material published in the journal.

Peer Review Process

The international journal “Social Inquiry into Well-Being” maintains the highest standards of peer review while increasing the efficiency of the process.

All research articles published in the international journal “Social Inquiry into Well-Being” undergo full peer review, key characteristics of which are listed below:

  • All research articles are reviewed by at least two suitably qualified experts.
  • All publication decisions are made by the journals’ Editor-in-Chief on the basis of the reviews provided
  • Members of the international Editorial Board lends insight, advice and guidance to the Editors-in-Chief generally and to assist decision making on specific submissions
  • In addition, Editor-in-Chief will have the option of seeking additional reviews when needed. Authors will be advised when Editors decide further review is needed.

Publication Frequency

All articles to Social Inquiry into Well-Being are posted online immediately as they are ready for publication. All articles will be assigned a DOI number (Digital Object Identifier) whereby they become searchable and citeable without delay.

Open Access Policy

Open access
This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access. This definition does not deny necessity to use appropriate citation in using information from articles in open access journal.

Authors contributing to Social Inquiry into Well-Being agree to publish their articles under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public (CC BY-NC-ND) License, allowing third parties to share their work (copy, distribute, transmit) and to adapt it, under the condition that the authors are given credit, and that in the event of reuse or distribution, the terms of this licence are made clear.

Articles will be published online immediately after the final corrections of the master proof have been made, and in print grouped in an Issue. Articles are assigned a DOI number (Digital Object Identifier) for citation and other purposes.

Publication fee
Currently publishing in Social Inquiry into Well-Being is free of charge. In other words, there are no article submission or article processing fees.