Frederick M. Brown, Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Lisa M. Miller, Ph.D., American Military University, Manassas, VA

Associate Editors:
Noémie Le Pertel, DACM, MS, MPH, MAPP, Columbia University
Elaine O’Brien, PhD, MAPP, Executive Director, Lifestyle Medicine: Body, Brain, Movement Science, Ocean Grove, NJ
Kimberly Sibille, MA, PhD, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Kathi Norman, PA-C, MSBS, MAPP, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


IPPA’s Health and Well-Being Division’s twice-yearly newsletter, The Chronicle of Advances in Positive Health and Well-Being, is dedicated to sharing with its members insights into the latest research related to the current body of knowledge on health maintenance, total well-being, and illness prevention.

Our publication welcomes submissions on a rolling basis from all IPPA members, regardless of division membership, and any related external parties. Articles can be in the form of descriptive abstracts of current studies in press or recently published; reviews of studies of related positive psychology work; critical book reviews; suggestions for novel media methodologies for data collection; and for best practices in applications in such health care settings as those areas listed below. Submissions are welcomed by our Editorial Board for their timeliness and appropriateness for our newsletter.

Submission Types:

Research and theory briefs: This section will highlight the latest theory and conceptual contributions, empirical basic and applied research, systematic reviews, and meta-analysis of recent work up to 1,000 words. The submission may include descriptions, extended abstracts, or annotated bibliographies.  It may also include articles and book chapters in progress, under review, submitted for publication, or recently published.

Extended Abstracts of current studies: These can be extended descriptions in journalist style of recently published or in-press articles, up to 1,200 words in length in text, with one table and one figure.

Reviews of related scientific works in other journals: These descriptive reviews can be up to 500 words in length, including their complete author references.

Book reviews: These can be up to 1,200 words in length, and must include some context regarding the book’s relevancy to current positive psychology literature or issues, highlight the book’s novel aspects, and include any creative comments regarding need for further elaborations on the book’s subject.

Novel media data-collection methodologies:  These descriptions of creative media methods for capturing scientifically useable information can be up to 1,200 words in length.

Practice Briefs: This section focuses on the applied research and practice areas of positive health and wellness up to 1,000 words in length. Cases, stories and vignettes, evaluations of the effectiveness of positive interventions in individual health practice, exercise and sports sciences, military health, organizational health, or healthcare organizations, essays on provocative issues in practice, white papers, and the like are invited. It is hoped that this section will provide practitioners a platform to share their experiences with each other and academics. In particular, discussion of practical concerns are also expected to help bridge research and practice and stimulate collaborative efforts.

News and Announcements:

Member related: What would you like to share about yourself with your division colleagues? Have you recently made a career move, published a new article, book chapter, or book, presented at a conference, earned an award or grant, secured funding, launched a new project, or something else notable? Please share with your editors at

External Opportunities: Opportunity announcements are invited for listings of funding sources, job availabilities, research collaborations, research conferences, and the like.

Submission Process:

To submit content for the publication, please email We will accept submissions on a rolling basis. To be considered for the winter 2018 publication, we must receive your content by January 15th, 2018.

Publication:  This newsletter is to be published twice yearly.

Given the wide range of our international audience, preference will be given to those submissions written simply and clearly in North American English, using typical manuscript formatting for American Psychological Association journals.




The Editors of The Chronicle of Advances in Positive Health and Well-Being assume no responsibility for statements and opinions advanced by the authors of its articles.

Any material that is directly or indirectly aimed to promote or advertise products or services will not be considered.