National Wellbeing Service: Journals 

The National Wellbeing Service publishes a range of daily health related online newsletters and in 2017 it launched three academic journals. In 2021 it launched the Journal of Ecopsychology.

The journals are published online and articles are peer reviewed. Each journal focuses on the theory, research and practice of the particular field. The journals are sponsored by professional bodies and corporate companies.

NWS Journals Central Article Hub

The National Wellbeing Service now provides a central hub for articles published in all four journals. The central hub lists all the articles published in date order. Visit the central hub listing for 2017.

NWS Directory of Journals (NWS DoJ)

The National Wellbeing Service (NWS) Directory of Journals (NWS DoJ) is an online directory that indexes journals. The Journal information includes the description, journal abbreviation, journal homepage link and ISSN. There is no fee for journal indexing. We do not provide impact factors or ratings.

Publication frequency

Journal items are published online as soon as they have been processed and are added to the “current” volume’s Table of Contents. On an occasional basis, the publishers may print a paper journal version of the articles published.

Article and page numbering

In order to publish accepted articles promptly, National Wellbeing Service journals will use article numbers instead of the traditional method of continuous pagination through any particular volume. (For convenience and to aid citation of quotes from the text, page numbers starting at page one will still be used within each article.)

Reference style

In the reference section authors should use one of the following citation style: APA Style®. Currently this is the 7th edition. It must be used consistently and authorship of cited works is adequately attributed, with all information necessary to locate cited material included. (The APA kindly provide a free short online tutorial designed for those who have no previous knowledge of APA Style®.)

Citing articles

The articles from journals can be cited in the following style which need to include the article URL:

O’Riordan, S., & Palmer, S. (2017). An International Perspective on Coaching Psychology: Education, Practice and Development as a Profession. European Journal of Applied Positive Psychology, 1, 4, 1-5.

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

International Journal of Stress Prevention and Wellbeing: ISSN 2397-7698

European Journal of Counselling Theory, Research and Practice: ISSN 2398-5607

European Journal of Applied Positive Psychology: ISSN 2397-7116

Journal of Ecopsychology: ISSN: 2752-5260

Competing interests

Authors must declare any competing interests or state that no competing interests exist.


Authors must declare what, if any, financial support they received for the research.


Authors are only allowed to add an acknowledgment to the manuscript after it has been accepted for publication in order to ensure the masked peer-review process. Acknowledgments are placed on the first page of the contribution.

Licensing and Open Access

All contributions will be published with a standard subscription-based access and you will not be charged a fee unless you indicate that you want the Open Access (OA) option. However, currently the publisher has made available all articles on a read only basis on the journal websites.

National Wellbeing Service Ltd (ie the publisher) Open Articles are published under Creative Commons licenses. With a Creative Commons license, the author(s) retain the copyright but allow others to copy and distribute the work provided they give author(s) credit, subject to the conditions of the relevant Creative Commons license as below.

Wellcome Trust and RCUK funded authors publishing in National Wellbeing Service journals can use the Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY) for their articles. (This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation.) See:

All other authors may use the following Creative Commons licenses:

•Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial license (CC BY-NC). (This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms.) See:

•Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives license (CC BY-NC-ND). (This license only allows others to download your works and share them with others as long as they credit you, but they can’t change them in any way or use them commercially). See:

Introductory journal OA fees in 2017: £100 plus VAT.

For further information about Creative Commons licenses:

Listing of NWS Journal

The National Wellbeing Service journals are listed on the following sites:

  1. The NWS Journals Central Hub
  2. Psychology journals section of the Fandom Psychology Wiki

Mailing address

Dr Stephen Palmer, National Wellbeing Service, 156 Westcombe Hill, London, SE3 7DH.


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