This webpage outlines the principles, practices, and policies that form the basis of PositivePsychologyProgram.com and its content. Editorial staff and contributors will adhere to and be guided by these guidelines whenever and however they interact with the blog and its readers. The Editorial Guidelines are put in place and publicized to show that PositivePsychologyProgram.com and its staff adheres to the highest standards of editorial integrity when publishing content online.

Editorial Staff

Editor In Chief: Seph Fontane Pennock
Curator:
Content Editor: Seph Fontane Pennock

Principles of Publishing

PositivePsychologyProgram.com and its editorial staff and contributors adhere to a common set of blogging ethics as put forward by Morten Rand-Hendriksen (https://designisphilosophy.com/code-of-ethics-for-bloggers-social-media-and-content-creators/) and Tim O’Reilly (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blogger’s_Code_of_Conduct).

Content Guidelines

• Be factual
• Be relevant and timely
• Be inspiring
• Ask questions, then answer them
• Solve problems
• Propose solutions

Tone

• A healthy mix of an academic, personal and supportive tone
• Language level: native or advanced
• Jargon, industry terms, and acronyms should be explained
• 1st person or impersonal viewpoint
• Personal opinion may be expressed if explained and backed up by research or proof

Contributed content

When content is submitted by external contributors:
• Editor in Chief must confirm licensing and copyright
• Statement to the effect that the opinions expressed in the content are those of the contributor and not PositivePsychologyProgram’s must be clearly stated
• Contributor name must be clearly displayed
• Link to contributor online profile or site should be displayed when appropriate
• Contributor must adhere to Editorial Guidelines

Quoted and referenced content

When quoting or referencing published content:
• All quotes and references must be approved by Editor in Chief
• Quote no more than two paragraphs for a maximum of 200 words
• All quotes are displayed in block quote format, separate from other content
• All quotes are followed by the originator name in plain text and a link to originating source
• All references are displayed in italicized format
• All references are followed by the originator name in plain text and a link to originating source

Commenting

• All comments must be vetted by Editorial Staff
• When a comment is flagged as spam it is quarantined in the Spam folder
• When a comment is held for moderation Editorial Staff must approve, disapprove, or spam comment within 24 hours
• When a comment is disapproved Editorial Staff can contact commenter at their discretion
• When a comment is edited such edits should be clearly marked in comment and commenter should be notified by Editorial Staff
• Staff commenters must adhere to Editorial Guidelines when commenting