- FEBRUARY 2017 -


Nearly 500 Abstracts and Presentations were submitted for consideration for the ISQOLS 2017 Annual Conference in Innsbruck, Austria!

Notification of acceptance will be e-mailed to the presenting author by March 30th, 2017 together with detailed information and guidelines.

Find out more at: http://www.isqols2017.org/


The International Handbooks of Quality of Life Research: CALL FOR PAPERS

Editor: Graciela Tonon

Publish your next book in this series! The International Handbooks of Quality of Life Research offer extensive bibliographic resources. They present literature reviews of the many sub-disciplines and areas of study within the growing field of quality of life research. Handbooks in the series focus on capturing and reviewing the quality of life research literature in specific life domains, on specific populations, or in relation to specific disciplines or sectors of industry. In addition, the Handbooks cover measures of quality of life and well-being, providing annotated bibliographies of well-established measures, methods, and scales.

We look forward to receiving your book proposal Please contact Series Editor Graciela Tonon: gtonon1@palermo.edu For more information about the series: http://www.springer.com/series/8365

Community Quality-of-Life and Well-Being: CALL FOR PAPERS

Community Quality of Life and WellBeing Editor: Phillips, Rhonda

Publish your next book in this series! Community Quality of Life and Well-being book series is a collection of volumes related to community level research, providing community and regional well-being innovative research and application. 

Research on issues such as societal happiness, quality of life domains in the policy construct, measuring and gauging progress, dimensions planning and community development, and related topics are anticipated.

The Editor welcomes proposals for both edited volumes and authored monographs contributions on topics such as:  Quality of Life in Communities,  Societal Happiness,  Social Health and Well-Being, Life Satisfaction in various life domains, Well-Being Theories and Applications, Quality of Life for Policy Development,  Measuring and Gauging Quality of Life, Dimensions of Planning and Community Development, Indicators of Well-Being, Overall Community Well-Being We look forward to receiving your book proposal

Please contact Series Editor Rhonda Phillips: rphillips@purdue.edu

For more information about the series: http://www.springer.com/series/13761


February 2017 Membership Highlight: Wolfgang Glatzer



"My international career has been influenced rather positive by ISQOLS."

Click here to read Wolfgang Glatzer's profile

For more on Wolfgang Glatzer's work in Quality-of-Life studies, please watch this video interview.



ISQOLS Monthly Guest Blog:

"What Backpacking Teaches About Quality of Life"

by ISQOLS member, John de Graaf

"I’d like to propose another metaphor for thinking about achieving and measuring a high quality of life.  I think of it as the backpacking theory of wellbeing."

Click here to read the entire blog.

ISQOLS welcomes guest bloggers to write on topics related to Quality-of-Life, Happiness, and Well-being research! Blog articles will be posted to the isqols.org website.

Please read guidelines, requirements, and submission instructions here.


Ruut Veenhoven Speaks at Purdue Honors College

Longtime ISQOLS member, Ruut Veenhoven, presented, "Greater Happiness for a Greater Number: How Can that Be Achieved?" at the Purdue Honors College, USA.

What is happiness?  What makes us happy? Why does happiness matter? Ruut Veenhoven, Emeritus Professor of Social Conditions for Human Happiness at Erasmus University Rotterdam shared his insight on the subjective enjoyment of life during a week-long stay at the Purdue Honors College. Veenhoven’s campus visit included a public research talk, guest lectures, receptions with Purdue faculty and a Valentine’s Day celebration with students. Read more here.



ISQOLS community mourns the loss of Professor and Dr. Hans Rosling, a Swedish medical doctor/epidemiologist/QOL researcher.


Dr. Rosling was a role model among many in the quality-of-life/well-being research community. He certainly was a great hero to many of us. The world has lost a visionary and an inspiration to all who believed and used the science of quality of life and human well-being. He has been the public face of the QOL/well-being research community. We will miss him dearly.

Read more here.  


Quality-of-Life Related News, Links, Resources


Quality of Life Research. Volume 26 Number 2 and Volume 26 Number 3 are now available online.


Social Indicators Research. Volume 130 Number 3is now available online


Journal of Happiness Studies. Volume 18 Number 1 is now available online.


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