Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology

ISSN: 2079-7222 (Print)
            1445-7377 (Online)
Publication frequency: 3 issues per year (from 2016)

Accredited with the DHET (SAPSE)

Also available at www.ipjp.orgCo-published with RoutledgeThis is a fully Open Access journal that only publishes articles Open Access.

Aims & Scope

The Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology (IPJP) is intended to provide scholars in the Southern Hemisphere with an avenue through which they can express their scholarship. The IPJP also serves as a networking opportunity for scholars in the region as they undertake their research. Similar avenues do exist in the Northern Hemisphere (Europe and North America).

The IPJP is intended primarily as a forum for Southern African, Indian, Australian, Asian, New Zealand and Pacific Island scholars to discuss a broad range of phenomenological issues. However, contributions from the Northern Hemisphere will also be considered.

The underlying assumption of the IPJP is that phenomenology provides researchers with a unique research philosophy which allows them to explore issues central to the question of being human. It enables the richness of human experience to be fully explicated.

We particularly seek to support and encourage those scholars who feel the need for a further dimension in their research that would enable them to explore topics whose import lies beyond the reach of measurement and calibration, and in areas such as human meaning, experience, values, and truthfulness. Moreover, we envisage the Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology as providing established scholars and students with an avenue for publishing written material and undertaking new exploratory research in areas such as emotional sentiment, mental states, bodily experience and existence as well as social and interpersonal relationships, and the contexts in which these take place.



Christopher R Stones
Department of Psychology
Faculty of Humanities University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg 2001
South Africa

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Editorial Board

David Bogopa - Department of Sociology and Anthropology, NMU, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Sally Borbasi (Advisor to the Board) - Honourary Professor, The Australian Catholic University and Flinders University, Australia
Bruce Bradfield - Clinical Psychologist, Cape Town, South Africa
Roger Brooke - Department of Psychology, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, USA
Karin Dahlberg -School of Health and Caring Sciences, Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden
André de Koning - Jungian Psychoanalyst, Perth, Australia
Stuart Devenish - School of Ministry, Theology and Culture, Tabor College, Adelaide, Australia
Louise du Toit - Department of Philosophy, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Steve Edwards - Professor Emeritus of Psychology (University of Zululand), South Africa
Linda Finlay - Integrative Psychotherapist and Academic Consultant, York, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Kathleen Galvin - School of Health Sciences, University of Brighton, United Kingdom
Assie Gildenhuys - Department of Psychology, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Amedeo Giorgi (Advisor to the Board) - Graduate College of Psychology and Humanistic Studies, Saybrook University, San Francisco, USA
Philip Greenway - Counselling and Clinical Psychologist, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Steen Halling - Department of Psychology, Seattle University, USA
Manton Hirst (Advisor to the Board) - Anthropologist (rtd), King William's Town, South Africa
Paul MacDonald - Department of Philosophy, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia
Tom Martin - Department of Philosophy, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa
Rosie McLaren - Psychoanalytically orientated Psychotherapist, Perth, Australia
Chris Milton - Jungian Analyst, Auckland, New Zealand
Prevan Moodley - Department of Psychology, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Thomas Nenon - University of Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Ian Owen - Principal Integrative Psychotherapist, NHS Foundation, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Kalpana Ram - Department of Anthropology, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Brent Dean Robbins - Department of Psychology, Point Park University, Pittsburgh, USA
Dyann Ross - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
Robert Schweitzer - Department of Psychology, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Alon Segev  - Department of Philosophy, University of Illinois, Springfield, USA
Trish Sherwood - Psychotherapist and Educational Consultant, Brunswick, WA, Australia
Cheung On Tam - Department of Cultural and Creative Arts, Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Les Todres (Advisor to the Board)  - Institute of Health and Community Studies, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
Ron Valle - Awakening: A Center for Exploring Living and Dying, Brentwood, USA
Hennie van der Mescht - Professor Emeritus of Education (Rhodes University), South Africa
Max van Manen (Advisor to the Board) - Faculty of Education, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Rex van Vuuren - Professor Emeritus of Psychology (St Augustine College), South Africa
Peter Willis - School of Education, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia


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Latest Issue

Volume 17, Issue sup1, 2017: Positive Psychology and Phenomenology


Author(s): Tharina GuseAssociate Professor, Department of Psychology, South Africa
Pages: 1–3


On Baking a Cake: The Phenomenological Method in Positive Psychology
Author(s): Graham A. du PlessisSenior Research Fellow, Department of Psychology, South Africa, Carolina du PlessisCarolina du Plessis Lecturer, Department of Psychology, South Africa
Pages: 1–13
The Positive Experiences of Becoming a Psychologist: A Master’s Student’s Journey
Author(s): L. NelLecturer, Department of Psychology, South Africa, P. FouchéAssociate Professor, Department of Psychology, South Africa
Pages: 1–11
Exploring Psychological Well-Being and Positive Emotions in School Children Using a Narrative Approach
Author(s): Chiara RuiniAssociate Professor of Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology, Italy, Francesca VescovelliClinical Psychologist & PhD Candidate, Department of Psychology, Italy, Veronica CarpiClinical Psychologist, Italy, Licia MasoniJunior Assistant Professor, Department of Education Studies, Italy
Pages: 1–9


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