Journal Spotlight: Qualitative Journals

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Some journals focus on disciplinary content, while others focus on research methods and approaches. The journals highlighted in this post are dedicated to publishing qualitative studies. The first three include research from across disciplines, while the second three present articles from within specific disciplines. Don’t be deterred by the disciplinary directions of these journals, since sometimes we can learn from the methods used, even when the topic is not in our field of study.


International Journal of Qualitative Methods

According to the description, IJQM “is an eclectic international forum for insights, innovations and advances in methods and study designs using qualitative or mixed methods research.” This is an interdisciplinary, open access journal. In addition to the regular journal, special issues are offered periodically. Find submission guidelines here.

An article from the current issue is “Synthesizing Qualitative Research: Reflections and Lessons Learnt by Two New Reviewers” by Dia Soilemezi and Skaiste Linceviciute.


Qualitative Inquiry

This journal provides an interdisciplinary forum for qualitative methodology and related issues in the human sciences.” See the current issue for new articles. One of the most-read articles from this journal is: “Five Misunderstandings About Case-Study Research” by Bent Flyvbjerg.

If you are interested in contributing your work, find submission guidelines here.

(Since it is not open access, you will need to use the link provided at the top of this post for credentials needed to access the journal site.)


Qualitative Research

QR is dedicated to publishing “original research and review articles on the methodological diversity and multi-disciplinary focus of qualitative research.” Browse the current issue here.

One of the most read articles is: “Now I see it, now I don’t: researcher’s position and reflexivity in qualitative research” by Roni Berger.

Submission guidelines are posted for potential contributors.

(Since it is not open access, you will need to use the link provided at the top of this post for credentials needed to access the journal site.)


Global Qualitative Nursing Research  

This open access journal focuses on qualitative research “in fields relevant to nursing and other health professionals world-wide.” Browse the current issue here. One of the most-read articles is: “Situating and Constructing Diversity in Semi-Structured Interviews” by Michele J. McIntosh and Janice M. Morse

 

Submission guidelines are posted for potential contributors.

 


Qualitative Health Research 

This journal aims to serve as an “international, interdisciplinary forum to enhance health care and further the development and understanding of qualitative research in health-care settings.” See the current issue for new articles.

One of the most-read and most-cited articles is: “Sample Size in Qualitative Interview Studies” by Kirsti Malterud, Volkert Dirk Siersma, Ann Dorrit Guassora.

Learn more about submitting your articles here.


Qualitative Social Work

This journal aims to serve as “a forum for those interested in qualitative research and evaluation and in qualitative approaches to practice. The journal facilitates interactive dialogue and integration between those interested in qualitative research and methodology and those involved in the world of practice.” Browse the current issue here.

One of the most-read articles is: “Bracketing in Qualitative Research” by Lea Tufford and Peter Newman.

Submission guidelines are posted for potential contributors.


References

Berger, R. (2013). Now I see it, now I don’t: researcher’s position and reflexivity in qualitative research. Qualitative Research, 15(2), 219-234. doi:10.1177/1468794112468475

Flyvbjerg, B. (2006). Five misunderstandings about case-study research. Qualitative Inquiry, 12(2), 219-245. doi:10.1177/1077800405284363

Malterud, K., Siersma, V. D., & Guassora, A. D. (2015). Sample size in qualitative interview studies. Qualitative Health Research, 26(13), 1753-1760. doi:10.1177/1049732315617444

McIntosh, M. J., & Morse, J. M. (2015). Situating and constructing diversity in semi-structured interviews. Global Qualitative Nursing Research, 2, 2333393615597674. doi:10.1177/2333393615597674

Soilemezi, D., & Linceviciute, S. (2018). Synthesizing qualitative research: Reflections and lessons learnt by two new reviewers. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 17(1), 1609406918768014. doi:10.1177/1609406918768014

Tufford, L., & Newman, P. (2012). Bracketing in qualitative research. Qualitative Social Work, 11(1), 80-96. doi:10.1177/1473325010368316

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