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International Journal of Qualitative Methods

International Journal of Qualitative Methods

eISSN: 16094069 | ISSN: 16094069 | Current volume: 22 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: Yearly

Journal Highlights

  • Impact Factor: 5.4 Ranked 5/110 in Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary – SSCI
  • Indexed In: Clarivate Analytics: Social Science Citation Index, the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), and Scopus
  • Launched In: 2002
  • Publication is subject to payment of an article processing charge (APC)
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International Journal of Qualitative Methods (IJQM) is a peer-reviewed open access journal which focuses on methodological advances, innovations, and insights in qualitative or mixed methods studies. Please see the Aims and Scope tab for further information.

This journal is published in association with International Institute for Qualitative Methodology (IIQM)

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

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Publication in the journal is subject to payment of an article processing charge (APC). The APC serves to support the journal and ensures that articles are freely accessible online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons license.

The APC for this journal is currently 2650 USD for regular articles and 1750 USD for qualitative study protocols.

Students are eligible for a special rate of 75% off the current APC as long as they are the first and corresponding author. Validation of status is required after submission.

The International Institute for Qualitative Methodology (IIQM) members will receive a 25% discount on the APC.

The article processing charge (APC) is payable when a manuscript is accepted after peer review, before it is published. The APC is subject to taxes where applicable. Please see further details here


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The International Journal of Qualitative Methods is the peer-reviewed interdisciplinary open access journal of the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology (IIQM) at the University of Alberta, Canada.

The journal was established in 2002 as an eclectic and international forum for papers reporting original methodological insights, study design innovations, and funded-project proposals using qualitative or mixed methods research that are useful to the global research community.

Our goal is to publish sound research. This means we look for research that adheres to ethical standards, uses robust methodologies that are transparent and reproducible, and uses appropriate statistical analyses to ensure clear, credible, and trustworthy results. We care more about the quality and reliability of the contribution an article makes than we do the size of that contribution. IJQM evaluates manuscripts based on how the research was conducted and reported.

Linda Liebenberg Dalhousie University, Canada
Corresponding Editor
Linda Liebenberg Dalhousie University, Canada
Editor (Africa)
Mokgaetji Somo University of South Africa, South Africa
Editor (Americas)
Michelle Teti University of Missouri, USA
Editor (Asia)
Karis Kin Fong Cheng University of Tokyo, Japan
Editor (Australasia)
Jackie Sanders School of Social Work, Massey University
Editor (Europe)
Tanja Kovacic NUI Galway, Ireland
Editor (Middle East)
Özlem Erden-Basaran TED University, Turkey
Editor (South America)
Magda Faria Rio de Janeiro State University, Brazil
Editorial Review Board
Ayobami Precious Adekola, PhD University of South Africa, South Africa
Fatimah Zailly Ahmad Ramli, PhD Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
Sue Becker, PhD University of Hull, UK
Felice D. Billups, Ed.D. Educational Leadership Program at Johnson & Wales University, USA
Martha Ann Carey, PhD, RN Kells Consulting, Pennsylvania, USA
Simon Clay, PhD National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Australia
Christopher Collins, PhD Pepperdine University, USA
Anna Colom, PhD The Open University, UK
Mohammed Al-Sheikh Hassan, PhD Birmingham City University, United Kingdom
Jane Karpa, RPN, PhD Faculty of Health Studies, Department of Psychiatric Nursing, Canada
Jonas Lander, DrPH Hannover Medical School, Germany
Rebecca Meraz, PhD, MSN, RN Baylor University's Louise Herrington School of Nursing, USA
Naohiro Nakamura, PhD The University of the South Pacific, Fiji
Kerstin Roger, PhD University of Manitoba, Canada
Editorial Board
Tony E. Adams Bradley University, USA
Ricardo Ayala Universiteit Gent, Belgium
Melanie Birks James Cook University, Australia
Svend Brinkmann Aalborg University, Denmark
Kathy Charmaz Sonoma State University
D. Jean Clandinin University of Alberta, Canada
Virginia Dickson-Swift, PhD La Trobe University, Australia
Martyn Hammersley The Open University, UK
Andrew Hatala University of Manitoba, Canada
Mark Hayter University of Hull, Nursing Faculty of Health and Social Care, UK
Gina Higginbottom University of Nottingham, UK
Cindy Jardine University of Alberta, Canada
Amanda Kenny La Trobe University, Australia
Pranee Liamputtong VinUniversity, Vietnam
Mary Ellen Macdonald McGill University, Canada
Dermot Moran University College Dublin, Ireland
David Morgan Portland State University, USA
Jan Morse University of Utah, USA
Muhammad A. Z. Mughal King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia
Benson Mulemi Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Kenya
David Nicholas University of Calgary, Canada
Jane Noyes Prifysgol Bangor University, UK
Karin Olson University of Alberta, Canada
John Paley Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Sarah Pink University of Sydney, Australia
Cheryl-Anne Poth University of Alberta, Canada
Rosemary Reilly Concordia University, Canada
Margarete Sandelowski The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Jude Spiers University of Alberta, Canada
Sally Thorne University of British Columbia, Canada
Geoff Wong University of Oxford, UK
Founding Editor-in-Chief
Jan Morse, 2001-2004 University of Utah, USA
Former Editors-in-Chief
Jude Spiers, 2004-2007 University of Alberta, Canada
Karin Olson, 2007-2009 University of Alberta, Canada
Cindy Jardine, 2009-2012 University of Alberta, Canada
Sarah Stahlke Wall, 2013-2015 University of Alberta, Canada
Alexander Clark, 2013-2017 University of Alberta, Canada
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  • Manuscript submission guidelines can be accessed on Sage Journals.