Journal of Mixed Methods Research
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Journal of Mixed Methods Research

2014 Impact Factor: 2.186
2014 Ranking: 7/95 in Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
Source: 2014 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2015)

Editors
Michael D. Fetters Professor of Family Medicine, University of Michigan Health System
Dawn Freshwater Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Western Australia, Australia and Pro Vice-Chancellor for Organisational Effectiveness, University of Leeds, UK

eISSN: 15586901| ISSN: 15586898|Current volume: 9|Current issue: 2 Frequency: Quarterly
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For details about developing publishable manuscripts in mixed methods, please read this editorial:
http://mmr.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/1/2/107

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Mixed methods research is defined as research in which the investigator collects and analyzes data, integrates the findings, and draws inferences using both qualitative and quantitative approaches or methods in a single study or program of inquiry.

The Journal of Mixed Methods Research (JMMR) is an innovative, quarterly, international publication that focuses on empirical, methodological, and theoretical articles about mixed methods research across the social, behavioral, health, and human sciences. Supported by the premier researchers and practitioners in mixed methods research, including such luminaries as John Creswell, Abbas Tashakkori, Alan Bryman, Michael Fetters, Donna Mertens, David Morgan, Michael Patton, and Charles Teddlie (to name a few), each issue explores:

  • Original mixed methods research that fits the definition of mixed methods research; explicitly integrates the quantitative and qualitative aspects of the study; adds to the literature on mixed methods research; and makes a contribution to a substantive area in the scholar’s field of inquiry; and
  • Methodological/theoretical topics that advance knowledge about mixed methods research, such as:
    • Type of research/evaluation questions
    • Types of designs
    • Sampling and/or measurement procedures
    • Approaches to data analysis
    • Validity
    • Software applications
    • Paradigm stance
    • Writing structures
    • The value and use of mixed methods research

Not only does JMMR offer original mixed methods research and methodological/theoretical discussions, it also includes insightful reflections by the distinguished editors on important issues in mixed methods research and extensive book and software reviews with practical applications.

The Journal of Mixed Methods Research's scope includes

  • Explore terminology and nomenclature used in mixed methods research
  • Providing a forum for discussion of parameters effecting mixed methods research
  • Creating the paradigmatic and philosophical foundations for mixed methods research
  • Illuminating design and procedure issues
  • Determining the logistics of conducting mixed methods research

EDITORIAL BOARD
The editorial board consists of distinguished international researchers in the social, behavioral, health, and human sciences with expertise in quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research. Editorial board members' names and affiliations are found under the Editorial Board link.

The Journal of Mixed Methods Research is a premiere outlet for ground-breaking and seminal work in the field of mixed methods research, as well as a primary forum for the growing community of international and multidisciplinary scholars of mixed methods research.

The Journal of Mixed Methods Research serves as a premiere outlet for ground-breaking and seminal work in the field of mixed methods research. Of primary importance will be building an international and multidisciplinary community of mixed methods researchers. The journal's scope includes exploring a global terminology and nomenclature for mixed methods research, delineating where mixed methods research may be used most effectively, creating the paradigmatic and philosophical foundations for mixed methods research, illuminating design and procedure issues, and determining the logistics of conducting mixed methods research. JMMR invites articles from a wide variety of international perspectives, including academics and practitioners from psychology, sociology, education, evaluation, health sciences, geography, communication, management, family studies, marketing, social work, and other related disciplines across the social, behavioral, and human sciences.

Manuscripts are encouraged that address:

  • Original mixed methods research in the social, behavioral, health, and human sciences. These manuscripts must:
    • fit the definition of mixed methods research by collecting and analyzing data, integrating the findings, and drawing inferences using both qualitative and quantitative approaches or methods;
    • explicitly integrate the quantitative and qualitative aspects of the study; and
    • discuss how they add to the literature on mixed methods research in addition to making a contribution to a substantive area in the scholar’s field of inquiry.

Original research manuscripts that do not show integration or discuss how they add to the mixed methods literature will be returned to the author(s).

  • Methodological/theoretical issues that advance knowledge about mixed methods research, such as:
    • Type of research/evaluation questions
    • Types of designs
    • Sampling and/or measurement procedures
    • Approaches to data analysis
    • Validity
    • Software applications
    • Paradigm stance
    • Writing structures
    • The value and use of mixed methods research
    • Theoretical lenses
    • Cultural issues
    • Ethical issues
    • Quality in mixed methods research

The JMMR also publishes reviews of books and software that are of interest to mixed methods researchers.

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

Editors
Michael D. Fetters Professor of Family Medicine, University of Michigan Health System
Dawn Freshwater Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Western Australia, Australia and Pro Vice-Chancellor for Organisational Effectiveness, University of Leeds, UK
Associate Editors
Lisa Bowleg The George Washington University
Jane Cahill University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Jennifer C. Greene University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
Sharlene Hesse-Biber Boston College
Nataliya V. Ivankova University of Alabama at Birmingham
Jose F. Molina-Azorin University of Alicante, Spain
Rogério M. Pinto Columbia University
Vicki L. Plano Clark University of Cincinnati, OH
Huso Yi The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Managing Editor
Rachel Benton University of Leeds, UK
Media Editor
Tim C. Guetterman University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
Editorial Board
Michael Bamberger Independent Consultant
Patricia Bazeley Research Support P/L and Australian Catholic University, Australia
Gert Biesta Brunel University London, UK
Thomas W. Christ University of Bridgeport
Kathleen M. T. Collins University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Leslie A. Curry Yale University
Naydene de Lange University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Michael R. Duke University of Memphis
Denise O'Neil Green Ryerson University, Canada
Hisako Kakai Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan
Linda S. Mabry Washington State University Vancouver
Joseph A. Maxwell George Mason University
Isadore Newman Florida International University
Katrin Niglas Tallinn University, Estonia
Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie Sam Houston State University
Susan Parnell University of Cape Town, South Africa
Michael Quinn Patton Utilization-Focused Evaluation, Saint Paul, MN
Pierre Pluye McGill University, Canada
Cheryl Poth University of Alberta, Canada.
Tonette S. Rocco Florida International University
Margarete Sandelowski University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Abbas Tashakkori University of North Texas, USA
Charles Teddlie Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Linda Thurston Kansas State University
Jennifer Wisdom George Washington University, USA
Michael Woolcock University of Manchester, UK
Founding Editors
John W. Creswell University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA
Abbas Tashakkori University of North Texas, USA
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  • The Journal of Mixed Methods Research's (JMMR) scope includes exploring global terminology and nomenclature for mixed methods research, delineating where mixed methods research may be used most effectively, creating the paradigmatic and philosophical foundations for mixed methods research, illuminating design and procedure issues, and determining the logistics of conducting mixed methods research. JMMR uses a double-blind review process and manuscripts are generally reviewed by three scholars, at least one of which serves on the JMMR editorial board. The journal aims to have each manuscript go through its initial review within 4 months of receipt.

    SUBMITTING THE MANUSCRIPT

    Electronic Submissions

    JMMR uses an online submission and review platform. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jmmr. Authors will be required to set up an online account on the SageTrack system powered by ScholarOne. From their account, a new submission can be initiated. Authors will be asked to provide the required information (author names and contact information, abstract, keywords, etc.) and to upload the "title page" and "main document" separately to ensure that the manuscript is ready for a blind review. The site contains links to an online user's guide (Get Help Now) for help navigating the site.

    If you have any questions about the submission process please contact:

    Rachel Benton
    Editorial Assistant, Journal of Mixed Methods Research University of Leeds, UK
    Email: jmmr@leeds.ac.uk

    Authors who need to publish their articles via open access due to institutional or funding agency requirements are welcome to submit to JMMR. The journal participates in SAGE Choice, SAGE’s open access option for authors. For more about SAGE Choice, please click here http://www.sagepub.com/sagechoice/faq.sp

    SUBMITTING MEDIA REVIEWS
    Guidelines for preparing and submitting Media Reviews are available from the Editors.

    MANUSCRIPT EXPECTATIONS

    JMMR publishes two types of manuscripts: empirical research and methodological/theoretical discussions.

    For details about developing publishable mixed methods articles, please read this editorial:

    Publishing Mixed Methods

    ResearchManuscripts that report empirical mixed methods research in the social, behavioral, health, and human sciences. These manuscripts must:

    • fit the definition of mixed methods research by collecting and analyzing data, integrating the findings, and drawing inferences using both qualitative and quantitative approaches or methods; 
    • explicitly integrate the quantitative and qualitative aspects of the study; and
    • discuss how they add to the literature on mixed methods research in addition to making a contribution to a substantive area in the scholar’s field of inquiry.

    Original research manuscripts that do not show integration or discuss how they add to the mixed methods literature will be returned to the author(s).

    Manuscripts that discuss methodological/theoretical issues that advance knowledge about mixed methods research.
    These manuscripts must:

    • Address an important mixed methods topic;
    • Adequately incorporate existing literature; and
    • Contribute to our understanding of mixed methods research.

    MANUSCRIPT REQUIREMENTS

    Title Page: Prepare a title page that includes the manuscript title, authors and affiliations, contact information for the corresponding author, and author acknowledgements, if relevant. The author names should only appear in the title page document. Manuscripts should be prepared with author names blinded throughout to facilitate the review process.

    Style:
    All manuscripts should conform to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th Edition). The entire document should be double spaced and left justified, use a 12-point font, and have pages numbered consecutively. Authors should prepare an abstract and 3-5 key words. The manuscript should be prepared in MS Word (.doc) or rich text format (.rtf) and include: the text, references, endnotes, appendix(ces), tables, and figures. References, endnotes, tables, and figures must be on separate pages. Figures may also be placed into separate files. Indicate the approximate placement of each table and figure within the text with a comment such as "Insert Figure 1 about here." Please use endnotes instead of footnotes. Authors should use U.S. spellings and all references to authors within the manuscript should be blinded (such as by replacing author names in citations with XXXXXX).

    Word Limits: The full manuscript (including references, appendices, and tables) should not exceed 10,000 words in length for empirical studies and 8,000 words for methodological/theoretical discussions. In addition, authors should prepare an abstract limited to 120 words. Manuscripts that substantially exceed the stated word limitations will be returned to the author(s).

    Originality of the Manuscript: Authors submitting manuscripts to JMMR should not simultaneously submit them to another journal, nor should manuscripts have been published elsewhere in substantially similar form or with substantially similar content. Authors who have submitted manuscripts to other journals based on the same data are asked to state this in their cover letter and to submit copies of these other papers/publications for review by the Editors at the time of submitting a manuscript to JMMR. Authors in doubt about what constitutes prior publication should consult the Editors.

    Obtaining Permissions: Obtaining permission for any quoted or reprinted material that requires permission is the responsibility of the author.

    Submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish in JMMR.

    REVIEW CRITERIA

    The review criteria for empirical research include:

    • Noteworthiness of the problem
    • Theoretical framework
    • Fit of questions to mixed methods design
    • Mixed methods design
    • Mixed methods sampling
    • Mixed methods analysis and integration
    • Insightfulness of discussion
    • Writing quality
    • Quality of conclusions
    • Contribution to mixed methods literature
    • Interest to JMMR readership

    The review criteria for methodological/theoretical discussions include:

    • Addresses an important topic
    • Adequacy of the literature
    • Soundness of the argument
    • Originality of the suggestions
    • Writing quality
    • Contribution to mixed methods literature
    • Interest to JMMR readership

    Obtaining English-Language help for your Submission:

    Authors who would like to refine the use of English in their manuscripts might consider using the services of a professional English-language editing company. We highlight some of these companies at http://www.sagepub.com/journalgateway/engLang.htm.

    Please be aware that SAGE has no affiliation with these companies and makes no endorsement of them. An author's use of these services in no way guarantees that his or her submission will ultimately be accepted. Any arrangement an author enters into will be exclusively between the author and the particular company, and any costs incurred are the sole responsibility of the author.

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