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Global Qualitative Nursing Research

Global Qualitative Nursing Research

eISSN: 23333936 | ISSN: 23333936 | Current volume: 10 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: Yearly

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Global Qualitative Nursing Research (GQNR) is an open access peer reviewed journal focusing on qualitative research in fields relevant to nursing and other health professionals worldwide. Please see the Aims and Scope tab for further information.

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 licence.

Members of the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology are entitled to a 25% discount on the APC.

The article processing charge (APC) for this journal is is 2000 USD.


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Special Sections

Global Qualitative Nursing Research has the following special sections open for submission and publication:

  • Ethics
  • Methodological Development
  • Advancing Theory/Metasynthesis
  • Establishing Evidence
  • Application to Practice

Authors can publish translated versions of their article alongside the English version. Please see Submission Guidelines Section 6 for more details.

Global Qualitative Nursing Research (GQNR) is a ground breaking, international, peer-reviewed, open-access journal focusing on qualitative research in fields relevant to nursing world-wide. The journal specializes in topics related to nursing practice, responses to health, illness, and disability, health promotion, healthcare delivery, and global issues that affect nursing and healthcare. GQNR also welcomes qualitative studies pertinent to nursing that advance knowledge of diversity and systemic biases (e.g., racism), including the intersection of multiple oppressions and social identities, that shape experiences of health and illness, nursing and healthcare, and their implications for health equity. The journal provides a forum for sharing qualitative research from around the world that has international relevance for nursing.

GQNR will publish research articles using qualitative methods and qualitatively-driven mixed-method designs as well as meta-syntheses and articles focused on methodological development. Special sections include Ethics, Methodological Development, Advancing Theory/Metasynthesis, Establishing Evidence, and Application to Practice.

The article processing charge (APC) for this journal is currently $2000 USD. Students are eligible for a special rate of 75% off. The APC is payable upon acceptance.

Authors are able to publish translated versions of their article alongside the English version. Please see submission guidelines section 6 for more details.

Our goal is to publish sound science. This means we look for research that adheres to ethical standards, uses appropriate and rigorous methodologies that are transparent and meaningfully coherent to ensure clear, credible, and trustworthy results. We care more about the quality and significance of the contribution an article makes than we do the size of that contribution. Global Qualitative Nursing Research evaluates manuscripts based on how the research was conducted and reported.

Joan L. Bottorff, PhD, RN, FCAHS, FAAN University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, Canada
Editorial Board
Lydia Azioto, PhD University of Ghana, Ghana
Terese Bondas, PhD, LicHSc, MHSc, RN, PHN University of Stavanger, Norway
Andreu Bover Bover, PhD, MSc University of Balearic Islands, Spain
Karen Lucas Breda, PhD, RN University of Hartford, USA
Petra Brysiewicz, PhD, MN, fANSA, FAAN, ASSAf University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Jane L. Cahill, MA (Hons Cantab), PhD University of Leeds, UK
Engle Angela Chan, RN, PhD The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Seung Eun Chung, PhD, RN Korea National University of Transportation, South Korea
Lauren Clark, RN, PhD, FAAN University of California at Los Angeles, USA
Aileen Collier, BSc(Hons), PhD Aged Care and Palliative Care Nursing, Northern Adelaide Local Health Network and Flinders University
Juliette Corbin, DNSc San Jose State University, USA
F.M. Dastjerdi, RN, PhD York University, Canada
Carmen de la Cuesta-Benjumea, PhD University of Alicante, Spain
Maria do Céu Barbieri, RN, MSc, PhD University of Huelva, Spain
Charlene Downing, PhD, RN University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Azita Emami, PhD, MSN, RNT, RN, FAAN University of Washington, USA
Dawn Freshwater, PhD University of Auckland, New Zealand
Kathleen T. Galvin, PhD, BScN University of Brighton, UK
Joanne M. Hall, PhD, RN, FAAN University of Tennessee, USA
Miyoung Kim, RN, PhD, MBA Ewha Womans University, South Korea
Marit Kirkevold, RN, EdD University of Oslo, Norway
Jay Jung Jae Lee, PhD, RN School of Nursing, LKS Faculty of Medicine The University of Hong Kong
Frances Lin, RN, PhD College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University, South Australia, Australia
Mette Spliid Ludvigsen, PhD, MScN, RN Aarhus University Insititute of Clinical Medicine, Denmark
Aimei Mao, PhD Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau, Macau
Kristy K. Martyn, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, FNP-BC, FAAN  
Ariko Noji, RN, PHN, PhD Chiba University, Japan
Joakim Öhlén, PhD University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Karin Olson, PhD, RN University of Alberta, Canada
Patrick Palmieri, DHSc, DPhil (Hon), EdS, MBA, MSN, PGDip(Oxon), ACNP, RN, CPHRM, CPHQ, FACHE, FISQu Norbert Wiener Private University, Lima, Peru
Zane Robinson Wolf, PhD, RN, FAAN La Salle University, USA
Beth L. Rodgers, PhD, RN, FAAN University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
Beatriz Sánchez–Herrera, RN, GNP, MNSc. Universidad de La Sabana, Colombia
Kyung Rim Shin, RN, EdD, FAAN Ewha Woman's University, South Korea
Sally E. Thorne, PhD, RN, FCAHS University of British Columbia, Canada
Colleen Varcoe, RN, PhD University of British Columbia, Canada
Yijin Wu, PhD Shandong University, Shandong, China
Judith Wuest, PhD University of New Brunswick, Canada
Founding Editor
  • Clarivate Analytics: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • Google Scholar: h-5 index - 11, h-5 median - 13
  • ProQuest
  • PubMed Central (PMC)
  • Scopus
  • Manuscript submission guidelines can be accessed on Sage Journals.