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Qualitative Health Research

2014 Impact Factor: 1.441
2014 Ranking: 42/71 in Health Policy & Services
Source: 2014 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2015)


eISSN: 15527557| ISSN: 10497323|Current volume: 26|Current issue: 7 Frequency: 14 Times/YearTimes/Year

Qualitative Health Research provides an international, interdisciplinary forum to enhance health care and further the development and understanding of qualitative research in health-care settings. The journal is an invaluable resource for researchers and academics, administrators and others in the health and social service professions, and graduates who seek examples of qualitative methods.  

Comprehensive Coverage

Each issue of Qualitative Health Research provides readers with a wealth of information - book reviews, commentaries on conceptual, theoretical, methodological and ethical issues pertaining to qualitative inquiry as well as articles covering research, theory and methods in the following areas:

  • Description and analysis of the illness experience
  • Experiences of caregivers
  • Health and health-seeking behaviors
  • Health care policy
  • Sociocultural organization of health care

A Variety of Perspectives

Qualitative Health Research
addresses a variety of perspectives including: cross-cultural health, family medicine, health psychology, health social work, medical anthropology, medical sociology, nursing, pediatric health, physical education, public health, and rehabilitation.  

In-Depth Timely Coverage

Articles in Qualitative Health Research examine an array of timely topics such as: experiencing illness giving care institutionalization substance abuse food, feeding and nutrition living with disabilities milestones and maturation monitoring health children's perspectives on health and illness.

Look Out for These Regular Special Features

  • Pearls, Pith and Provocation: This section fosters debate about significant issues, enhances communication of methodological advances and encourages the discussion of provocative ideas.
  • Computer Monitor: Here, articles related to computers and qualitative research are published.
  • Book Review Section: Each issue of Qualitative Health Research includes a book review section helping readers determine which publications will be most useful to them in practice, teaching and research.  


Where are our readers?

Qualitative Health Research
is on email to help us make the journal more interactive. Letters to the editor may be sent to vshannonqhr@gmail.com.

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

Qualitative Health Research is an international, interdisciplinary, refereed journal for the enhancement of health care and to further the development and understanding of qualitative research methods in health care settings. We welcome manuscripts in the following areas: the description and analysis of the illness experience, health and health-seeking behaviors, the experiences of caregivers, the sociocultural organization of health care, health care policy, and related topics. We also seek critical reviews and commentaries addressing conceptual, theoretical, methodological, and ethical issues pertaining to qualitative enquiry.

Editor
Janice M. Morse, PhD, FAAN University of Utah
Managing Editor
Vanessa L. Shannon Self-Employed Editor, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Associate Editors
Joan Bottorff, PhD, RN, FCAHS University of British Columbia–Okanagan, Canada
Julianne Cheek, PhD Ostfold University College, Halden, Norway
Jack Coulehan, MD SUNY at Stony Brook
Sally E. Thorne, PhD University of British Columbia, Canada
William Ventres, MD, MA University of El Salvador
Editorial Board
Michael Agar, PhD Ethknoworks
Patricia Bazeley, BA, PhD University of New South Wales, Australia
Keith V. Bletzer, PhD, MPH Arizona State University
Barbara Bowers RN, PhD, FAAN University of Wisconsin–Madison
Joyceen S. Boyle, PhD, RN, CTN, FAAN The University of Arizona
Svend Brinkmann, PhD Aalborg University, Denmark
Alex Broom, PhD The University of Queensland, Australia
Carlos Calderon, PhD, MD, MPH Osakidetza - Basque Health Service, Spain
Martha Ann Carey, PhD, RN Kells Consulting, Pennsylvania
Kathy Charmaz, PhD Sonoma State University, USA
Seung Eun Chung, PhD, RN Korea National University of Transportation, South Korea
Cesar A. Cisneros Puebla Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-Iztapalpa, Mexico
Adele Clarke, PhD University of California - San Francisco
Juliet Corbin, DNSc San Jose State University
Cheryl A. Cott, PhD University of Toronto, Canada
Benjamin F. Crabtree, PhD Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Carmen de la Cuesta-Benjumea, DUE, MSc, PhD University of Alicante, Spain
Arthur W. Frank, PhD University of Calgary, Canada
Uta Gerhardt, PhD Heidelberg University, Germany
Valerie Gilchrist, PhD University of Wisconsin
Jody Glittenberg Hinrichs, PhD, RN, FAAN, TCS University of Arizona
Hadass Goldblatt, PhD University of Haifa, Israel
Guendalina Graffigna, PhD Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
Maria Grypdonck, PhD University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber, PhD Boston College
Eleanor Holroyd, PhD, RN Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia
Ann P. Hutton, PhD, APRN University of Utah
Gail M. Jensen, PhD, PT, FAPTA Creighton University
Lea Kacen, PhD The Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Michele A. Kelley, ScD, MSW, MA University of Illinois at Chicago
Anton J. Kuzel, MD, MHPE Virginia Commonwealth University
Claudia Malacrida, PhD University of Lethbridge, Canada
Francisco J. Mercado Martinez, MD, PhD University of Guadalajara, Mexico
Kristy Kiel Martyn, PhD, RN, CPNP-BC Emory University
Maria Mayan, PhD University of Alberta, Canada.
William L. Miller, MD, MA Lehigh Valley Health Network, Pennsylvania
Carl Mitcham, BA, MA, PhD Colorado School of Mines
David L. Morgan, PhD Spalding University
Nancy A. Nickman, PhD, RPh University of Utah
Ariko Noji, RN, PHN, PhD Chiba University, Japan
Joe Norris, BA, BEd, MA, PhD Brock University, Canada
Joakim Öhlén, PhD Ersta Sköndal University College, Sweden
John Oliffe, PhD, MEd, RN University of British Columbia, Canada
Karin Olson, RN, PhD, CHPCN(c) University of Alberta, Canada
Louis A. Pagliaro, PharmD, PhD University of Alberta, Canada
Patricia F. Pearce, MPH, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP Loyola University New Orleans
Pertti J. Pelto, PhD University of Connecticut
Marie Poggenpoel, RN, PhD, FANSA University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Jayashree Ramakrishna, PhD, MPH National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences, Bangalore, India
Marilyn A. Ray, RN, PhD, CTN-A Florida Atlantic University
Margarete Sandelowski, PhD, RN, FAAN University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Sally Sargeant, PD, CPsychol Bond University, Australia
Kyung Rim Shin, EdD Ewha Woman's University, South Korea
Shirley Solberg, PhD, RN Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Massimiliano Tarozzi, PhD University of Bologna, Italy
Earmporn Thongkrajai, RN, PhD Khon Kaen University, Thailand
Martin Tolich, PhD Otago University, New Zealand
Bernardo Turnbull, DPhil Universidad Iberoamericana, México
Deborah K. van den Hoonaard St. Thomas University, Canada
Max van Manen, PhD University of Alberta, Canada
Judith Wuest, RN, PhD University of New Brunswick, Canada
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  • Qualitative Health Research (QHR) is an international, interdisciplinary, refereed journal for the enhancement of health care and furthering the development and understanding of qualitative research methods in health care settings. We welcome manuscripts in the following areas: the description and analysis of the illness experience, health and health-seeking behaviors, the experiences of caregivers, the sociocultural organization of health care, health care policy, and related topics. We also consider critical reviews; articles addressing qualitative methods; and commentaries on conceptual, theoretical, methodological, and ethical issues pertaining to qualitative inquiry.

    Authors interested in submitting a manuscript to the journal can download the Manuscript Submission Guidelines here.

    Submissions are handled online through the Qualitative Health Research SAGE Track site.  Please visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/qhr to begin the submission process.

    If you or your funder wish your article to be freely available online to nonsubscribers immediately upon publication (gold open access), you can opt for it to be included in SAGE Choice, subject to payment of a publication fee. The manuscript submission and peer review procedure is unchanged. On acceptance of your article, you will be asked to let SAGE know directly if you are choosing SAGE Choice. To check journal eligibility and the publication fee, please visit SAGE Choice. For more information on open access options and compliance at SAGE, including self author archiving deposits (green open access) visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

    The journal office can be contacted at vshannonqhr@gmail.com.

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

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