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The International Institute for Qualitative Methodology (IIQM) first published the International Journal of Qualitative Methods (IJQM) in 2002. It was one of the first open access journals to be published and remains the world’s only exclusively open access interdisciplinary qualitative methods journal.
IIQM (www.iiqm.ualberta.ca) was founded in 1998 and remains the world’s premier provider of conferences, courses and workshops focusing on qualitative methods.
IJQM seeks to further the vision and mission of IIQM: to be a vital, collaborative and transformative hub for all those who seek to use and advance qualitative inquiry for a better world.
What does IJQM publish?
IJQM publishes papers that report methodological advances, innovations, and insights in qualitative or mixed methods studies; it also publishes funded full studies using qualitative or mixed-methods.
What does IJQM stand for?
IJQM stands for five key values congruent with the IIQM mission:
- IJQM is interdisciplinary
IJQM publishes papers for all those who use qualitative methods, either individually or as part of mixed methods studies. Writers are encouraged to make their work accessible, useful, and usable to readers from different disciplines and professional groups.
- IJQM is open access
IJQM is committed to ensuring papers are available free to our readers.
All papers published in IJQM are open access.
- IJQM values diversity
IJQM is eclectic and values diversity; it publishes papers from the gamut of qualitative and mixed methods, techniques and philosophical approaches.
- IJQM stands for quality
All papers published in IJQM have been rigorously peer-reviewed by international experts. IJQM is overseen by an esteemed Editorial Board, led by an experienced editorial team of renowned methodologists, and is published by SAGE, a major international force shaping the field of qualitative methods.
- IJQM is influential
IJQM publishes papers that matter – some of the most cited and used papers around rigour, thematic analysis, phenomenology, grounded theory, interpretive description and reflexivity have been published in the journal. Publishing in IJQM gives your work prominence and visibility to IIQM’s global community of researchers.
Getting published in IJQM
To be published successfully in IJQM, authors are advised to make their papers highly accessible to readers from across disciplines and ensure that their submission clearly presents an advance, insight or innovation in qualitative methods.
Manuscripts that focus only on substantive findings, are unclear, or do not otherwise fit with the remit of IJQM will not be reviewed.
This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
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.
|Linda Liebenberg||Dalhousie University, Canada|
|Alexander Clark||University of Alberta, Canada|
|Raul Pacheco-Vega||Center for Economic Teaching and Research, CIDE, Mexico|
|Brigitte Smit||University of South Africa, South Africa|
|Karis Kin Fong Cheng||National University of Singapore, Singapore|
|Lisa Given||Swinburne University, Australia|
|Paul Galdas||University of York, UK|
|Jan Angus||University of Toronto, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, Canada|
|Ricardo Ayala||Universiteit Gent, Belgium|
|Clive Baldwin||St. Thomas University, Canada|
|Melanie Birks||James Cook University, Australia|
|Svend Brinkmann||Aalborg University, Denmark|
|Kathy Charmaz||Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, USA|
|D. Jean Clandinin||University of Alberta, Canada|
|Ricardo Contreras||ATLAS.ti Scientific Software Development GmbH, USA|
|Virginia Dickson-Swift||La Trobe University, Australia|
|Jason Ellis||Ashland University, USA|
|Martyn Hammersley||The Open University, UK|
|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|
|Dawn Johnston||Vancouver Psychology Centre, Canada|
|Heather Kanuka||University of Alberta, Canada|
|Louanne Keenan||University of Alberta, Canada|
|Amanda Kenny||La Trobe University, Australia|
|Philip Larkin||University College Dublin, Ireland|
|John Lewis||Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA|
|Pranee Liamputtong||Western Sydney University, Australia|
|Mary Ellen MacDonald||McGill University, Canada|
|Carl May||University of Southampton, UK|
|Sonja McIlfatrick||Professor of Nursing & Palliative Care, Head of School of Nursing, Ulster University, UK|
|Dermot Moran||University College Dublin, Ireland|
|David Morgan||Spalding University|
|Jan Morse||University of Utah, USA|
|Muhammad A. Z. Mughal||Durham University, UK|
|Benson Mulemi||Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Kenya|
|Flo Myrick||University of Alberta, Canada|
|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||RMIT University, Australia|
|Sam Porter||Professor of Nursing Sociology, Head of Department of Social Sciences and Social Work, Bournemouth University, UK|
|Cheryl-Anne Poth||University of Alberta, Canada.|
|Judith Preissle||University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA|
|Louise Racine||University of Saskatchewan, 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|
|Penny Tinkler||The University of Manchester, UK|
|Bilkis Vissandjee||Université de Montréal, Canada|
|Roger Watson||University of Hull, UK|
|Anthony Welch||Central Queensland University, Australia|
|Geoff Wong||University of Oxford, UK|
|Jan Morse, 2001-2004||University of Utah, USA|
|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|
This Journal recommends that authors follow the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals formulated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).
International Journal of Qualitative Methods is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site, https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijqm, to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines will be returned.
All authors will be automatically added to IJQM's reviewer pool. Because of this, it would be greatly appreciated for authors to specify their area of expertise when creating an account.
Only manuscripts that meet the aims and scope of IJQM will be reviewed.
As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.
If, after peer review, your manuscript is accepted for publication, a one-time Article Processing Charge (APC) is payable. This APC covers the cost of publication and ensures that your article will be freely available online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons license.
If you genuinely cannot afford the Article Processing Charge (APC), the corresponding author should submit a waiver request to the journal when payment is requested, after acceptance of the manuscript. Your ability to pay will not affect the editorial peer review outcome. Requests will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and priority for partial and full waivers will be given to authors who reside in the countries described by the Research4Life program. Waiver requests are assessed and granted by SAGE, not the Editor or editorial board, to ensure editorial independence.
The current Article Processing Charge (APC) is $1,000 for regular articles and $1,750 for qualitative study protocols ($1,500 for those submitted prior to February 1, 2017).
Students are eligible for a special rate of $375.