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Qualitative Health Research

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA
2013 Impact Factor: 1.625
2013 Ranking: 37/70 in Health Policy & Services
Source: 2013 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2014)

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

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

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Frequency: Monthly eISSN: 1552-7557 ISSN: 1049-7323
Months of Distribution: January , February , March , April , May , June , July , August , September , October , November , December Current Volume: 25 Current Issue: 7
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