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International Review of Qualitative Research

International Review of Qualitative Research


eISSN: 19408455 | ISSN: 19408447 | Current volume: 14 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Quarterly

Both academically sound and partisan, IRQR is a peer-reviewed journal founded to advance the use of critical, experimental, and traditional forms of qualitative inquiry towards the pursuit of social justice. As such, IRQR is a forum for:

  • Discussing critical qualitative research methodologies and practices
  • Advancing knowledge-based critiques of social settings and institutions
  • Furthering our understanding of issues, and advocating in policy arenas
  • Promoting human dignity, human rights, and just societies around the globe
  • Attendees of the annual International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry also receive IRQR as a benefit of participation.

International Review of Qualitative Research adheres to the University of California Press Statement of Publication Ethics. The full statement is available here.

Both academically sound and partisan, IRQR is a peer-reviewed journal founded to advance the use of critical, experimental, and traditional forms of qualitative inquiry towards the pursuit of social justice. As such, IRQR is a forum for:

  • Discussing critical qualitative research methodologies and practices
  • Advancing knowledge-based critiques of social settings and institutions
  • Furthering our understanding of issues, and advocating in policy arenas
  • Promoting human dignity, human rights, and just societies around the globe
Editor
Norman K. Denzin University of Illinois, Urbana - Champaign, USA
Michael Giardina Florida State University, USA
Associate Editor for New Directions
James Salvo Wayne State University, USA
Editorial Board
Bryant Keith Alexander College of Communications and Fine Arts, Loyola Marymount University–Los Angeles, USA
Tim Begaye Diné College, The Navajo Nation, USA
Leslie Bloom Roosevelt University, USA
Arthur P. Bochner Department of Communication, University of South Florida, USA
Julianne Cheek Atlantis Medical College, Oslo, Norway
Cynthia Dillard University of Georgia, USA
Marcelo Diversi Washington State University Vancouver, USA
Carolyn S. Ellis Department of Communication, University of South Florida, USA
Frederick David Erickson Graduate School of Education, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Mustafa Y. Eryaman Curriculum and Instruction, International Association of Educators, Turkey
Michelle M. Fine Social and Personality Psychology, City University of New York, USA and Professor Extraordinarius, University of South Africa, South Africa
Aitor Gómez Rovira i Virgili University, Spain
Alison Jones Te Puna Wananga (School of Maori Education), Faculty of Education, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Patti Lather Education, Ohio State University, USA
Yvonna S. Lincoln Texas A&M University, USA
Lisa A. Mazzei University of Oregon, USA
Janice M. Morse School of Nursing, University of Utah, USA
Ronald J. Pelias University of Lousiana at Lafayette, USA
Cesar A. Cisneros Puebla University of Tarapacá, Chile
Mojca Ramsak Center for Biographic Research, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Anne Reinertsen Department of Education, Nord-Trondelag University College, Levanger, Norway
Jude Robinson HaCCRU, University of Liverpool, UK
Roy Ruckdeschel School of Social Work, Saint Louis University, USA
Johnny Saldaña Arizona State University, USA
Ian F Shaw Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of York, UK
Linda Tuhiwai Smith University of Waikato, New Zealand
Tami Spry Department of Speech Communication, St. Cloud State University, USA
Harry Torrance Institute of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Mary Weems Department of English, John Carroll University, USA
Pamela Zapata-Sepulveda Universidad de Tarapacá, Arica, Chile
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  • Manuscript Submission Guidelines: International Review of Qualitative Research

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/irqr to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned. Remember you can log in to the submission site at any time to check on the progress of your paper through the peer review process.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of International Review of Qualitative Research will be reviewed.

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this Journal.

    If you have any questions about publishing with SAGE, please visit the SAGE Journal Solutions Portal.

     

    1. What do we publish?

     

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to International Review of Qualitative Research, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

     

    1.3 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

     

    1.3.1 Make your article discoverable

    For information and guidance on how to make your article more discoverable, visit our Gateway page on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

     

    2. Editorial policies

     

    2.1 Peer review policy

    International Review of Qualitative Research is committed to delivering high quality, fast peer-review for your paper, and as such has partnered with Publons. Publons is a third party service that seeks to track, verify and give credit for peer review. Reviewers for International Review of Qualitative Research can opt in to Publons in order to claim their reviews or have them automatically verified and added to their reviewer profile. Reviewers claiming credit for their review will be associated with the relevant journal, but the article name, reviewer’s decision and the content of their review is not published on the site. For more information visit the Publons website.

     

    The Editor or members of the Editorial Board may occasionally submit their own manuscripts for possible publication in the Journal. In these cases, the peer review process will be managed by alternative members of the Board and the submitting Editor/Board member will have no involvement in the decision-making process.

     

    2.2 Authorship

    All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

     

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

     

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    International Review of Qualitative Research encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

     

    3. Publishing Policies

     

    3.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

     

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    International Review of Qualitative Research and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the Journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarized other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

     

    3.1.2 Prior publication

    If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

     

    3.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement      

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive license agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and license to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway.

     

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    International Review of Qualitative Research offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information on Open Access publishing options at SAGE please visit SAGE Open Access. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE’s Author Archiving and Re-Use Guidelines and Publishing Policies.

     

    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission

                                                                   

    4.1 Formatting

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. A LaTex template is available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

     

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.

    Figures supplied in color will appear in color online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in color in the printed version. For specifically requested color reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article. .

    4.3 Supplemental material

    This Journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc.) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplemental files.

    4.5 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the Journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

    5. Submitting your manuscript

    International Review of Qualitative Research is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/irqr to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the Journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.  For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

     

    5.2 Information required for completing your submission

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. The affiliation listed in the manuscript should be the institution where the research was conducted. If an author has moved to a new institution since completing the research, the new affiliation can be included in a manuscript note at the end of the paper. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

     

    5.3 Permissions

    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

     

    6. On acceptance and publication           

     

    6.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be made available to the corresponding author via our editing portal SAGE Edit or by email, and corrections should be made directly or notified to us promptly. Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorizing the change.

     

    6.2 Online First publication

    Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

     

    6.3 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

     

    6.4 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice.

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