Qualitative Research Journal

Qualitative Research Journal (QRJ) is the official journal of AQR.

QRJ is an international journal devoted to the communication of the theory and practice of qualitative research in the human sciences. It is interdisciplinary and eclectic, covering all methodologies that can be described as qualitative. It offers an international forum for researchers and practitioners to advance knowledge and promote good qualitative research practices.

QRJ deals comprehensively with the collection, analysis and presentation of qualitative data in the human sciences as well as theoretical and conceptual inquiry. It provides researchers in both academic and applied settings with a wide range of information including:

  • Refereed articles on epistemological, theoretical, methodological and practical issues in qualitative research
  • Descriptions of projects that raise methodological issues
  • Reviews by qualitative researchers of classic or landmark texts or studies
  • Discussions of issues involved in teaching qualitative methods at both undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • Reviews of software applicable to qualitative research
  • Book reviews

QRJ is indexed on Scopus and was awarded an ‘A’ ranking in the 2010 Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) initiative.

More information: www.emeraldinsight.com/qrj.htm

Author guidelines: www.emeraldinsight.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm

The link to access current and past issues (for AQR members only), will be available soon.


Excerpt from Editorial, Volume 12, Issue 1:

Beyond borders: an international contemporary Qualitative Research Journal

The Qualitative Research Journal (QRJ) has a strong and robust history as one of the key publications from the Association of Qualitative Research. While this organisation has its roots in Australia, its scope and reach has extended, in recent years beyond geographical and epistemological borders resulting in a significant increase in subscriptions and submissions from the global community of qualitative researchers and scholars.

The focus of our journal in 2012 and beyond is to increase our international presence. We are passionate about continuing to encourage contributions to debate and generate discussion of the challenges and the possibilities of doing qualitative research. We are interested in pursuing criticality of ideas and approaches and examining the complexities of qualitative inquiry and practices. An editorial stance has been taken to move beyond publishing papers that are apologetic about qualitative research or that do not sufficiently demonstrate familiarity with contemporary publications and debate. We welcome papers that problematise research conclusions and trouble accepted wisdom and encourage submissions in the form of essays as well as reports of formal studies. We invite potential authors to submit work that has a lively discussion of theoretical, conceptual, methodological, ethical issues as well as the inclusion of differing praxis informed perspectives.