Why is this information important?
As a qualitative health science researcher, it can be challenging to know where to submit your work for publication.
On this page you'll find:
Where you publish can be as important as what you publish.
Consider the following when selecting a journal to which to submit your article:
You want to submit your work to journals that are of high quality. That usually means that:
Here are some tools to help you evaluate the quality of particular journals.
This is just a sampling of journals across a number of health-related disciplines that routinely publish qualitative research. Many additional health-related journals will publish qualitative research and may offer specific information for authors about how they handle qualitative studies (e.g., longer word/page limits). For assistance with a specific journal, consult the journal's information for authors or the editor. See additional suggestions on this page.
A unique new resource: The Qualitative Report (from Nova Southeastern University).
*Some General and Health-related Publishers of Autoethnography from Dr. Hughes' book:
Anthropology & Education Quarterly
Qualitative Social Research
International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
International Journal of Qualitative Methods
Journal of Advanced Nursing
Journal of Contemporary Ethnography
Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Journal of Research in Nursing
Qualitative Health Research
Substance Use and Misuse
AltaMira Press (Rowman & Littlefield)
Information Age Publishers
Left Coast Press (Routledge)
Peter Lang Publishers
*Excerpted from Hughes, S. A. (2017). Autoethnography : process, product, and possibility for critical social research. Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE Publications, Inc, pp. 187-190.
Consider the following when searching for and selecting a journal:
Don't be afraid to connect with journal editors or their staff or to provide them with additional resources that may be necessary for successful publishing of qualitative studies. For example:
Regarding length limits that may not easily accommodate qualitative research:
Regarding the fit of your research for the particular journal:
Regarding appropriate review of your manuscript by reviewers knowledgeable about qualitative research: