About the Journal

American Journal of Qualitative Research (AJQR) is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes qualitative research articles from a number of social science disciplines, such as health science, psychology, sociology, criminology, education, political science, and administrative studies. The journal is an international and interdisciplinary focus and greatly welcomes papers from all countries. The journal offers an intellectual platform where researchers, practitioners, administrators, and policy-makers can contribute and promote qualitative research and analysis.

Aim and Scope

The American Journal of Qualitative Research (AJQR) is a free, peer-reviewed interdisciplinary open-access journal for scholars of qualitative research and publishes under the Center for Ethnic and Cultural Studies in Fort Myers, Florida, United States. The journal was established in 2017 as an eclectic and international forum for papers reporting original methodological insights and publishes papers with a clear methodological focus and funded-project proposals using qualitative useful to the global research community. AJQR invites scholarship with a multi-disciplinary appeal that debates and enlivens qualitative methods and pushes the boundaries of established ways of doing qualitative research. AJQR is interested in papers that are attentive to a wide audience and open to new and diverse ways of thinking about qualitative methods. 

Publication Frequency & DOI

American Journal of Qualitative Research (AJQR) is published every February, May, August, and November.  In addition to the special issues, which may be various numbers for each year.

AJQR assigns a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) to each published article. DOI is a unique access number that enables the identification and accessibility of each article published electronically. It is mandatory that each article published in AJQR or in the early release is assigned a DOI number.

Global or Self Plagiarism

Authors cannot use other researchers’ opinions or thoughts as their own. Similarly, authors cannot use thoughts, opinions, and parts of research from their own previous work without citing them properly. All manuscripts must be free from plagiarism contents. All authors are suggested to use plagiarism detection software to do the similarity checking. Editors check the plagiarism detection of articles in this journal by using Turnitin and/or Grammarly software.

After acceptance, the manuscripts are checked for plagiarism and bibliography and ready for publication and are given a DOI number by the Editorial Board.

Ethics Committee Approval

  • All manuscripts that use data collected from human participants should submit the ethics committee approval form. These include research studies that require data collection by means of scale, questionnaire, interview, or observation.
  • The researchers should acknowledge that ethical principles are taken into consideration during the data collection and analysis processes such as obtaining the volunteer informed / consent form in the article.