NSU’s The Qualitative Report Achieves Publishing Milestone
The Qualitative Report (TQR), Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) online qualitative research journal, has now surpassed 2,000,000 article downloads.
Created by NSU’s Ron Chenail in 1990, TQR is one of the world’s oldest international, online, open-access journals dedicated to publishing peer-reviewed qualitative research. According to Chenail, “One reason for TQR’s widespread appeal is its transdisciplinary focus – regardless readers’ disciplines or fields, they find answers to their methodological challenges in our articles.”
In 2014, NSU joined the bepress Digital Commons Network to create NSUWorks providing TQR with a stronger platform to reach readers worldwide. In its first two and half years with bepress, TQR amassed one million downloads, but needed only the last 14 months to accumulate its next million downloads.
“TQR’s phenomenal success is a testament to the journal’s outstanding quality and the Digital Commons Network’s power as a comprehensive publishing platform,” noted bepress Managing Director Jean-Gabriel Bankier. “Teaming with NSU to bring this important research to an international audience is what bepress is all about,” Bankier added.
SCOPUS rates TQR as a top-tier (Q1) Social Science – Cultural Studies Journal in their SJR – SCImago Journal Rankings. The Qualitative Report is also indexed in the Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index, Cambridge Scientific Abstract‘s (CSA) Web Resources Database (WRD) for the Social Sciences, Gale’s Academic OneFile, EBSCO Open Access Journals, Open Science Directory, SocioSite, and the DOAJ – Directory of Open Access Journals.