The Qualitative Report Weekly “Story”
In October of 2008, a weekly newsletter component was introduced to The Qualitative Report, serving as a way to keep readers and subscribers updated with aggregated qualitative research information from around the world, as well as promote TQR Articles and Events on a consistent basis. Due to the popularity of the weekly, on February 20, 2012, The Qualitative Report “TQR” became the world’s first weekly qualitative research journal. By publishing TQR 52 weeks a year we were able to release two to three new articles per week allowing us to circulate accepted articles sooner and to bring new papers each week to our over 9,500 subscribers.
On January 1st 2015, The Qualitative Report went through another transformation. The academic portion of the journal transitioned back to a monthly publication for indexing and status purposes. It was during this time that a formal community “weekly” page was also developed to better leverage the resources and opportunities that TQR provides. The weekly community page now features select articles from the upcoming monthly journal publication, thus keeping the original weekly publication idea moving forward. With two distinguished platforms developed, TQR now has the ability to serve multi functions at a more effective and efficient level.
In October of 2017, TQR Weekly went through a website overhaul, creating a more interactive and engaging presence. This new website enabled us to publish a more efficient amount of aggregated qualitative research information to our audience. It is during this process that we also used the time to try and clean up and update old links and pages of past resources.
Editorial Statement for Academic Journal
The Qualitative Report (ISSN 1052-0147) is a peer-reviewed, on-line monthly journal devoted to writing and discussion of and about qualitative, critical, action, and collaborative inquiry and research. The Qualitative Report, the oldest multidisciplinary qualitative research journal in the world, serves as a forum and sounding board for researchers, scholars, practitioners, and other reflective-minded individuals who are passionate about ideas, methods, and analyses permeating qualitative, action, collaborative, and critical study. These pages are open to a variety of forms: original, scholarly activity such as qualitative research studies, critical commentaries, editorials, or debates concerning pertinent issues and topics; news of networking and research possibilities; and other sorts of journalistic and literary shapes which may interest and pique readers.
The Qualitative Report is published by Nova Southeastern University. Its Uniform Resource Locator (URL) is http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/
Index and Listing Information
The Qualitative Report is indexed in Scopus, Google Scholar, ERIC, ProQuest, Gale’s Academic OneFile, EBSCO Open Access Journals, Open Science Directory, SocioSite, and All Academic. The Qualitative Report is listed in Ulrich’s Periodicals Computer Library Center, The University of Georgia’s Libraries Electronic Journal Locator, Open J-Gate, the World Wide Web Virtual Library‘s Social Sciences Electronic Journals, e-journals.org, Intute: Social Sciences, and theDirectory of Open Access Journals. In addition, The Qualitative Report is a proud member of the Society for Scholarly Publishing.