Open call: Qualitative Health Communication. Submit your paper now.


Qualitative Health Communication (QHC), is a new, no-fee, open access online journal dedicated to publishing articles employing qualitative methods to investigate, improve and innovate health communication.

We are calling for submissions to QHC’s second issue (to be published in July 2022) and subsequent issues via the journal's website Detailed instructions for authors can also be found on the website.

This is a general call for submission not tied to a special issue topic. All submissions within scope of QHC are welcome. Submission from researchers at any stage of their career is encouraged.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed: initial screening in-house followed by external peer-review. There are no article submission or processing fees. Accepted articles will be available online free of charge.

The first issue of Qualitative Health Communication (QHC) will be published in January 2022 featuring contributions by renowned health communication researchers. Topics include COVID-19 communication, communication in antenatal group consultations, paediatric palliative care, surgeon-patient consultations, communication in patient information leaflets and forensic assessment reports and co-construction of experiential knowledge.

 QHC acknowledges the interdisciplinary nature of health communication, and thus is not restricted to a certain discipline and welcomes contributions from a wide range of fields (e.g. linguistics, communication, media, medicine, nursing, public health, health services research, ethics, philosophy, anthropology) as long as studies employ qualitative theories and methods.

QHC seeks to provide a forum for qualitative research into topics such as:

  • interpersonal communication
  • public health campaigns
  • digital health
  • health communication in the mass media
  • patient engagement
  • health promotion
  • health literacy
  • or any topic you find to be relevant for health communication

For questions or additional information, please contact:

Inaugural editorial team 

Dr Matilde Nisbeth Brøgger, School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University, Denmark.

Senior Editors:
Dr Maria Dahm, Institute for Communication in Health Care, Australian National University, Australia.
Dr Jane Ege Møller, Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University, Denmark.
Dr Maja Klausen, Department for Study of Culture, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark.
Dr Antoinette Fage-Butler, School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University, Denmark.

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