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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

Author Guidelines

WE ARE HAPPY TO INFORM YOU THAT QUALITATIVE STUDIES IS ONCE AGAIN OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS. SEE ANOUNCEMENTS FOR A CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE UPCOMING SPECIAL ISSUE ON RESONANT RESEARCH.

Qualitative Studies follows the formatting standards of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Articles can be submitted and published in English. Normally, articles will be between 5000 and 7000 words. It should include an abstract of about 150 words, followed by 4-6 key words. The text should be double-spaced; use a 12-point font; employ italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables should be placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. Citations in the text are given in the text (not in notes) with author's last name and year of publication, e.g. "(Potter, 1997)", and with page number reference for quotes, e.g. "(Potter, 1997, p. 218)". A list of references should appear as follows after the main text: For books: Kvale, S. (1996). InterViews: An Introduction to Qualitative Research Interviewing. London: Sage For book chapters: Potter, J. (1997). Discourse analysis as a way of analysing naturally occurring talk. In D. Silverman (Ed.), Qualitative Research: Theory, Method and Practice. London: Sage For articles: Hollway, W. and Jefferson, T. (2001). Free Association, narrative analysis and the defended subject: the case of Ivy. Narrative Inquiry, 11 (1): 103-22

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