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Qualitative Research

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryArts and Humanities
History and Philosophy of Science

Social Sciences
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
PublisherSAGE Publications
Publication typeJournals
Scope Qualitative Research is a fully peer reviewed international journal that publishes original research and review articles on the methodological diversity and multi-disciplinary focus of qualitative research within the social sciences. Research based on qualitative methods, and methodological commentary on such research, have expanded exponentially in the past decades. This is the case across a number of disciplines including sociology, social anthropology, health and nursing, education, cultural studies, human geography, social and discursive psychology, and discourse studies.


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The set of journals have been ranked according to their SJR and divided into four equal groups, four quartiles. Q1 (green) comprises the quarter of the journals with the highest values, Q2 (yellow) the second highest values, Q3 (orange) the third highest values and Q4 (red) the lowest values.

History and Philosophy of Science2002Q3
History and Philosophy of Science2003Q2
History and Philosophy of Science2004Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2005Q2
History and Philosophy of Science2006Q2
History and Philosophy of Science2007Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2008Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2009Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2010Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2011Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2012Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2013Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2014Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2015Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2016Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2017Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2002Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2003Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2004Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2005Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2006Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2017Q1

The SJR is a size-independent prestige indicator that ranks journals by their 'average prestige per article'. It is based on the idea that 'all citations are not created equal'. SJR is a measure of scientific influence of journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from It measures the scientific influence of the average article in a journal, it expresses how central to the global scientific discussion an average article of the journal is.

Citations per document

This indicator counts the number of citations received by documents from a journal and divides them by the total number of documents published in that journal. The chart shows the evolution of the average number of times documents published in a journal in the past two, three and four years have been cited in the current year. The two years line is equivalent to journal impact factor ™ (Thomson Reuters) metric.

Cites per documentYearValue
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.368
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.658
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.095
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.360
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.429
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.937
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.776
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.363
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.051
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.847
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.401
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.089
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.316
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.868
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.743
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.181
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.368
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.658
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.095
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.226
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.108
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.966
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.753
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.386
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.337
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.619
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.198
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.612
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.034
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.538
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.580
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.724
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.368
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.658
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.130
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.917
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.939
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.902
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.827
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.419
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.091
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.435
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.078
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.456
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.078
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.826
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.842
Total Cites 

Evolution of the total number of citations and journal's self-citations received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years.
Journal Self-citation is defined as the number of citation from a journal citing article to articles published by the same journal.

Self Cites20010
Self Cites20020
Self Cites20038
Self Cites20041
Self Cites20053
Self Cites20064
Self Cites200712
Self Cites20086
Self Cites200919
Self Cites201021
Self Cites201127
Self Cites201222
Self Cites201315
Self Cites201425
Self Cites201533
Self Cites201637
Self Cites201721
Total Cites20010
Total Cites20027
Total Cites200325
Total Cites200446
Total Cites200538
Total Cites200641
Total Cites2007116
Total Cites2008135
Total Cites2009210
Total Cites2010215
Total Cites2011275
Total Cites2012339
Total Cites2013303
Total Cites2014352
Total Cites2015330
Total Cites2016338
Total Cites2017346
External Cites per Doc 
Cites per Doc

Evolution of the number of total citation per document and external citation per document (i.e. journal self-citations removed) received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years. External citations are calculated by subtracting the number of self-citations from the total number of citations received by the journal’s documents.

External Cites per document20010
External Cites per document20020.368
External Cites per document20030.447
External Cites per document20041.071
External Cites per document20051.129
External Cites per document20061.000
External Cites per document20071.763
External Cites per document20081.675
External Cites per document20092.170
External Cites per document20102.109
External Cites per document20112.362
External Cites per document20122.991
External Cites per document20132.483
External Cites per document20142.819
External Cites per document20152.285
External Cites per document20162.298
External Cites per document20172.559
Cites per document20010.000
Cites per document20020.368
Cites per document20030.658
Cites per document20041.095
Cites per document20051.226
Cites per document20061.108
Cites per document20071.966
Cites per document20081.753
Cites per document20092.386
Cites per document20102.337
Cites per document20112.619
Cites per document20123.198
Cites per document20132.612
Cites per document20143.034
Cites per document20152.538
Cites per document20162.580
Cites per document20172.724
% International Collaboration

International Collaboration accounts for the articles that have been produced by researchers from several countries. The chart shows the ratio of a journal's documents signed by researchers from more than one country; that is including more than one country address.

YearInternational Collaboration
Citable documents 
Non-citable documents

Not every article in a journal is considered primary research and therefore "citable", this chart shows the ratio of a journal's articles including substantial research (research articles, conference papers and reviews) in three year windows vs. those documents other than research articles, reviews and conference papers.

Non-citable documents20010
Non-citable documents20023
Non-citable documents20034
Non-citable documents20045
Non-citable documents20053
Non-citable documents20063
Non-citable documents20074
Non-citable documents20084
Non-citable documents20095
Non-citable documents20107
Non-citable documents20118
Non-citable documents20129
Non-citable documents20137
Non-citable documents20147
Non-citable documents20156
Non-citable documents20167
Non-citable documents20176
Citable documents20010
Citable documents200219
Citable documents200338
Citable documents200442
Citable documents200531
Citable documents200637
Citable documents200759
Citable documents200877
Citable documents200988
Citable documents201092
Citable documents2011105
Citable documents2012106
Citable documents2013116
Citable documents2014116
Citable documents2015130
Citable documents2016131
Citable documents2017127
Cited documents 
Uncited documents

Ratio of a journal's items, grouped in three years windows, that have been cited at least once vs. those not cited during the following year.

Uncited documents20010
Uncited documents200216
Uncited documents200327
Uncited documents200428
Uncited documents200519
Uncited documents200622
Uncited documents200729
Uncited documents200834
Uncited documents200939
Uncited documents201033
Uncited documents201143
Uncited documents201228
Uncited documents201331
Uncited documents201425
Uncited documents201539
Uncited documents201639
Uncited documents201737
Cited documents20010
Cited documents20026
Cited documents200315
Cited documents200419
Cited documents200515
Cited documents200618
Cited documents200734
Cited documents200847
Cited documents200954
Cited documents201066
Cited documents201170
Cited documents201287
Cited documents201392
Cited documents201498
Cited documents201597
Cited documents201699
Cited documents201796
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