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Qualitative Research


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

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SAGE Publications Ltd



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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. As the degree of internet in qualitative research is global, the scope of the journal is truly international as well as interdisciplinary, capitalizing on the current popularity of qualitative research methods across all of the social and cultural disciplines. The distinctive mission of Qualitative Research is to promote and debate qualitative methods in a broad intellectual framework. There are six issues a year divided into: -Articles -Short communication and research notes -Reports on new technologies and other innovations -Review essays and book reviews Join the conversation about this journal

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
History and Philosophy of Science2018Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2019Q1
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
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2019Q1

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)20020.421
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.974
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.107
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.307
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.573
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.056
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.806
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.365
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.101
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.047
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.525
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.224
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.375
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.149
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.305
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.584
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.257
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.680
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.421
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.974
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.107
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.071
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.381
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.083
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.785
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.404
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.380
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.822
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.330
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.735
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.854
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.226
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.063
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.402
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.555
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.421
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.974
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.946
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.865
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.067
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.962
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.868
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.452
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.121
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.646
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.658
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.077
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.443
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.494
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.388
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.133
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.535
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.012
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 Cites200312
Self Cites20042
Self Cites20054
Self Cites200611
Self Cites200715
Self Cites20086
Self Cites200919
Self Cites201021
Self Cites201127
Self Cites201222
Self Cites201315
Self Cites201424
Self Cites201534
Self Cites201646
Self Cites201722
Self Cites201821
Self Cites201948
Total Cites20010
Total Cites20028
Total Cites200337
Total Cites200462
Total Cites200560
Total Cites200687
Total Cites2007150
Total Cites2008141
Total Cites2009214
Total Cites2010219
Total Cites2011285
Total Cites2012343
Total Cites2013309
Total Cites2014351
Total Cites2015351
Total Cites2016400
Total Cites2017389
Total Cites2018432
Total Cites2019455
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 document20020.421
External Cites per document20030.658
External Cites per document20041.071
External Cites per document20051.000
External Cites per document20061.206
External Cites per document20071.875
External Cites per document20081.709
External Cites per document20092.191
External Cites per document20102.152
External Cites per document20112.554
External Cites per document20123.117
External Cites per document20132.602
External Cites per document20142.795
External Cites per document20152.577
External Cites per document20162.855
External Cites per document20172.890
External Cites per document20183.236
External Cites per document20193.180
Cites per document20010.000
Cites per document20020.421
Cites per document20030.974
Cites per document20041.107
Cites per document20051.071
Cites per document20061.381
Cites per document20072.083
Cites per document20081.785
Cites per document20092.404
Cites per document20102.380
Cites per document20112.822
Cites per document20123.330
Cites per document20132.735
Cites per document20143.000
Cites per document20152.854
Cites per document20163.226
Cites per document20173.063
Cites per document20183.402
Cites per document20193.555
% 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 documents20119
Non-citable documents201210
Non-citable documents20138
Non-citable documents20147
Non-citable documents20156
Non-citable documents20167
Non-citable documents20176
Non-citable documents20187
Non-citable documents20199
Citable documents20010
Citable documents200219
Citable documents200338
Citable documents200456
Citable documents200556
Citable documents200663
Citable documents200772
Citable documents200879
Citable documents200989
Citable documents201092
Citable documents2011101
Citable documents2012103
Citable documents2013113
Citable documents2014117
Citable documents2015123
Citable documents2016124
Citable documents2017127
Citable documents2018127
Citable documents2019128
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 documents200215
Uncited documents200323
Uncited documents200434
Uncited documents200530
Uncited documents200628
Uncited documents200732
Uncited documents200835
Uncited documents200939
Uncited documents201033
Uncited documents201140
Uncited documents201226
Uncited documents201327
Uncited documents201427
Uncited documents201528
Uncited documents201628
Uncited documents201734
Uncited documents201833
Uncited documents201923
Cited documents20010
Cited documents20027
Cited documents200319
Cited documents200427
Cited documents200529
Cited documents200638
Cited documents200744
Cited documents200848
Cited documents200955
Cited documents201066
Cited documents201170
Cited documents201287
Cited documents201394
Cited documents201497
Cited documents2015101
Cited documents2016103
Cited documents201799
Cited documents2018101
Cited documents2019114
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