American Journal of Qualitative Research

American Journal of Qualitative Research (AJQR) is a biannually peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes qualitative research articles from a number of social science disciplines such as psychology, sociology, criminology, education, political science, and administrative studies. The journal is an international and interdisciplinary focus and greatly welcomes paper from all countries. The journal offers an intellectual platform where researchers, practitioners, administrators and policy makers can contribute and promote qualitative research and analysis.

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Open Access Policy:

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Copyright Policy:

By submitting a manuscript to AJQR, authors agree to transfer without charge the following rights to AJQR upon acceptance of the manuscript: first worldwide publication rights and the right for AJQR to grant permissions as AJQR editors judge appropriate for the redistribution of the article, its abstract, and its metadata in professional indexing and reference services. Any revenues from such redistribution are used solely to support the continued publication and distribution of articles. The journal/publisher is not responsible for subsequent uses of the work.


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The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

Paper Selection and Publishing Process

a) Submission Acknowledgement

When you submit a manuscript online, you will receive a submission acknowledgment letter sent by the online system automatically. For email submission, the editor or editorial assistant sends an e-mail confirmation to the submission’s author within one to three working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation, please check your bulk email box or contact the editorial assistant.

b) Basic Review

The editor or editorial assistant determines whether the manuscript fits the journal’s focus and scope. Next, a check for the similarity rate is done using CrossCheck, powered by iThenticate. Any manuscripts out of the journal’s scope or containing plagiarism, including self-plagiarism, are rejected.


c) Peer Review

We use a double-blind system for peer review; both reviewers’ and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The submitted manuscript will be reviewed by at least two experts: one editorial staff member as well as one to three external reviewers. The review process may take two to three months.

d) Decision Is Made

The decision to accept or reject an article is based on the suggestions of reviewers. If differences of opinion occur between reviewers, the editor-in-chief will weigh all comments and arrive at a balanced decision based on all comments, or the second round of peer review may be initiated.

e) Notification of the Result of Review

The result of the review will be sent to the corresponding author and forwarded to other authors.

f) Publication Notice

The authors and readers will be notified and invited to visit our website for the newly published articles.

Call for Papers- American Journal of Qualitative Research

American Journal of Qualitative Research (AJQR) welcomes original research articles and book reviews for its next issue. The AJQR is a biannual and peer-reviewed journal published in June and December.

We are seeking submissions for forthcoming issue published in June 2019. The paper should be written in professional English. The length of 8000-10000 words is preferred. All manuscripts should be prepared in MS-Word format, and submitted online:

For any further information about the journal, please log on its website:

Submission Deadline: April 15, 2019

Vol 2, No 2 (2018)

Table of Contents


Osaretin Uhunoma, Junghwan Kim, Joann S. Olson, Doo H. Lim
Beata Borowska-Beszta, Mateusz Smieszek
Richardson Addai-Mununkum
Michael W. Firmin, Kristin DeWitt, Heidi M. Elllis, Lauren A. Smith, Nicole Tiffan
Aaron J. Griffen
A. S. CohenMiller, Roza Sagitova, Svetlana Ogay, Yelena Tselenko, Aigul Shakhmanova, Amina Saburova
Evren Ersoy, Recep Uysal
Quang Nam Pham
Brian Bakalar
Kyle LaPaglia