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Since 1990, The Qualitative Report has been a leading source of information on the latest developments in qualitative inquiries. With the advent of the World Wide Web, The Qualitative Report's value has grown as thousands of scholars, practitioners, and students from around the world have discovered the wealth of ideas published in these virtual pages. The following are some of the numbers reflecting the widespread appeal of the journal.

Acceptance and Publication Statistics
January 1, 2012

The Editors and Editorial Board of The Qualitative Report (TQR) pride themselves in their unique approach to the development of scholarly manuscripts and the mentoring of academic authors. Our philosophy is predicated on supporting and nurturing authors as they and their papers progress through our editorial process. Instead of focusing on high manuscript rejection rates we have built our editorial reviewing and revision system around an acceptance of authors and a pledge to working with them until their papers have reached a high level of publishable quality. In 2011, we added the TQR Rubric as part of the review process to help authors better understand the editors' vision of best practices in reporting qualitative research. We hold that this dedication to our authors contributes to the overall improvement in the quality of published qualitative research articles and the skill sets and knowledge base of qualitative research authors. As a testament to this commitment to quality, the Soros Foundation-funded Open Society Initiative (OSI) awarded TQR a grant for Open Access Journals for our support of research by authors from developing and transition countries.

Since January 2002 we have received 1,135 original manuscripts from authors living in the United States, Puerto Rico, and 56 other nations from around the world. Even though we accept 87% of these authors who submit their papers to TQR for inclusion in our manuscript development process, we end up publishing 43% of their papers in the journal. This lower publication rate reflects the rigorous editorial development program each author must successfully complete before our editors and board deem their papers ready for publication. Papers published in TQR therefore represent exemplary hard work and positive collaboration on the part of our authors, editors, and reviewers.

Submission Statistics by Year
January 1, 2012

Year Submissions Reviewed Decline Published Published %
2002 50 49 1 36 72%
2003 61 59 2 38 62%
2004 75 68 8 37 49%
2005 133 116 16 44 33%
2006 125 102 23 46 37%
2007 106 93 13 40 38%
2008 128 122 6 64 50%
2009 128 126 2 75 59%
2010 148 135 13 80 54%
2011 181 119 62 27 15%
Totals 1135 989 146 487 43%

Countries Report
January 1, 2012

Since January 2002 we have received 1,135 original manuscripts from authors living in the United States, Puerto Rico, and 56 other nations from around the world. Here is a list of those countries:

Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dubai, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Guyana, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, New Guinea, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Philipines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, The Netherlands, Turkey, Uganda, Wales, and Zambia

Impact and Readership
January 1, 2012

According to Google, TQR is a top ten ranked web page when searching for "qualitative research".

To date over 5,500 readers have subscribed to The Qualitative Report. If you would like to join them, please proceed to the subscription page.

In the area of social media, we have 1,000 followers on Facebook and 700 followers on Twitter

For more information, please contact Ronald J. Chenail, Ph.D.
The Qualitative Report
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