Academic Programs - Qualitative Research

Journals Focusing on Qualitative Research

Anthropology and Education Quarterly

Anthropology and Education Quarterly publishes scholarship on schooling in social and cultural context and on human learning both inside and outside of schools. Articles rely primarily on ethnographic research to address immediate problems of practice as well as broad theoretical questions. AEQ also publishes on the teaching of anthropology.

Publisher: American Anthropological Association

Cardiff Papers in Qualitative Research(Series)

The Cardiff School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University is well known for the breadth and quality of its empirical research in various major areas of sociology and social policy. In particular, it enjoys and international reputation for research using qualitative methodology, including qualitative approaches to data collection and analysis. This series publishes original sociological research that reflects the tradition of qualitative and ethnographic inquiry developed at Cardiff in recent years. The series includes monographs reporting on empirical research, collections of papers reporting research on particular themes and other monographs or edited collections on methodological developments and issues.

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing

Cultural Studies_Critical Methodologies

Cultural Studies_Critical Methodologies is an interdisciplinary quarterly publication drawing from those scholarly traditions in the social sciences and the humanities which are premised on a critical, performance-based cultural studies agenda. Preference is given to experimental, risk-taking manuscripts which are at the intersection of interpretive theory, critical methodology, culture, media, history, biography and social structure. The mandate for this interdisciplinary, international journal is to move methods talk in cultural studies to the forefront, into the regions of moral discourse. The arrows that connect the two sides of our title designate this dialogical relationship between inquiry, critique, and methodological practice. Works will take up such methodological and moral issues as the local and the global, text and context, voice, writing for the other, and the presence of the author in the text.

Publisher:  Sage Publications


Ethnography is a new international and interdisciplinary journal for the ethnographic study of social and cultural change. Bridging the chasm between sociology and anthropology, it is becoming the leading network for dialogical exchanges between monadic ethnographers and those from all disciplines involved and interested in ethnography and society. It seeks to promote embedded research that fuses close-up observation, rigorous theory and social critique. The journal publishes pieces in a variety of formats and styles (ranging from analytical articles, epistemological tracts and photographic essays to experimental narratives) and is keen to broadcast work “fresh from the field”, including that conducted by younger practitioners of ethnography.

Publisher:  Sage Publications

Ethnography and Education

Ethnography and Education is an international, peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles illuminating educational practices through empirical methodologies, which prioritise the experiences and perspectives of those involved. The journal is open to a wide range of ethnographic research that emanates from the perspectives of sociology, linguistics, history, psychology and general educational studies as well as anthropology. The journal’s priority is to support ethnographic research that involves long-term engagement with those studied in order to understand their cultures; uses multiple methods of generating data, and recognises the centrality of the researcher in the research process.

Publisher:  Routledge

Field Methods

Field Methods, a refereed journal, publishes articles on methods for studying human thought and human behavior. Research articles show the development of new methods or new uses for existing methods. The Short Takes section contains articles with handy tips for working in the field. Field Methods also publishes reviews of books and software, and think pieces addressing key theoretical issues. Field Methods is not only for researchers in the social sciences and the humanities, but is also for professionals in the delivery of social services, in government, and in the private sector who use field research to acquire knowledge.

Publisher:  Sage Publications

Forum: Qualitative Social Research(FQS)(On-line Journal)

The main aim of FQS is to promote discussion and cooperation among qualitative researchers from different countries and social science disciplines. The unique attributes of the Internet—speed, flexibility, interactivity—are employed to develop, in comparison to traditional print media, new discourse forms and standards for quality. It is an explorative project which means having an open forum where the content and the formal design of FQS are developed in cooperation with all of its participants—readers, authors, editorial board members and editors alike.

Publisher: Forum: Qualitative Social Research

Information Systems Journal

From the webpage: The Information Systems Journal (ISJ) is an international journal on information systems: research, practice, experience, current issues, and debates. It encourages submissions that reflect the wide and interdisciplinary nature of the subject and articles that integrate technological disciplines with social, contextual and management issues, based on research using appropriate research methods. It emphasizes qualitative research but welcomes quantitative papers that emphasize the context of the research and the theoretical and practical implications of their findings. Publisher: Blackwell Publishing.

Information Technology & People

From the webpage: Information Technology & People is open to multiple paradigms of research including what has been mainstream empirical work. However, the journal emphasizes hermeneutic, critical, ethnographic and language-focused original research and theory in information systems. Publisher: Emerald

International Journal of Qualitative Methods (on-line journal)

From the website: The journal is multilingual and multidisciplinary, with a focus on qualitative research methods. Our goal in keeping the journal free, and in publishing articles in multiple languages (both original submission language and translations), is to reach the broadest possible audience of researchers worldwide.

International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education

The International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education publishes research employing a variety of qualitative methods and approaches, including (but not limited to) ethnographic observation and interviewing, grounded theory, life history, case study, curriculum criticism, policy studies, ethnomethodology, social and educational critique, phenomenology, deconstruction and genealogy. Discussions of epistemology, methodology or ethics from a range of perspectives, including (but no limited to) postpositivism, interpretivism, constructivism, critical theory, feminism and race-based, lesbian/gay and poststructural ones, are also considered. In addition, innovative or provocative approaches to qualitative research in general or to the way research is reported are encouraged.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group

Journal of Contemporary Ethnography

The Journal of Contemporary Ethnography is an international and interdisciplinary forum for research using ethnographic methods to examine human behavior in natural settings. JCE brings you relevant material that examines a broad spectrum of social interactions and practices — in subcultures, cultures, organizations, and societies — from a variety of academic disciplines including, but not limited to, Anthropology, Communications, Criminal Justice, Education, Health Studies, Management, Marketing, and Sociology.

Publisher: Sage Publications

The Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research

The Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research (JEQR) is a peer-reviewed periodical, publishing scholarly articles that address topics relating directly to empirical qualitative research and conceptual articles addressing topics related to qualitative inquiry. The managing editor is responsible for manuscript selection via a selective and blind peer-review process. JEQR is a printed journal available for subscription at university libraries.

Publisher: Cedarville University in Dayton, Ohio

The Journal of Mixed Methods Research

“The Journal of Mixed Methods Research (JMMR) is an innovative, quarterly, international publication that focuses on empirical, methodological, and theoretical articles about mixed methods research across the social, behavioral, health, and human sciences.” Publisher: Sage Publications

Narrative Inquiry

Narrative Inquiry is devoted to providing a forum for theoretical, empirical, and methodological work on narrative.  Articles appearing in Narrative Inquiry draw upon a variety of approaches and methodologies in the study of narrative as a way to give contour to experience and life, conceptualize and preserve memories, or hand down experience, tradition, and values to future generations.  Particular emphasis is placed on theoretical approaches to narrative and the analysis of narratives in human interaction, including those practiced by researchers in psychology, linguistics, anthropology, sociology, and related disciplines.

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Co.

Narrative Inquiry is the continuation of the Journal of Narrative and Life History (1990-1997).

Oral History Review

Oral History Review, the official publication of the Oral History Association since 1973, explores the recording, transcribing, and preserving of conversations with people who have participated in important political, cultural, and economic social developments in modern times .Articles, book and film reviews, and bibliographies deal with the authentication of human experience and research findings in oral history. This journal considers a broad spectrum of different social groups, cultures, and countries through the use of interviews, songs, photos, diagrams, and storytelling.

Publisher: The University of California Press

Qualitative Health Research

Qualitative Health Research is an international, interdisciplinary, refereed journal for the enhancement of health care. It is designed to further the development and understanding of qualitative research methods in health care settings. We welcome manuscripts in the following areas: the description and analysis of the illness experience; health and health-seeking behaviors; the experiences of caregivers; the sociocultural organization of health care; health care policy; and related topics. We also seek critical reviews and commentaries addressing conceptual, theoretical, methodological, and ethical issues pertaining to qualitative enquiry.

Publisher: Sage Publications

Qualitative Research

Qualitative Research is a major new journal. 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.

Publisher: Sage Publications

Qualitative Inquiry

Qualitative Inquiry provides an interdisciplinary forum for qualitative methodology and related issues in the human sciences. With Qualitative Inquiry you have access to lively dialogues, current research and the latest developments in qualitative methodology. QI addresses: Advances in specific methodological strategies or techniques, Key issues in qualitative research, Postmodern, post-structural and/or critical treatments of qualitative or interpretive work, Practical applications of qualitative research, Theoretical discussions on the philosophical bases of qualitative traditions.

Publisher: Sage Publications

The Qualitative Report(On-line Journal)

The Qualitative Report is a peer-reviewed, on-line journal devoted to writing and discussion of and about qualitative, critical, action, and collaborative inquiry and research. The Qualitative Report serves as a forum and sounding board for researchers, scholars, practitioners, and other reflective-minded individuals who are passionate about ideas, methods, and analyses permeating qualitative, action, collaborative, and critical study.

Publisher: Nova Southeastern University

Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: An International Journal

Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management is an international journal committed to encouraging and publishing qualitative work from researchers and practitioners within the management and organisational field throughout the world. The journal seeks to provide a forum for qualitative researchers through which they can share their work with others and discuss issues of research practice of particular pertinence to qualitative approaches. QROM is the only journal that focuses exclusively on excellence in qualitative research across the management and organizational discipline. The journal encourages research which is critical, focused on subjective experience and context-oriented. Any topic relevant to organization and management studies is suitable and practitioner accounts of using qualitative methods in organizations are welcome.

Publisher:  Emerald Publishers

Qualitative Research in Psychology

Qualitative Research in Psychology is dedicated to exploring and expanding the territory of qualitative psychological research, strengthening its identity within the international research community and defining its place within the undergraduate and graduate curriculum. The journal will be broad in scope, presenting the full range of qualitative approaches to psychological research.

Publisher: Hodder Arnold, Hodder Headline

Qualitative Research Journal

“Qualitative Research Journal is an international online journal devoted to the communication of the theory and practice of qualitative research in the human sciences. It is interdisciplinary and eclectic, covering all methodologies that can be described as qualitative. It offers an international forum for researchers and practitioners to advance knowledge and promote good qualitative research practices. [It] is published twice yearly in May and November.”

Publisher: Association for Qualitative Research and RMIT Publishing

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Qualitative Sociology is a major source of current research based on the qualitative interpretation of social life. Each issue offers a broad spectrum of articles dealing with theory, fieldwork and ethnography, historical and comparative analyses, photographic studies, and qualitative analysis of quantitative data.

Publisher: Springer Publishing

Qualitative Sociology Review(On-line Journal)

Qualitative Sociology Review is an online journal that publishes empirical, theoretical and methodological articles applicable to all fields and specializations within sociology. Every submitted paper is blind reviewed and quality-controlled by two reviewers and the high scientific quality level of the journal remains in charge of the Editorial Staff and Consulting Editors.

Publisher: Lodz University, Poland

Studies in Qualitative Methodology

The last decade has witnessed a considerable increase in research that could be broadly described as ethnographic, qualitative or a case study among investigators working within such disciplines and areas as: sociology, criminology and education, as well as sub-fields like industrial relations and the sociology of health and healing. Such work draws on a style of investigation traditionally used by social anthropologists and includes methods such as participant observation, unstructured interviews and documentary evidence. This range of research methods is commonly included under the term field research and qualitative methodology. The volumes in this annual take up issues and debates in this area that relate to: methodology, the relationship between data collection and data analysis, the relationship between theory and method and the implications of qualitative research for social policy and evaluation.

Publisher: Elsevier Science Inc.

Studies in Symbolic Interaction

The essays in this annual series consist of original research and theory within the general sociological perspective known as Symbolic Interactionism. International in scope, this series draws upon the work of interpretive students of cultural studies, ethnographers, phenomenologists, ethnomethodologists, critical, standpoint and feminist theorists, as well as traditional symbolic interactionists. The emphasis is on new thought and research which bridge links to an emergent critical theory of self, language, the media, socialization, interaction, social relationships, and race, class, and gender.

Publisher: Elsevier Ltd.

Symbolic Interaction

As the main voice of the Symbolic Interactionist perspective, Symbolic Interaction brings you articles which showcase empirical research and theoretical development that resound throughout the fields of sociology, social psychology, communication, education, nursing, organizations, mass media, and others.

Publisher: University of California Press

Journals Receptive to Qualitative Research

Adult Education

Adult Education Quarterly

Adult Education Quarterly is a scholarly refereed journal committed to advancing the understanding and practice of adult and continuing education. The journal strives to be inclusive in scope, addressing topics and issues of significance to scholars and practitioners concerned with diverse aspects of adult and continuing education. AEQ publishes research employing a variety of methods and encourages the submission of innovative and provocative scholarship informed by diverse orientations. AEQ aims to stimulate a problem-oriented, critical approach to research and practice, with an increasing emphasis on interdisciplinary and international perspectives.

Publisher: Sage Publications

International Journal of Lifelong Education

The International Journal of Lifelong Education provides a forum for debate on the principles and practice of lifelong, adult, continuing, recurrent and initial education and learning, whether in formal, institutional or informal settings. Common themes include social purpose in lifelong education, and sociological, policy and political studies of lifelong education. The journal recognizes that research into lifelong learning needs to focus on the relationships between schooling, later learning, active citizenship and personal fulfillment, as well as the relationship between schooling, employability and economic development.

Publisher:  Routledge


American Anthropologist

American Anthropologist publishes articles that add to, integrate, synthesize, and interpret anthropological knowledge; commentaries and essays on issues of importance to the discipline; and reviews of books, films, sound recordings and exhibits.

Publisher: American Anthropological Association

American Ethnologist

American Ethnologist concerned with ethnology in the broadest sense of the term. The editor welcomes manuscripts that creatively demonstrate the connections between ethnographic specificity and theoretical originality, as well as the ongoing relevance of the ethnographic imagination to the contemporary world.

Publisher: The American Ethnological Society

Annual Review of Anthropology

The mission of Annual Reviews is to provide systematic, periodic examinations of scholarly advances in a number of fields of science through critical authoritative reviews. As a series of Annual Review’s 32 focused disciplines, Annual Review of Anthropology Examines broad categories such as archeology, linguistics, regional studies, biological anthropology, and socio-cultural anthropology.

Publisher: Annual Reviews

Anthropological Quarterly

While continuing to publish outstanding data-driven anthropology and articles that advance anthropological theory, AQ also asks intellectuals to contribute to on-going public debates relevant to contemporary experiences. We believe that it is important for anthropologists to focus on public debates, not only because we live and work in societies that face the challenges of such varied problems as war, racism, poverty, nationalism, globalization, human rights, and the social, legal, and ethical implications of new genetic technologies, but because we need to add our voices to discourses dominated by journalists and a very small number of public intellectuals.

Publisher: George Washington University Institute for Ethnographic Research

Anthropology Today

Anthropology Today is a bimonthly publication which aims to provide a forum for the application of anthropological analysis to public and topical issues, while reflecting the breadth of interests within the discipline of anthropology. It is also committed to promoting debate at the interface between anthropology and areas of applied knowledge such as education, medicine, development etc. as well as that between anthropology and other academic disciplines. Anthropology Today encourages submissions on a wide range of topics, consistent with these aims.

Publisher: Blackwell Publishing

Critique of Anthropology

Critique of Anthropology is dedicated to the development of anthropology as a discipline that subjects social reality to critical analysis. The journal challenges received wisdoms inside academic anthropology and in society at large, presenting work that is innovative, challenging, sometimes experimental and often uncomfortable.

Publisher: Sage Publications

Current Anthropology

Current Anthropology is a transnational journal devoted to research on humankind, encompassing the full range of anthropological scholarship on human cultures and on the human and other primate species. Communicating across the subfields, the journal features papers in a wide variety of areas, including social, cultural, and physical anthropology as well as ethnology and ethnohistory, archaeology and prehistory, folklore, and linguistics.

Publisher: University of Chicago Press


Ethnology provides its readers with a unique opportunity to stay rooted in traditional anthropology while keeping current with new directions of the field. It is an academically oriented journal not just for academics. It is highly readable and reflects an impressive cross-section of specializations, making it an ideal tool for teaching, reference, and general knowledge of anthropology. It is diverse enough to educate the most sophisticated research scholar as well as the occasional anthropology enthusiast.

Publisher: Ethnology, Department of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh

Human Organization

Its primary objective is the scientific investigation of the principles controlling the relations of human beings to one another and the wide application of these principles to practical problems. The journal regularly includes sections on government and industry, health and medical care, and international affairs. Articles report the application of concepts of social/behavioral science to issues and problems in the contemporary world.

Publisher: Society for Applied Anthropology

Medical Anthropology Quarterly

Medical Anthropology Quarterly publishes research and theory in the field of medical anthropology. This field is broadly taken to include all inquiries into health, disease, illness, and sickness in human individuals and populations that are undertaken from the holistic and cross-cultural perspective distinctive of anthropology as a discipline — that is, with an awareness of species’ biological, cultural, linguistic, and historical uniformity and variation. It encompasses studies of ethnomedicine, epidemiology, maternal and child health, population, nutrition, human development in relation to health and disease, health-care providers and services, public health, health policy, and the language and speech of health and health care.

Publisher: Society for Medical Anthropology

Plains Anthropologist

Plains Anthropologist, a quarterly journal, publishes original papers on the anthropology of the Great Plains and adjacent areas of North America. Manuscripts of a more general nature, or those concerned with other areas, will be considered if they are of theoretical importance or if they bear upon problems of humans in Plains environments.

Publisher: Plains Anthropological Society

Urban Anthropology and Studies of Cultural Systems and World Economic Development

Urban Anthropology and Studies of Cultural Systems and World Economic Development (“UAS”) publishes articles and special issues on world processes: urbanization, development and under-development, colonialism and neocolonialism, etc. UAS will publish articles in any of the social and behavioral sciences provided that they pertain to the subject matter of the journal.

Publisher: The Institute, Inc.


Studies in Art Education

Studies in Art Education is a quarterly journal which reports quantitative, qualitative, historical, and philosophical research in art education, including explorations of theory and practice in the areas of art production, art criticism, aesthetics, art history, human development, curriculum and instruction, and assessment. Studies also publishes reports of applicable research in related fields such as anthropology, education, psychology, philosophy, and sociology.

Publisher: National Art Education Association

Visual Arts Research

Visual Arts Research publishes research with educational, historical, philosophical, andpsychological perspectives.

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

Education (General)

American Educational Research Journal

The American Educational Research Journal has as its purpose to carry original empirical and theoretical studies and analyses in education.

Publisher: American Educational Research Association

American Journal of Education

American Journal of Education seeks to bridge and integrate the intellectual, methodological, and substantive diversity of educational scholarship, and to encourage a vigorous dialogue between educational scholars and practitioners. To achieve that goal, papers are published that present research, theoretical statements, philosophical arguments, critical syntheses of a field of educational inquiry, and integrations of educational scholarship, policy, and practice.

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Comparative Education Review

Comparative Education Review investigates education throughout the world and the social, economic, and political forces that shape it. Founded in 1957 to advance knowledge and teaching in comparative education studies, the Review has since established itself as the most reliable source for the analysis of the place of education in countries other than the United States.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press

Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis

EEPA publishes manuscripts of theoretical or practical interest to those engaged in educational evaluation or policy analysis, including economics, demographic, financial, and political analyses of education policies; syntheses of previously completed policy studies, evaluation theories, and methodologies; results of significant evaluation efforts; retrospective views of evaluation studies, and book reviews related to educational evaluation and policy issues.

Publisher: American Educational Research Association

Educational  Foundations

Beginning with the Summer 2001 issue (Volume 15, Number 3), Educational Foundations has been selected for inclusion in The Education Index, the primary international index of educational periodicals. Focus on analysis of foundations, applications of methodology to key issues, and interdisciplinary nature.

Publisher: American Educational Studies Association

Educational Studies

Beginning with the Summer 2001 issue (Volume 15, Number 3), Educational Foundations has been selected for inclusion in The Education Index, the primary international index of educational periodicals.Focus on analysis of foundations, applications of methodology to key issues, and interdisciplinary nature.

Publisher: American Educational Studies Association

Educational Researcher

It contains scholarly articles that come from a wide range of disciplines and are of general significance to the educational research community, with Interpretation and implications in education and field of educational research.

Publisher: American Educational ResearchAssociation

Educational Studies
Educational Studies aims to provide a forum for original investigations and theoretical studies in education. Whilst the journal is principally concerned with the social sciences, contributions from a wider field are encouraged. The editorial board intends to publish fully refereed papers which cover applied and theoretical approaches to the study of education and its closely related disciplines. Such papers may take the form of reports of experimental research, review articles, shorter notes and discussions.

Publisher:  Taylor and Francis

Equity and Excellence in Education
Equity & Excellence in Education publishes articles based on scholarly research utilizing qualitative or quantitative methods, as well as essays that describe and assess practical efforts to achieve educational equity and are contextualized within an appropriate literature review. We consider manuscripts on a range of topics related to equity, equality and social justice in K-12 or postsecondary schooling, and that focus upon social justice issues in school systems, individual schools, classrooms, and/or the social justice factors that contribute to inequality in learning for students from diverse social group backgrounds.

Publisher:  Routledge

Harvard Educational Review

Harvard Educational Review is a scholarly journal of opinion and research in education. Its mission is to provide an interdisciplinary forum for discussion and debate about education’s most vital issues. Since its founding in 1930, the Review has become one of the most prestigious journals in education, with circulation to policymakers, researchers, administrators, and teachers. Each year, the Review covers a wide range of topics of current concern in education. Each quarterly issue of the Review is book length, containing a variety of articles, essays, and book reviews.

Publisher: Harvard Education Press

History of Education Quarterly

History of Education Quarterly publishes articles, documents, debates on important issues in the history of education, retrospectives, research notes, book reviews, and film reviews. Topics span the history of education, both formal and nonformal, including the history of childhood, youth, and the family. The subjects are not limited to any time period and are universal in scope.

Publisher: The History of Education Society

International Journal of Research and Method in Education
The International Journal of Research & Method in Education is an interdisciplinary and refereed journal, which draws its contributions from a wide community of researchers. The principal aim of the journal is to further international discourse in education with a particular focus on method. The journal particularly encourages contributions which: provide evidence of unusual or new methods of educational research, discuss conceptual, theoretical and methodological issues in educational research, have an international and/or comparative dimension, contest or dissent from the orthodox or examine the innovative and the unusual.

Publisher: Routledge

Journal of Curriculum Studies

Journal of Curriculum Studies publishes original refereed contributions on all aspects of curriculum studies (including those derived from historical, philosophical, comparative and policy-related investigations), pedagogic theory, teacher education and development, assessment and evaluation, and the present state of schooling. In keeping with its international character, Journal of Curriculum Studies especially welcomes articles which extend the perspectives of curriculum beyond national boundaries.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group

Journal of Education

Journal of Education seeks to advance informed discussion of educational policy and practice. It is open to the full range of thoughtful opinions, and does not enforce or promote a particular point of view. The editor solicits and selects the articles that appear in its pages, but the views expressed in those articles are those of the individual authors.

Publisher: Boston University School of Education

Journal of Negro Education

Journal of Negro Education (JNE), a refereed scholarly periodical, was founded at Howard University in 1932. It is one of the oldest continuously published periodicals by and about Black people. The Journal was launched with a threefold mission: first, to stimulate the collection and facilitate the dissemination of facts about the education of Black people; second, to present discussions involving critical appraisals of the proposals and practices relating to the education of Black people; and third, to stimulate and sponsor investigations of issues incident to the education of Black people.

Publisher: School of Education, Howard University

Journal of Thought

Journal of Thought is a quarterly publication devoted to the reflective examination of educational issues and problems from the perspective of diverse disciplines. The Journal welcomes scholars whose work represents varied viewpoints, methodologies, disciplines, cultures, and nationalities as it seeks to treat the most comprehensive issues and problems confronting education throughout the world.

Publisher: Caddo Gap Press


Pedagogies: An International Journal brings together emergent and breaking work on all aspects of pedagogy: classroom teaching and learning in response to new communities and student bodies, curriculum and responses to new knowledge and changing disciplinarity, blends of traditional and new communications media in classrooms, and most importantly, how we might improve and renew the everyday work that teachers and students do in classrooms.  Articles will range from discussions, debates, and studies of the most tenacious and perennial educational problems–such as teaching to diversity and the persistent educational marginalization of specific communities–to those focusing on innovative engagements with new technologies and new forms of identity, new repertoires of teacher practice, and preparation of students for emergent forms of civic, workplace, and community life.
Publisher:  Lawrence Erlbaum Associates

Review of Educational Research

Review of Educational Research (RER) is a forum for reviews of previously published work in a field that is populated by scholars from diverse traditions.A review is not the definitive answer on an educational topic. It is a compilation of perspectives taken by individuals on issues and, as such, is much enriched by multiple viewpoints. For this reason, we invite scholars from all areas addressing questions of educational interest to submit work that integrates, analyzes, and critiques educational literature and theories.

Publisher: American Educational Research Association

The Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies
The Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies is the only journal which publishes critical essays that explore pedagogy and its relation to a wide variety of political, social, cultural and economic issues. It is particularly concerned with issues focusing on how pedagogy works within and across a variety of sites (not limited to formal spaces of education, but including popular culture, museums, film, and other cultural spaces) and how pedagogical practices emerge out of specific historical struggles, concrete projects, and particular relations of power. The journal is interdisciplinary, and addresses the relationship of race, class, age and gender to particular projects, struggles, and issues.
Publisher:  Taylor and Francis

Teachers College Record

Teachers College Record is a journal of research, analysis, and commentary in the field of education.

Publisher: Blackwell Publishers

Theory and Research in Social Education

Theory and Research in Social Education is designed to stimulate and communicate systematic research and thinking in social education. Its purpose is to foster the creation and exchange of ideas and research findings that will expand knowledge and understanding of the purposes, conditions, and effects of schooling and education about society and social relations. Manuscripts reporting conceptual or empirical studies of social education are welcomed.

Publisher: National Council for the Social Studies

Theory into Practice

Published since 1962, Theory into Practice is the fully refereed journal published quarterly by The Ohio State University’s College of Education. TIP is organized around a single theme, and features multiple perspectives and scholarly, yet accessible, discussions of current and future concerns of interest to today’s educators.

Publisher: Ohio State University

Elementary Education

Child Development

Child Development has published articles, essays, reviews, and tutorials on various topics in the field of child development since 1930. Spanning many disciplines, the journal provides the latest research, not only for researchers and theoreticians, but also for child psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, psychiatric social workers, specialists in early childhood education, educational psychologists, special education teachers and other researchers.

Publisher: Blackwell Publishing

Elementary School Journal

While exploring central problems in education theory, Elementary School Journal also explores the complex problems of the classroom. In addition, ESJ presents articles that relate the latest research in child development, cognitive psychology, sociology, and anthropology to school learning and teaching.

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Higher Education

Higher Education Review

Higher Education Review is an academic journal committed to the critical examination of post school education. It is the policy of the Review to encourage fundamental discussion and to question received opinion. This is not to say that the Review has a ‘line’ on every policy question or that it represents propaganda for one particular view. Its stance is one of enquiry and criticism. There seem to be five main areas in higher education where fundamental discussion is needed. These are: What is post school education for? Who is to get post school education? What should post school education consist of? How is post school education to be organized? What are the implications of all these questions for those working in post school education?

Publisher: Tyrrell Burgess Associates

Journal of Higher Education

Founded in 1930, Journal of Higher Education is the leading scholarly journal on the institution of higher education. Articles combine disciplinary methods with critical insight to investigate issues important to faculty, administrators, and program managers.

Publisher: The Ohio State University Press

Journal of Hispanic Higher Education

Journal of Hispanic Higher Education (JHHE) is a quarterly international journal devoted to the advancement of knowledge and understanding of issues at Hispanic-serving institutions. JHHE maintains a broad focus and accepts the highest quality scholarly, creative and practical articles that combine research with application, fostering the integration of theory and practice. As such, JHHE publishes both quantitative and qualitative articles that specifically relate to issues of interest at Hispanic-serving institutions of higher learning worldwide. JHHE is particularly interested in research that crosses both cultural and disciplinary boundaries.

Publisher: Sage Publications

Language and Literacy Education

College English

College English is the professional journal for the college scholar-teacher. CE publishes articles about literature, rhetoric-composition, critical theory, creative writing theory and pedagogy, linguistics, literacy, reading theory, pedagogy, and professional issues related to the teaching of English. Each issue also includes opinion pieces, review essays, and letters from readers. Contributions may work across traditional field boundaries; authors represent the full range of institutional types.

Publisher: National Council of Teachers of English

English Education

English Education contains articles that focus on issues related to the nature of the discipline, especially as it spans all levels of instruction, and the education and development of teachers of English at all levels.

Publisher: National Council of Teachers of English

English Journal

A refereed publication, it is the official journal of the Secondary Section of NCTE. Its readership of approximately 25,000 is composed largely of middle school, junior high school, and high school teachers; supervisors; and teacher educators.

Publisher: The National Council of Teachers of English

Journal of Language and Literacy Education

The Journal of Language and Literacy Education (JoLLE) is a biannual online journal promoting the interchange of ideas among the language and literacy education community. JoLLE publishes the work of researchers, professors, classroom teachers, and graduate students in a variety of viewpoints on a broad spectrum of issues related to language and literacy education. Works of interest include reports of research, curriculum projects, or classroom experiences; commentaries on issues pertaining to research or public policies; and literature reviews and theoretical analyses.

Publisher: Department of Language and Literacy, University of Georgia

Journal of Literacy Research (JLR)

The JLR is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal that publishes research related to literacy, language, and literacy and language education from preschool through adulthood. JLR publishes research and scholarly papers, including original research, critical reviews of research, conceptual analyses, and theoretical essays. Investigations of the social, affective, cognitive, pedagogical, technological, and political dimensions of literacy are appropriate for publication in JLR. Articles represent diverse research paradigms and theoretical orientations, and they employ a variety of methodologies and modes of inquiry. JLR serves as a forum for sharing divergent areas of research and pedagogy and encourages papers that open dialogue among professionals from a variety of disciplines.

Publisher: Sage.

Language Arts

Language Arts is a professional journal for elementary and middle school teachers and teacher educators. It provides a forum for discussions on all aspects of language arts learning and teaching, primarily as they relate to children in pre-kindergarten through the eighth grade. Issues discuss both theory and classroom practice, highlight current research, and review children’s and young adolescent literature, as well as classroom and professional materials of interest to language arts educators.

Publisher: National Council of Teachers of Education

Reading Research Quarterly (RRQ)

Reading Research Quarterly has been essential reading for those committed to scholarship on questions of literacy among learners of all ages. In RRQ, you’ll find reports of important studies, multidisciplinary research, various modes of investigation, and diverse viewpoints on literacy practices, teaching, and learning.In addition to peer-reviewed articles, Reading Research Quarterly includes: Theory and Research Into Practice, New Directions in Research, International Reports on Literacy Research, Book reviews, Supplementary online-only content.

Publisher: International Reading Association

Research in the Teaching of English

Research in the Teaching of English (RTE) is a multidisciplinary journal composed of original research and scholarly essays on the relationships between language teaching and learning at all levels, preschool through adult. Articles reflect a variety of methodologies and address issues of pedagogical relevance related to the content, context, process, and evaluation of language learning.

Publisher: The National Council of Teachers of English

Research on Language and Social Interaction

Research on Language and Social Interaction is a multidisciplinary journal committed to publishing outstanding research focused on the organization and dynamics of language and embodied conduct as vehicles of social interaction. Studies of casual conversation, institutional settings, interaction mediated by computer and other new technologies, and research on interaction across cultures and languages are within the journal’s purview. Research may involve the close analysis interaction based on interview and observational data, collected in the laboratory or the field. Diverse approaches to the study of interaction are encouraged, including, but not limited to, conversation analysis, discourse analysis, pragmatics, and observational and ethnographic studies.

Publisher:  Lawrence Erlbaum Associates

Organizational Management and Information Systems

Accounting, Organizations and Society

Accounting, Organizations & Society is a major international journal concerned with all aspects of the relationship between accounting and human behavior, organizational structures and processes, and the changing social and political environment of the enterprise. Its unique focus covers such topics as: the social role of accounting, social accounting, social audit and accounting for scarce resources; the provision of accounting information to employees and trade unions and the development of participative information systems; processes influencing accounting innovations and the social and political aspects of accounting standard setting; behavioral studies of the users of accounting information; information processing views of organizations, and the relationship between accounting and other information systems and organizational structures and processes; organizational strategies for designing accounting and information systems; human resource accounting; cognitive aspects of accounting and decision-making processes, and the behavioral aspects of budgeting, planning and investment appraisal.

Publisher: Elsevier Publishing

Group and Organization Management

For almost thirty years, Group & Organization Management has served as an international forum for the latest research and analysis in organizational behavior, organization theory, business strategy, and human resources. Whether you’re a scholar or practitioner, Group & Organization Management is your best resource for the new ideas and fresh perspectives you need to stay current in the field of organization studies.GOM sheds new light on a variety of topics, including:Leadership, Teamwork & Group Processes, Multi-level Theory, Organizational Communication, Strategic Management, Cross-Cultural and International Management, Macro OB, Organizational Cognition, and Workplace Diversity.

Publisher: Sage Publications

Information and Organization

From the webpage: Information and Organization focuses on the relationships between information technologies and social organization, based on empirical research and relevant theory. It provides a forum for innovative, reflective, and rigorous scholarship. Publisher: Elsevier Science, Ltd.

Organization Research Methods

Organizational Research Methods (ORM) brings relevant methodological developments to a wide range of researchers in organizational and management studies and promotes a more effective understanding of current and new methodologies and their application in organizational settings. The goal is to continue to publish high-quality articles, regardless of methodological and philosophical approach and level of analysis, that will help advance organizational and management studies. ORM is looking for high-quality manuscripts from the qualitative and quantitative domains as well as micro and macro perspectives.
Publisher:  Sage Publications


Journal of Cross-cultural Psychology

For over three decades the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology has served as a leading interdisciplinary forum for psychologists, researchers, scholars and educators who study how cultural differences in developmental, social and educational experiences affect individual behavior.

Publisher: Sage Publications

Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development

The Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development is concerned with research, theory, or program applications pertinent to multicultural and ethnic minority interests in all areas of counseling and human development.

Publisher: American Counseling Association

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology publishes original papers in all areas of personality and social psychology. It emphasizes empirical reports but may include specialized theoretical, methodological, and review papers. The journal is divided into three independently edited sections:attitudes and social cognition, interpersonal relationships and group processes, personality processes and individual differences.

Publisher: American Psychological Association

Journal of Humanistic Psychology

Journal of Humanistic Psychology is an interdisciplinary forum for contributions, controversies and diverse statements pertaining to humanistic psychology. It addresses personal growth, interpersonal encounters, social problems and philosophical issues.

Publisher: The Association for Humanistic Psychology

Social Work

Social Work

Social Work is the premiere journal of the social work profession. Social Work is dedicated to improving practice and advancing knowledge in social work and social welfare. Its article yield new insights into established practices, evaluate new techniques and research, examine current social problems, and bring serious critical analysis to bear on problems in the profession. Major emphasis is placed on social policy and the solutions to serious human problems.

Publisher: National Association of Social Workers Press

Social Work with Groups

Social Work with Groups is a unique quarterly journal of community and clinical practice, and an important reference publication for those in the social work profession who value and seek to understand the small group. The journal addresses the issues of groupwork in psychiatric, rehabilitative, and multipurpose social work and social service agencies; crisis theory and groupwork; the use of group programs in clinical and community practice; and basic group competencies for all social work professionals.

Publisher: The Haworth Press, Inc.


American Journal of Sociology

Established in 1895 as the first U.S. scholarly journal in its field, AJS remains a leading voice for analysis and research in the social sciences, presenting work on the theory, methods, practice, and history of sociology. The Journal also seeks the application of perspectives from other social sciences and publishes papers by psychologists, anthropologists, statisticians, economists, educators, historians, and political scientists.

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

American Sociological Review

The ASA founded this journal in 1936 (volume 1) with the mission to publish original works of interest to the sociology discipline in general, new theoretical developments, results of research that advance our understanding of fundamental social processes, and important methodological innovations. All areas of sociology are welcome in the American Sociological Review. Emphasis is on exceptional quality and general interest.

Publisher: American Sociological Association

Family Relations: Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Family Science

Family Relations: Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Family Studies publishes applied articles that are original, innovative and interdisciplinary and that focus on diverse families and family issues. Audiences include family life educators in academic and community settings, researchers with an applied or evaluation focus, family practitioners who utilize prevention or therapeutic models and techniques, and family policy specialists. Examples of appropriate articles include those dealing with applied research, educational philosophies or practices, syntheses of substantive areas, program evaluations, and curriculum development and assessment.

Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Co.

Journal of Social Issues

This Journal has as its goal the communication of scientific findings and interpretations in a non-technical manner but without the sacrifice of professional standards.

Publisher: Blackwell Publications

Philosophy of the Social Sciences

For more than three decades Philosophy of the Social Sciences has served as the international, interdisciplinary forum for current research, theory and debate on the philosophical foundations of the social sciences. It focuses on the central issues of the social sciences, including general methodology (explaining, theorizing, testing), the application of philosophy (especially individualism versus holism), the nature of rationality and the history of theories and concepts. Among the topics you’ll exploreEthnomethodology, Evolution, Marxism, Phenomenology, Postmodernism, Rationality, Relativism, Scientific Methods, and Textual Interpretations Interdisciplinary

Publisher: Sage Publications

Sociology of Education

SOE provides a forum for studies in the sociology of education and human social development. We publish research that examines how social institutions and individuals’ experiences within these institutions affect educational processes and social development.

Publisher: American Sociological Association

Sociology of Sport Journal

Sociology of Sport Journal (SSJ) is designed to stimulate and communicate research, critical thought, and theory development on sociology of sport issues. SSJ is the academic journal that sport sociologists, sport psychologists, and coaches look to for research articles, annotated bibliographies, research notes, book reviews, and short papers on curriculum issues.

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publisher

Youth and Society

For over 35 years, Youth & Society has provided educators, counselors, researchers, and policy makers with the latest research and scholarship in this dynamic field. This valuable resource examines critical contemporary issues and presents vital, practical information for studying and working with young people today.

Publisher: Sage Publications

Urban Studies

Education and Urban Society

Education and Urban Society places special emphasis on the relationship between educators and society. Topics addressed have included:Religion and the Politics of Education, Privatization in Public Education, America’s Changing Demographics (Educational Policy Implications), Educating Homeless Students in Urban Settings, Alternative Teacher Certification, School Choice Plans, and Resilience, Schooling, and Development in African-American Youth.

Publisher: Sage Publications

Urban Education

For almost 40 years, Urban Education has provided thought-provoking commentary on key issues from gender-balanced and racially diverse perspectives. Subjects include: Mental health needs of urban students, Student motivation and teacher practice, School-to-work programs and community economic development, Restructuring in large urban schools, and Health and social services.

Publisher: Sage Publications

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Urban Review provides a forum for the presentation of original investigations, reviews, and essays which examine the issues basic to the improvement of urban schooling and education. The broad scope of topics presented reflects awareness of the multidisciplinary nature of contemporary educational problems.

Publisher: Springer

Women’s Studies

Gender and Society

Gender & Society examines gender as one of the foundations of every existing social order. Emphasizing theory and research from micro- and macrostructural perspectives, Gender & Society advances both the study of gender and feminist scholarship.A subscription to Gender & Society ensures that you will receive the latest research and theory on the social and structural implications of gender through a multidisciplinary approach. The result is a journal that appeals to academics from several areas of study, including: Anthropology, Women’s Studies, Economics, Political Science, Social Psychology, History, Sociology

Publisher: Sage Publications

National Women’s Studies Association Journal (NWSA)

NWSA Journal, a peer-reviewed scholarly publication of the National Women’s Studies Association, is committed to providing a forum in which the research of feminist scholars, established and new, results in critical dialogue. We invite submission of articles in all areas related to Women’s Studies, with emphasis on diversity. Articles from all disciplines are welcome; however, writers should keep in mind that the NWSA Journal has a multi-disciplinary audience. We will also consider reports, book reviews, archives, and personal scholarship that engage in a feminist perspective.

Publisher:  NWSA

Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society

Founded in 1975, Signs is recognized as the leading international journal in women’s studies. Signs publishes articles from a wide range of disciplines in a variety of voices—articles engaging gender, race, culture, class, sexuality, and / or nation. The focus of essays ranges from cross-disciplinary theorizing and methodologies to specific disciplinary issues, framed to enter conversations of interest across disciplines.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press

Women’s Studies International Forum

Women’s Studies International Forum (formerly Women’s Studies International Quarterly, established in 1978) is a bimonthly journal to aid the distribution and exchange of feminist research in the multidisciplinary, international area of women’s studies and in feminist research in other disciplines. The policy of the journal is to establish a feminist forum for discussion and debate.

Publisher: Elsevier Science, Ltd.

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