Open Access Qualitative research Journals

A list of Open Access Qualitative research journals for you to publish your manuscript in

Qualitative research is scientific method of observation to gather non-numerical data

Open access (OA) is a key part of making research shareable and reproducable. All journal articles published open access undergoe the same rigorous peer review process.

This list of Qualitative research Open Access journals will hopefully make it easier for you to decide where to publish your Qualitative research manuscript.
The list below includes all high-impact factor Qualitative research journals as well as new up and comming journals where it might also be more affordable to publish.In many cases, you only see lists of Qualitative research journals, nonetheless, in our case we have made the list with open access Qualitative research journals in mind.Use our different columns — number of papers, number of citations, and relevance — to find the best Qualitative research venue for your manuscript.

The DOAJ columns refers to the The Directory of Open Access Journals, a list of open access journals, maintained by Infrastructure Services for Open Access.
There are certain criteria a journal must meet to be indexed by DOAJ, and thus inclusion in the DOAJ index is seen by scholars as a mark of quality.

All the open access Qualitative research journals in this list are indexed in
If you spot any mistakes in this table of Qualitative research OA journals, don’t hesitate to send us an email.

Open Access Qualitative research Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
The open family studies journal1874-9224Bentham Science21100
Nepalese Journal of Qualitative Research Methods2071-3258Nepal Journals Online63766.7
The qualitative report2160-3715Nova Southeastern University48112858.4Website
International journal of qualitative methods1609-4069SAGE44789148.3Website
SSM - Qualitative Research in Health2667-3215Elsevier1414145.4Website
International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being1748-2623Taylor & Francis11211312043.5Website
International Journal of Contemporary Islamic Education2715-4572IAIN Palu39941
Global qualitative nursing research2333-3936SAGE239181240.6Website
International journal of pain research and treatment2637-8825eSciPub LLC3033.3
Scandinavian Journal of Forensic Science2353-07073033.3
Journal of research in humanities and social science2321-9467IOSR Journals3533.3
American journal of qualitative research2576-2141Modestum Limited9729129.9
J-ELLiT (Journal of English Language, Literature, and Teaching)2580-670XState University of Malang (UM)17429.4
Health Expectations1369-6513Wiley23564745628.7Website
Philippine innovative education journal. (Print)2651-7000Central Philippines State University7128.6
Indonesian Journal of Medical Anthropology2745-536XUniversitas Sumatera Utara18227.8
JMIR nursing2562-7600JMIR Publications Inc.6215327.4Website
BMC Palliative Care1472-684XSpringer Nature12831790826.7Website
BMC Nursing1472-6955Springer Nature11661318126.7Website
African Journal of Disability2223-9170AOSIS317196025.9Website
Journal of participatory medicine2152-7202JMIR Publications Inc.6617325.8Website
Jurnal pendidikan Islam2301-9166Al-Jami'ah Research Centre20825Website
Jurnal kebijakan kesehatan indonesia2089-2624Universitas Gadjah Mada8725
Implementation science communications2662-2211Springer Nature32773924.5Website
International journal of nursing studies advances2666-142XElsevier8630924.4Website
PEC Innovation2772-6282Elsevier67623.9Website
BJGP open2398-3795Royal College of General Practitioners591174423.5Website
BMC Family Practice1471-2296Springer Nature26165399023.3Website
JMIR aging2561-7605JMIR Publications Inc.208116423.1Website
The Irish journal of occupational therapy0791-8437Emerald (MCB UP)669822.7
Journal of local government issues2620-3812Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang44522.7
Journal of migration and health2666-6235Elsevier12429522.6Website
Electronic journal of business research methods1477-7029Academic Conferences International Ltd311422.6
Jurnal Ilmu Kesejahteraan Sosial (Jurusan Ilmu Kesejahteraan Sosial, Fakultas Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik Universitas Indonesia)1412-842XUniversitas Indonesia, Directorate of Research and Public Service40422.5
Methods in psychology2590-2601Elsevier6712722.4Website
Qualitative research in medicine & healthcare2532-2044PAGEPress Publications947822.3Website
Journal of excellence in nursing and healthcare practice2692-4064Walden University9422.2
International journal of online and distance learning2520-4033IPR Journals and Books (International Peer Reviewed Journals and Books)9022.2
Qualitative studies1903-7031Aarhus University Library7262622.2Website
International journal of business, management and social research2412-8279Journal BiNET9022.2
Australian Journal of Clinical Education2207-4791Bond University69921.7Website
Palliative care and social practice2632-3524SAGE7412321.6Website
Jurnal Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris Undiksha2614-1892Universitas Pendidikan Ganesha51021.6
NursingPlus Open2352-9008Elsevier14144021.4Website
International Journal of Contemporary Islamic Law and Society2715-4580IAIN Palu38421.1
Journal of research in interprofessional practice and education1916-7342CISP Journal Services14475420.8
Jurnal Sosiologi Andalas: Andalas Journal of Sociology2088-1134Universitas Andalas29020.7Website
International journal of practice-based learning in health and social care2051-6223Coventry University, Lanchester Library16536020.6
International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences2214-1391Elsevier465139020.6Website
SAHARA-J1729-0376Taylor & Francis10747320.6Website
BMC Medical Ethics1472-6939Springer Nature11621843420.4Website
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I publish my Qualitative research paper?
You can publish your Qualitative research paper in the Open Access journals in this list
What is Open Access (OA)?
Open Access aims to provide immediate and unrestricted access to research articles while along you to also share it freely
What does “relevance” mean in the table?
It refers to the strength of association between this journal being listed and the concept, from 0-100. For example, the Journal Of Research In Mechanical Engineering has a relevance of “0” when listed under “Open Access Computer Science Journals” because it has no relevance to the field of Computer Science.
How do you count total number of citations?
The citations demonstrate how frequently publications from this journal are cited in other papers. We obtain this information via OpenAlex. Although the accuracy is questionable, it might nevertheless aid you in gaining an understanding of how prestigious a publication is overall.
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Our aim at is to disseminate existing open access research papers. For this reason, we do not publish any papers. What we do is that once a paper has been published, we index it in so that more people can find and access a journal article.
What is an APC?
In some cases, articles published in journals are made open access and freely available online, immediately upon publication. This is made usually made possible by an article-processing charge (APC) that covers the range of publishing services provided.
What are the different Open Access types?
The most common types are “Green Open Access”, “Gold Open Access” and “Hybrid Open Access”.