Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Qualitative Research in Education is an online journal four-monthly published by Hipatia which shows the results of qualitative researches aimed to promote significantly the understanding and improvement of the educational processes. Qualitative Research in Education gathers the outcomes from the educational researches carried out in different fields, disciplines and qualitative methodological approaches. These investigations have as a final purpose to improve the educational processes or contexts. Consequently, the journal will publish disciplinary and multi-disciplinary pieces of work linked to education and more precisely to Pedagogy, Sociology, Anthropology, History, Philosophy, Linguistics, Geography, Mathematics, Physical Education, Music or Political Science.

This scientific journal was created to meet the need for recording the increasing scientific knowledge generated from qualitative researches. Qualitative Research in Education is one of the first scientific journals on this theme. It intends to be an international space for debate and educational reflection on participative implementations on research which involves the reality that is being investigated, the understanding of educational phenomena as well as the evidence that can encourage not only equity and improvement of outcomes in education but also a social change.

Qualitative Research in Education aims to be indexed as soon as possible within the national and international Social Science databases such as SCOPUS or Social Science Citation Index.

 

Section Policies

Editorial

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Articles

The former journal includes articles about ended or in progress scientific inquiries.

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Reviews

Book reviews are of those most recent publications in the educational field, from different disciplines and of international interest.

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List of Reviewers

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Full Issue

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Peer Review Process

All research articles in this journal have undergone rigorous double-blind peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing by two anonymous referees.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides free immediate access to its content under the principle of which to make the research freely available to the public supports a greater interchange of global knowledge.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Non­Commercial and Non­Derivative License

 

Publication Ethics

QRE is committed to meeting high standards of ethical conduct at all stages of the publication process. In our ethical standards and procedures, we set out general expectations for authors, editors, reviewers, publishers and society partners. QRE guarantees at all times the confidentiality of the evaluation process: the anonymity of the reviewers and the authors, the content evaluated, the rationale report issued by the reviewers and any other communication issued by the editorial and advisory boards.

Also the confidentiality will be maintained before any clarifications or complaints that an author wishes to send to the committees of the journal or to the evaluators of the article.

QRE declares its commitment for the respect and integrity of the works already published. For this reason, plagiarism is strictly prohibited in QRE and texts that are identified as plagiarism or its content are fraudulent will be removed from the journal if they have already been published or will not be published. Hipatia Press and QRE editors will act, in these cases, as quickly as possible. By accepting the terms and agreements expressed by QRE, authors must ensure that the article or review and the materials associated with them are original or do not infringe copyright. The authors also have to justify that, in case of a shared authorship, there was a full consensus of all the authors affected and that the article or book review has not been previously presented or published in other journals.

In the event that QRE editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct, these allegations would be treated accordingly. QRE editors will be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies whenever needed.