As do all peer-reviewed journals, JEQR screens all submissions for the general appropriateness of the work, the theoretical/conceptual foundation of the research, the processes of collecting data, the depth of analysis, the accuracy of reporting findings and conclusions, APA style and formatting, and the potential of the manuscript to enhance overall qualitative research.
Furthermore, we consider the likelihood of the manuscript’s success with the blind review process. At least two editorial team members provide an initial appraisal and manuscripts that advance beyond the editorial screening process undergo a blind review. The peer-reviewers provide narrative feedback regarding their respective perceptions of the submitted manuscript as well as a more formal rating in criteria categories. While significant consideration is given to peer-reviewers' feedback, the final decision to publish articles in JEQR rests with the managing editor.
Typical to most journals, the editorial team will provide a thorough editing process prior to an accepted article's preparation for typesetting. We expect, however, that authors submit manuscripts that have been thoroughly self-edited and reviewed by colleagues prior to submission. To ensure uniformity throughout the journal's articles, we request that authors address the following:
In order to ensure uniformity among all articles published in JEQR, authors must precede direct quotes with a complete thought followed by a colon (see APA, section 3.34, format #3). Follow this example:
Authors should use the same format when citing their participants. Follow this example:
Per APA, all citations that are 40+ words must be set off from a normal paragraph in an indented block paragraph. JEQR requires authors to include a follow-up sentence, flush with the left margin after all blocked quotes. Authors may not use an indented quote and proceed to a new paragraph and/or section without the follow-up sentence. Authors should use their programs' ruler/tabs to set-up an automatic indentation instead of using the "return" key to force an indentation. Doing so will ensure consistent formatting should any information in a quote needs to be changed.
If you are using figures or tables, look at Figures and Tables for your manuscript.
If you are submitting a manuscript that used a mixed methods research design, then review the website's guidelines for Mixed Methods.