The Qualitative Research Journal (Revista Pesquisa Qualitativa) is interdisciplinary and aims to publish articles that focus on qualitative research or are aligned with the journal’s conception of research.

The mission of the Qualitative Research Journal is to publicize qualitative research carried out in the areas of natural sciences, health, humanities, and education, clarifying qualitative research itself, scientific-philosophical modalities and supports. In this sense, the Journal is a space for publishing research and studies in the areas of natural sciences, health, humanities, and education, according to diverse modalities of qualitative research and several possible approaches, such as hermeneutics, structural, ethnographical, historical, symbolic, and critical.

The Journal will publish articles on qualitative research itself, modalities, as well as technical-scientific-philosophical-artistic support; articles on research conducted, qualitative research in several fields of knowledge, and reviews of reference works.

Articles may be published in Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, English and French, with abstracts and keywords in Portuguese and English.


The articles submitted by prospective contributors, both for regular and thematic issues, will be presented, anonymously, to two external consultants specialized in the respective area of expertise of the article, and they will give their opinion regarding relevance and quality. In case of divergence, a third expert opinion will be requested.


The Journal is published quarterly since 2016.


This Journal provides immediate free access to its content, in PDF format, following the principle that making scientific knowledge available to the public free of charge fosters greater democratization of knowledge worldwide.