Richardson, JC and Liddle, J (2017) Where does good quality qualitative health care research get published? Primary Health Care Research and Development. ISSN 1463-4236

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Abstract

This short report aims to give some insight into current publication patterns for high quality qualitative health research, using the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 database. We explored patterns of publication by range and type of journal, by date and by methodological focus. We also looked at variations between the publications submitted to different Units of Assessment (UoAs), focusing particularly on the one most closely aligned with our own research area of Primary Care. Our brief analysis demonstrates that general medical/health journals with high impact factors are the dominant routes of publication, but there is variation according to the methodological approach adopted by articles. The number of qualitative health articles submitted to REF 2014 overall was small, and even more so for articles based on mixed methods research, qualitative methodology, or reviews/syntheses that included qualitative articles. Keywords: qualitative research; Research Excellence Framework (REF); publishing

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the accepted author manuscript (AAM). The final published version (version of record) is available online via Cambridge University Press at http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s1463423617000251 - please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.
Uncontrolled Keywords: publishing, qualitative research, Research Excellence Framework (REF)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R735 Medical education. Medical schools. Research
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Primary Care Health Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2017 13:22
Last Modified: 17 May 2017 10:58
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/3171

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