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Cute Notebooks

Malaysian Journal Of Qualitative Research (MJQR)
ISSN No: 1823-8521




The ‘MJQR Best Paper Award’ is an initiative by MJQR to motivate authors to publish quality papers in the Malaysian Journal of Qualitative Research (MJQR).

Best Papers will be awarded based on the quality and robustness of the research work. Criteria include originality, the robustness of methodology, analysis, discussion, implication, language, and writing style.

The MJQR Best Paper Award will be presented during the International Qualitative Research Conference 2021 (IQRC 2021) in October 2021.

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Dr Jim Chai from the University of Nottingham has worked as a hospital clinical pharmacist and a community pharmacist before taking up a lectureship. His PhD research was on ‘Patients’ Lived experience of Using Insulin Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Management. He is currently an assistant professor within the division of social research in health and medicine, at the School of Pharmacy, the University of Nottingham Malaysia campus. His main research and teaching interests are public health, health literacy, patients’ experiences of taking medicines, research methodology, and education advancement.



The ‘MJQR Outstanding Reviewer Award’ is an initiative by MJQR to acknowledge and give recognition to reviewers who have provided exemplary assistance to verify authors’ research work through critical engagement before the publication of an article.

Outstanding Reviewers are those who provide timely, quality, and constructive feedback to authors who have submitted manuscripts to MJQR. 

One Outstanding Reviewer will be selected from each MJQR issue and will be awarded the MJQR Outstanding Reviewer Award 2020 during the International Qualitative Research Conference 2021 (IQRC 2021) in October 2021.

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Manfred Mortell (PhD) is currently an Assistant Professor, at the University of the Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas. He was previously attached as an Associate Professor at the Department of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kuching Malaysia, and earlier at King Fahad Hospital, Nursing Services, Centre of Nursing Education. King Abdul Aziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. His most recent publication [Nova Publishing NY, June 2020] is a book, titled, "A Theory for Patient Advocacy: An Islamic Nursing Model". His most current project [YouTube, August 2020], concerns online education, titled “Dr Manny YouTube Learnshops”. He has also published numerous articles in various journals, including the British Journal of Nursing, Journal of the Saudi Heart Association, International Journal of African Nursing Sciences, Malaysian Journal of Nursing, Singapore Nursing Journal, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and many more. He has been reviewing papers submitted for publication in MJQR since 2018 and has diligently been prompt and comprehensive in his review.

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