Qualitative Research Association of Malaysia
Editorial Review and Publication Decision
All submissions will be sent for review once the Editor-in-Chief and the managing editors decide that the paper meets the appropriate quality and requirements. The submission will be double-blind peer-reviewed. This review process will take around six to eight weeks.
The managing editor team will select reviewers who have suitable expertise in the relevant field. Confidentiality of the review process will adhere to the COPE ethical guidelines for peer review (2013 https://publicationethics.org). Acceptance criteria for all papers are based on the quality, originality and its significance to our readership.
The managing editorial team will mediate all exchanges between authors and peer reviewers during this peer-review process. The Editor-in-Chief together with additional peer reviewers may be invited to help make the final decision if deemed necessary by the managing editors.
Conflict of Interest
Editors and reviewers should decline to be involved with submission if they
have a close personal connection to any author
collaborate or recently have collaborated with any author
have a financial interest in the subject of the work
are unable to be objective
Appeals should be filed within 28 days of notification of the decision. The appeal should be in the form of a letter addressed and submitted to the Malaysian Journal of Qualitative Research Editorial Office. A clear and concise ground for the appeal including any specific points should be included in the letter of appeal.
The appeal will be assessed by the executive editorial team led and informed by the managing editorial team. The appeal’s outcome will be in writing, normally within 28 working days. The decision will be final.
Authorship and acknowledgements
All listed authors must have made a significant scientific contribution to the research in the manuscript, approved its claims and agreed to be an author according to the COPE guidelines.
Prior to submitting the article, all authors should agree on the order in which their names are listed in the manuscript. Any changes to authorship including, adding, removing or rearranging the authorship list must be made before the manuscript has been accepted and only with approval from the Editor-in-Chief and managing editors.
EDITORIAL CONTACT DETAILS
For queries about submissions, please contact the managing editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.