The journal Qualitative Sociology is dedicated to the qualitative interpretation and analysis of social life. The journal offers both theoretical and analytical research, and publishes manuscripts based on research methods such as interviewing, participant observation, ethnography, historical analysis, content analysis and others which do not rely primarily on numerical data. All papers are reviewed.

  • Focuses on the qualitative interpretation and analysis of social life
  • Presents research using methods which do not rely primarily on numerical data

Journal information

  • Claudio Benzecry,
  • Andrew Deener
Publishing model
Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

Journal metrics

2.629 (2021)
Impact factor
2.323 (2021)
Five year impact factor
34 days
Submission to first decision (Median)
296,811 (2021)

Latest issue

Latest articles

  1. Ethnography Upgraded


    • Mario L. Small
    • Content type: ReviewPaper
    • Published: 02 August 2022
    • Pages: 477 - 482
This journal has 28 open access articles

Journal updates

  • About the Editors

    Introducing the Editors-in-Chief of the journal Qualitative Sociology. More...

View all updates

Working on a manuscript?

Avoid the most common mistakes and prepare your manuscript for journal editors.

Learn more

About this journal

Electronic ISSN
Print ISSN
Abstracted and indexed in
  1. ANVUR
  2. BFI List
  3. Baidu
  5. CNKI
  7. Current Contents / Social & Behavioral Sciences
  8. Dimensions
  9. EBSCO Academic Search
  10. EBSCO Business Source
  11. EBSCO Discovery Service
  12. Google Scholar
  13. Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition
  14. Naver
  15. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  16. Portico
  17. ProQuest International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)
  18. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  19. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  20. SCImago
  21. SCOPUS
  22. Social Science Citation Index
  23. TD Net Discovery Service
  24. UGC-CARE List (India)
  25. Wanfang
Copyright information

Rights and permissions

Springer policies

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature