1. Purpose: The archiving policy for "Qualitative Research Review Letter" aims to ensure the preservation, accessibility, and integrity of the published qualitative research articles and related materials.
  2. Scope: This policy applies to all qualitative research articles, reviews, supplementary materials, and associated data published in "Qualitative Research Review Letter."
  3. Archiving Process:
  • Primary Archives: The primary archiving of published articles will be done through the journal's platform, where articles will be stored in perpetuity. The journal will utilize secure and reliable servers to maintain the integrity and accessibility of archived content.
  • Secondary Archives: In addition to the primary archiving, copies of published articles will be deposited in recognized secondary archives or repositories such as PubMed Central, CLOCKSS, Portico, or other relevant platforms. This redundancy ensures broader accessibility and long-term preservation.
  1. File Formats: Authors are encouraged to submit articles and supplementary materials in widely accepted file formats such as PDF, DOCX, or similar formats compatible with archival standards. Additionally, raw data associated with the research should be submitted in formats that promote long-term accessibility and usability.
  2. Version Control: The journal will maintain a version control system to track any revisions or updates made to published articles. Changes made post-publication will be clearly documented, and previous versions will be archived for reference.
  3. Data Preservation: Authors are responsible for providing access to the underlying data and materials necessary for replicating the reported findings. The journal encourages authors to deposit datasets in recognized data repositories or archives to ensure long-term preservation and accessibility.
  4. Access and Permissions: Archived articles will be made freely accessible to readers, ensuring open access to scholarly knowledge. Authors retain copyright to their work and grant the journal the right to archive, distribute, and make their articles available to the public.
  5. Citation and Attribution: Users accessing archived articles are expected to adhere to proper citation practices and attribute the work to the original authors and the journal. Proper acknowledgment of the source ensures academic integrity and recognition of scholarly contributions.