To Publish or not to Publish?: A Guide to Securing Publications in the International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches: Perspectives from the Editor-in-Chief Dr. Tony Onwuegbuzie Professor, Sam Houston State Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Johannesburg March 7, 2017 Copyright 2017 by Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie
International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches (IJMRA) History and Evolution of IJMRA Inception 2007 Onset identical to Journal of Mixed Methods Research Published by eContent Management Pty Ltd, Maleny OLD 4552, Australia James H. Davidson, Publishing Director eContent Management Pty Ltd published articles from Volume 1 (January, 2007) until Volume 8 (December, 2014).
History and Evolution of IJMRA In 2015, Routledge Taylor and Francis, Taylor and Francis Group took over ownership of IJMRA from eContent Management Pty Ltd Published Volume 9 Unfortunately, after only 1 year, Routledge Taylor and Francis ceased publication of IJMRA on December 31, 2015, with Volume 9 issue 1 being the final issue published History and Evolution of IJMRA After much discussion with the Routledge Taylor and Francis Publishers, I was given the opportunity legally to own IJMRA, which I
enthusiastically and gratefully accepted. History and Evolution of IJMRA After a year (i.e., 2016), in which IJMRA was dormant, as Editor-in-Chief, I am re-launching IJMRA in 2017 with Volume 10, Issue 1. IJMRA Today.. Thank you to Professor Anthony Harris, Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership, at Sam Houston State University for partsponsoring IJMRA IJMRA Today.. The following renowned scholars agreed to serve on the editor team in the following capacity:
Co-Editor: Professor R. Burke Johnson (University of South Alabama, USA) Co-Editor: Dr. John H. Hitchcock (Indiana University, USA) Co-Editor: Professor Brigitte Smit (University of South Africa, South Africa) Media Editor: Dr. Vanessa Scherman (University of South Africa, South Africa) Managing Editor: Dr. Donggil Song (Sam Houston State University, USA) R. Burke Johnson University of South Alabama, USA Co-Editor
Vanessa Scherman University of South Africa, South Africa Media Editor Tony Onwuegbuzie Sam Houston State University, USA Editor-in-Chief John H. Hitchcock Indiana University, USA Co-Editor Brigitte Smit University of South Africa, South Africa Donggil Song
Co-Editor Sam Houston State University, USA Managing Editor IJMRA Associate Editors Professor Hester C. Klopper (Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa; University of Western Cape and North-West University, South Africa) Dr. Charmaine Williamson (Research Fellow, Durban University of Technology, South Africa) Dr. Prathiba Nateson (University of North Texas, USA) Dr. Shannon David Misialek (North Dakota State University, USA) Dr. Mandy Archibald (University of Adelaide, Australia) Dr. Ann Ooms (Kingston University and St. Georges University of London, England)
Dr. Loraine D. Cook (University of the West Indies, West Indies) Dr. Hongjing Li (Beijing Foreign Studies University, China) Dr. Hannah R. Gerber (Sam Houston State University, USA) IJMRA: Volume 10, Issue 1 Inaugural Special Issue Authored by many of the leading mixed methods researchers in the world IJMRA: Volume 10, Issue 1 Inaugural Special Issue Will be published as an open access issue within the next few months IJMRA: Website
The IJMRA website currently is being developed. So, please watch this space IJMRA: Volume 10, Issue 2 Regular Issue Quadruple-Blind Review Process Reviewers not aware of the identity of the authors Co-Editors not aware of the author identification during the initial review process Co-Editors not aware of the reviewer identification during the initial review process Authors not aware of the reviewers Scope of IJMRA IJMRA has a wider scope than does JMMR
inasmuch as empirical and non-empirical articles in the area of multiple methods research also will be published. In this webinar, I will focus on the publication of mixed methods research articles. Publishing in IJMRA So, what does it take to publish in IJMRA? IJMRA Definition of Mixed Methods Research (Johnson, Onwuegbuzie, & Turner, 2007) .Mixed methods research is the research paradigm that (a) partners with the philosophy of pragmatism in one of its forms (left, right, middle); (b) follows the
logic of mixed methods research (including the logic of the fundamental principle and any other useful logics imported from qualitative or quantitative research that are helpful for producing defensible and usable research findings); (c) relies on qualitative and quantitative viewpoints, data collection, analysis, and inference techniques combined according to the logic of mixed methods research to address ones research question(s); and 17 IJMRA Definition of Mixed Methods Research (Johnson, Onwuegbuzie, & Turner, 2007) .(d) is cognizant, appreciative, and inclusive of local
and broader sociopolitical realities, resources, and needs. Furthermore, the mixed methods research paradigm offers an important approach for generating important research questions and providing warranted answers to those questions. This type of research should be used when the nexus of contingencies in a situation, in relation to ones research question(s), suggests that mixed methods research is likely to provide superior research findings and outcomes. 18 How to Publish in IJMRA Onwuegbuzie, A. J., & Poth, C. A. N. (2015).
Afterword: Special issue. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 14, 122-125. Evidence-Based Mixed Methods Reviewer Sheet Mixed Methods Case Study of 45 reviews across 16 manuscripts submitted to two International Journal of Qualitative Methods (IJQM) mixed methods research special issues. Yielded the following six meta-themes: Warrantedness Justification Writing Quality Transparency Integration Philosophical Lens
Warrantedness For each of the following statements, please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree, according to the following scale. 1 Strongly Agree 2 Disagree 3 Agree
4 Strongly Agree Comment 1.There is adequate support claims and findings made that stem from the extant literature. 2. The findings are presented clearly and adequately. 3. The sources used are both adequate and sufficiently recent. 4. All new or unconventional terms and concepts are adequately defined.
5. Adequate reference is made to the most recent mixed methods research literature 6. The manuscript does not contain any reference list errors 7. The manuscript does not contain any citation error. Source: Onwuegbuzie & Poth (2016) Justification For each of the following statements, please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree, according to the following scale. 1 Strongly
Agree 2 Disagree 3 Agree 4 Strongly Agree Comment 8. The manuscript is sufficiently developed.
9. The educational significance is stated clearly. 10. The manuscript adequately advances qualitative/quantitative research. 11. The manuscript adequately advances mixed methods research. 12. Both the rationale of the study and rationale for mixing quantitative and qualitative approaches are stated clearly. 13.The purpose statement is stated clearly Source: Onwuegbuzie & Poth (2016) Writing Quality For each of the following statements, please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree, according to the
Comment 14. The writing style of the manuscript is clear. 15. The manuscript does not contain an inconsistent information. 16. The manuscript contains an appropriate structure. 17. The manuscript does not contain any repetition. 18. The manuscript contains appropriate word usage throughout. 19.The manuscript contains appropriate transitions between sentences and paragraphs. Source: Onwuegbuzie & Poth (2016)
Transparency For each of the following statements, please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree, according to the following scale. 1 Strongly Agree 2 Disagree 3 Agree
4 Strongly Agree Comment 20. All the most important procedures are described clearly (if applicable). 21. The sampling design, sampling scheme(s), sample size, and size of all observational units are specified clearly (if applicable). 22. The analysis is described clearly (if applicable). 23. All tables and figure are referred to and explained sufficiently (if applicable).
24. Directions for future research are provided adequately. 25. A clear and substantive conclusion is provided. Source: Onwuegbuzie & Poth (2016) Integration For each of the following statements, please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree, according to the following scale. 1 Strongly Agree
2 Disagree 3 Agree 4 Strongly Agree Comment 26. The mixed methods research framework is presented clearly and adequately 27. Each research question is linked explicitly to
the research design used. 28. An appropriate mixed methods research design is used. 29. The application of the manuscript is presented clearly and adequately (if applicable) 30. Discussion of the validity/legitimation issues is presented clearly and adequately. Source: Onwuegbuzie & Poth (2016) Philosophical Lens For each of the following statements, please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree, according to the following scale.
31. All research philosophies that are presented are labelled accurately and adequately. 32. The research philosophy used by the researcher/author is specified and described clearly and accurately. Source: Onwuegbuzie & Poth (2016) Evidence-Based Mixed Methods Guidelines Onwuegbuzie, A. J., & Corrigan, J. A. (2014). Improving the quality of mixed research reports in the field of human resource development and beyond: A call for rigor as an ethical practice. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 25, 273-299. doi:10.1002/hrdq.21197
Wisdom, J. P., Cavaleri, M. A., Onwuegbuzie, A. J., & Green, C. A. (2012). Methodological reporting in qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods health services research articles. Health Services Research Journal, 47, 721-745. doi:10.1111/j.1475-6773.2011.01344.x Source: Onwuegbuzie, A. J., & Corrigan, J. A. (2014). Improving the quality of mixed research reports in the field of human resource development and beyond: A call for rigor as an ethical practice. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 25, 273-299.
doi:10.1002/hrdq.21197 Evidence-Based Articles on Writing With Discipline Link to Article on APA Errors Blog Article on APA Errors Link to Article on Conceptual Errors Link to Article on Abstracts Link to Article on Creating Tables Link to Article on Number of Citations Link to Article on Citation Errors Link to Article on Reference List Errors Link to Article on Readability Link to Article on Using Verbs Link to Article on Link Words/Phrases
29 No APA Error Code % Description of Error and Reference to Fifth Edition APA Rule Page No. Description of Error and Reference to Sixth Edition APA Rule Page No. 1
Numbers 57.3% Not using figures (e.g., all numbers 10 and above; p. 122); not using numbers to represent time, dates, ages, sample, subsample, or population size or in a numbered series (pp. 124-125) No change in the rule, with the exceptions that (a) do not use figures for sample size, population size, or specific numbers of subjects or participants in an experiment; (b) use words for approximations of numbers
of days, months, and years; and (c) do not use numerals for numbers below 10 that are grouped with numbers above 10 (p. 112) 2 Hyphenation 55.5% Not hyphenating a compound with No change in the rule (p. 97) a participle when it precedes the term it modifies (p. 91) 3
Use of et al. 44.5% Not citing all authors the first time; Clarifications were provided for in subsequent citations, not citing works by six or more authors including only the surname of the (p. 175) first author followed by "et al." (not italicized and with a period after al; p. 208) Happy Writing!!!!! .
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