Qualitative research articles: guidelines, suggestions and needs

Alberto Crescentini (Alta Scuola Pedagogica, Locarno, Switzerland)
Giuditta Mainardi (Alta Scuola Pedagogica, Locarno, Switzerland)

Journal of Workplace Learning

ISSN: 1366-5626

Publication date: 3 July 2009



The purpose of this paper is to give ideas and suggestions to avoid some typical problems of qualitative articles. The aim is not to debate quality in qualitative research but to indicate some practical solutions.


The paper discusses the design of qualitative research and the structure of a qualitative article giving some methodological suggestions to make it better for the reader and the reviewer.


The paper finds that the main criteria to getting published are that the article must be transparent regarding the process followed in the research and it must well structured so it can be understood by readers.


If these guidelines are followed the review process of articles will be smoother and the number of rejected papers should decrease. The paper will benefit young researchers who can find suggestions on writing a paper for the Journal of Workplace Learning.



Crescentini, A. and Mainardi, G. (2009), "Qualitative research articles: guidelines, suggestions and needs", Journal of Workplace Learning, Vol. 21 No. 5, pp. 431-439. https://doi.org/10.1108/13665620910966820

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