Invitation for contributions to a Special Issue of Qualitative Research in Psychology

Online qualitative inquiries in psychology: Critical contributions of emerging scholars



  • To showcase some of the innovative approaches to critical research in psychology
  • To generate scholarly dialogue around the use of online methodologies in psychology
  • To provide a platform for early career researchers (ECRs)*

Note: Preference shall be given to ECRs, but other submissions will be considered if they fit in the scope and if space allows.


Possible topics and themes

  • Possibilities and pitfalls of critical online research in Psychology
  • Methodological innovations
  • Ethical issues of online research in Psychology
  • Reflexive accounts of engaging in online critical research
  • Theoretical contributions



  • Reviews, commentary articles, methodological papers, new empirical contributions and short papers; book reviews (contact guest editors for further information)


Guest editors

  • Dr Tracy Morison ()

Rhodes University & Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa

  • Dr Shona Crab ()

University of Adelaide, Australia

  • Ms Alexandra Gibson ()

University of Queensland, Australia

  • Ms Britta Wigginton ()

University of Queensland, Australia



Please send a short proposal (of 400 words max) to Alexandra Gibson by 11 November 2013, providing the following information:

-          the topic and outline of your manuscript;

-          how your manuscript will contribute to the themes of the issue, as outlined above;

-          the form of manuscript you will submit (e.g., empirical paper)


Successful proposals

Authors will be invited to submit a manuscript by 17 February 2014.


Note: All full submissions will be peer reviewed and we cannot provide any guarantee of the acceptance of your manuscript to the Special Issue prior to the review process.

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