You might have seen these journals around the internet. They’re professional journals.  Do you know that a lot of working professionals have superior monitoring evaluation journals to keep themselves conscious of the most recent advancements in their calling fields?

There are a lot of them available online, but we wanted to share the most read from Evaluation Community.

  • African Evaluation Journal “The African Evaluation Journal will publish high-quality peer-reviewed articles of merit on any subject related to evaluation, and provide targeted information of professional interest to members of AfrEA and its national associations and evaluators across the globe.
  • American Journal of Evaluation The American Journal of Evaluation (AJE) explores decisions and challenges related to conceptualizing, designing and conducting evaluations. Four times/year it offers original, peer-reviewed, articles about the methods, theory, ethics, politics, and practice of evaluation.
  • The Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation (CJPE)-  CJPE seeks to promote the theory and practice of program evaluation. It is a completely bilingual journal in English and French. CJPE publishes full-length articles on all aspects of the theory and practice of evaluation and shorter Evaluation Practice Notes which share practical knowledge, experiences and lessons learned.
  • Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods “provides perspectives on topics relevant to research in the field of business and management.”
  • Evaluation Journal of Australasia The Evaluation Journal of Australasia is a publication of the Australasian Evaluation Society. It provides the opportunity to disseminate current research and innovative practice in the evaluation field and is multi-disciplinary and cross-sectorial in its scope. Australasian Evaluation Society members, organisations, postgraduate students and individuals involved in the practice, study, or teaching of evaluation are invited to submit their work to the journal, selecting from a range of submission types.
  • Evaluation and Program Planning is based on the principle that the techniques and methods of evaluation and planning transcend the boundaries of specific fields and that relevant contributions to these areas come from people representing many different positions, intellectual traditions, and interests. They publish articles from the private and public sectors in a wide range of areas: organizational development and behavior, training, planning, human resource development, health and mental, social services, mental retardation, corrections, substance abuse, and education. The primary goals of the journal are to assist evaluators and planners to improve the practice of their professions, to develop their skills and to improve their knowledge base.
  • Evaluation: The International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice   Associated with the European Evaluation Society and the Tavistock Institute, the journal Evaluation launched in 1995, publishes fully refereed papers and aims to advance the theory, methodology and practice of evaluation. They favour articles that bridge theory and practice.
  • Harvard Family Research Project’s Evaluation Exchange on line periodical. “addresses current issues facing program evaluators of all levels, with articles written by the most prominent evaluators in the field. 
  • International Journal of Qualitative Methods  “The International Journal of Qualitative Methods is the peer-reviewed interdisciplinary open access journal of the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology (IIQM) at the University of Alberta, Canada.”
  • International Journal of Social Research Methodology  International Journal of Social Research Methodology – A key feature of this journal is the mix of academic and theoretically-slanted methodological articles, articles relating to research practice in professional and service settings, and those considering the relationship between the two.
  • Journal of Methods and Measurement in the Social Sciences (JMM) “is an online scholarly publication focusing on methodology and research design, measurement, and data analysis” 
  • The Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods “an independent, peer-reviewed, open access journal designed to provide an outlet for the scholarly works of applied non-parametric or parametric statisticians, data analysts, researchers, classical or modern psychometricians, quantitative or qualitative evaluators, and methodologists.”
  • Journal of Official Statistics many articles about research methods.
  • The Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation articles describing evaluation projects, and evaluation issues, methods, etc.
  • Journal of Research Practice “The Journal aims to highlight the dynamics of research practice, as it unfolds in the life of a researcher, in the growth and decline of a field, and in relation to a changing social and institutional environment.”
  • Marketing Bulletin Many articles are about survey methods or other research methods. All are available for free. Some articles are, “Theatre Audience on Stage: Three Experiments Analysing the Effects of Survey Design Features on Survey Response in Audience Research”, and “An Experiment with Skip Instructions.”
  • GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences  Methods, data, analyses “publishes research on all questions important to quantitative methods, with a special emphasis on survey methodology.”
  • Pakistan Journal of Statistics To get to the journals, click on PJS Library. One issue, Vol. 27, October 2011, No. 4, has a bunch of articles about surveys and sampling. Previous issues have various articles of interest.
  • Practical Assessment, Research and Evaluation some articles about general evaluation and research methodology. 
  • Qualitative Social Research “A peer-reviewed, free and interdisciplinary online journal for qualitative research.” a journal of research about qualitative methods. Some of the forums include: “Subjectivity and Reflexivity in Qualitative Research II”, and “Text, Archive, Re-Analysis”, and others.
  • Qualitative Sociology Review Qualitative Sociology Review publishes empirical, theoretical and methodological articles applicable to all fields and specializations within sociology. Every submitted paper is blind reviewed and quality-controlled by two reviewers. The Editorial Staff and Consulting Editors strive to operate at a high level of scientific quality.
  • The Qualitative Report edited on line journal about qualitative research. A number of articles about qualitative methods.
  • Social Research Update lots of articles about many different techniques. It is published quarterly by the Department of Sociology, University of Surrey, England. 
  • Surveillance and Society has a couple of interesting issues. Issue 2/3, ‘Doing Surveillance Studies’: Methodology Issue, and issue 4, ‘People Watching People’: Personal Issue.
  • Survey Methods: Insights from the Field “The journal will be orientated towards the daily work of surveying”. The journal is edited jointly by the Swiss Foundation for Research in the Social Sciences and GESIS, the Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences.
  • Survey Methodology The journal publishes articles dealing with various aspects of statistical development relevant to a statistical agency, such as design issues in the context of practical constraints, use of different data sources and collection techniques, total survey error, survey evaluation, research in survey methodology, time series analysis, seasonal adjustment, demographic studies, data integration, estimation and data analysis methods, and general survey systems development.
  • See their series on research at  Click on information for researchers, expand the All Subjects choice, and one choice is for statistical methods (including survey, and other research related subjects)
  • Also see their Statistics Canada International Symposium Series – Proceedings has various papers, such as “Center Sampling: A strategy for surveying difficult to reach populations”, and “Data collection, sometimes all it takes is a little persuasion … in the form of information”.
  • Survey Practice A new on line journal from American Association of Public Opinion Researchers. This journal is “designed to provide current information on issues in survey research and public opinion. The articles in Survey Practice emphasize useful and practical information designed to enhance survey quality by providing a forum to share advances in practical survey methods, current information on conditions affecting survey research, and interesting features about surveys and people who work in survey research.”
  • Survey Research Methods actually forwards to on line peer reviewed journal. This journal “is the official journal of The European Survey Research Association”
  • Survey Statistician this is a newsletter from the International Association of Survey Statisticians. It includes general information about the activities of the Association (meetings, seminars, etc.) and about meetings arranged by other organizations around the world that are likely to be of interest to its members.
  • Project Euclid has a whole bunch of free on line statistical journals. Some of their journals are: Probability surveys and sponsored by mathematical associations.
  • Statistics surveys “publishes survey articles in theoretical, computational, and applied statistics. The style of articles may range from reviews of recent research to graduate textbook exposition.” From several statistical associations.
  • Directory of Open Access Journals links to a bunch of statistics journals
  • For developing countries:
  • check out the Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative with free or low cost access to journals, for non profit institutions in developing countries. Includes these journals: American Journal of Evaluation, Evaluation and Program Planning, International Journal of Social Research Methodology, and others which may have related information.
  • Journal of Obnoxious Statistics The Journal of Obnoxious Statistics (JOBS) is created specially for Lars Lyberg by his friends and colleagues to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Journal of Official Statistics.
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