The MCR submission process consists of five steps:
- Authoring the case or technical note using the appropriate MCR template
- Signing up for a free ISI Colleague Account (this only needs to be done the first time you submit or review for a Muma or Informing Science Institute journal)
- Registering in the review system as an author and submitting the case for peer review
- If the case is accepted for publication subject to revision, addressing reviewer suggestions
- Providing final permission to publish
Each of these steps is now discussed in greater detail.
To submit a case, there are five key steps:
- Use the case authoring template. When you begin writing the case, use the template by saving it to your own file name. Templates can be downloaded from MCR Case Templates and MCR Technical Note Templates.
- If you do not already have a free ISI Colleague account, sign up at http://www.informingscience.org/Account/SignUp
- Submit the case to the MCR peer review site at http://submit.mumacasereview.org The Muma journals offer three forms of peer review, discussed further at Peer Review Options Post. These are:
- Editorial Peer Review: The decision is made by the Editor-in-Chief. This would normally be used for opinion pieces, invited pieces and editorials.
- Constructive Peer Review: Peer review assignments are made without concern for institutional affiliation. Reviews from other sources, such as prior journal submissions, classes or dissertation committees may also be used in making the decision.
- Strict Peer Review: Strict standards of anonymous peer review are employed, with all attempts being made to avoid real or perceived conflicts of interest.
A particular option may be requested by the author, with the default being strict peer review. The type of review employed will be noted on each article published.
- For subsequent access and edits, go to http://www.informingscience.org/, sign in to your account, then access your user dashboard.
- Complete the revisions specified by your editor and reviewer and upload the final version to the peer review site (same link as 4). If your case involves a named organization, you should also include a document or email indicating that the organization has approved the case for publication. Since you, as author, will hold the copyright for the case, it is your responsibility to ensure that the organization is content with the final product.