Initial assessment e-mail: Authors receive an initial assessment e-mail within one week of submitting their case. If the case is deemed unsuitable for publication, the process ends here. If the case is deemed suitable, the following steps apply.
Case sent for peer review: The editor selects two or three reviewers with expertise in the theme(s) addressed in the case. These reviewers have four to six weeks to submit their evaluation report (if the reviewers are contacted at the start of summer, the time frame for returning their report can be extended to up to two months).
|Editorial decision #1: Based on the evaluation reports and on his/her own assessment of the case, the editor makes an editorial decision corresponding to one of the following three recommendations: |
Instructions for authors
Most common requests for revisions
Editorial decision #2: Based on the revised version of the case and teaching notes and on the author’s letter detailing the changes made, the editor makes a second editorial decision. If major changes have been made, the editor may ask for the opinion of the reviewers. The editor will make one of the following recommendations:
Step #4 is repeated in the event that additional changes are requested.
Once the case and notes have been accepted, authors must complete and sign the Copyright Declaration. The Journal’s editorial team will then do a linguistic revision and formatting of the documents. The authors will be asked to approve the suggested corrections rapidly.
As soon as they have been finalized, the case and teaching notes will be posted online on the Journal’s website and deposited in the HEC Montréal Case Centre e-Catalogue. At this point, the documents can be accessed by Case Centre subscribers in accordance with the applicable terms and conditions of use. The case will then be published in the next issue of the IJCSM.