Submission Preparation ChecklistAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- If submitting a case for the SECRA Conference, be sure to select "SECRA Conference Submissions" (for the appropriate year), in the section box above. If submitting to the Southeast Case Research Journal (SECRJ), be sure to select either "Cases" or "Articles", as appropriate for your submission, in the section box above. Be aware that the copyright rules for SECRA Conference submissions are different from the copyright rules for SECRJ submissions. Refer to the SECRA Website (http://secra.org/) for conference specific formatting and submission instructions.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file is in Microsoft Word (or RTF) document file format.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
- Ensure the submission complies with the instruction for a double blind peer review. Follow the instructions in this document
SECRA Conference Submissions - 2022
This section is for the 2022 SECRA Conference Submissions only.
SECRA Conference Submissions - 2023
This section is for the 2023 SECRA Conference Submissions only.
SECRA Conference Submissions - 2024
This section is for the 2024 SECRA Conference Submissions only.
Authors who publish Cases and Articles with The Southeast Case Research Journal (SECRJ) agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).
Authors who submit case research for presentation at The Annual Meetings of the Southeast Case Research Association (SECRA) agree to distribute their submissions in the Conference Proceedings in one of two formats: 1) a one page abstract; or 2) the submission.
- Authors retain the full copyright of case research accepted for presentation at SECRA and distributed in the Conference Proceedings. No copyright is retained by the SECRJ. Authors may subsequently refine their research for publication in the peer reviewed journal of their choice. Submission of cases to SECRA does not impose any future obligations on authors to submit their revised research to the SECRJ.
- Presentation at SECRA and distribution in the Conference Proceedings constitute preliminary steps in the peer review process for developing case research for publication in peer reviewed journals. While case research presented at SECRA is double-blind peer-reviewed, the conference is intended to be developmental. Therefore, the Conference Proceedings does not meet the standards of a peer reviewed journal.
The names and contact information entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of the SECRJ and SECRA and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.
The editor will add the following policy statement to all submitted cases:
The author(s) developed the case for class discussion rather than to illustrate either effective or ineffective handling of the situation. Case authors certify to the Editor of SECRJ that they have received approval for the release of proprietary organizational information contained in the case, and that they have complied with institutional research methodology requirements.