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The CASE Journal

The CASE Journal

The official journal of The CASE Association

ISSN: 1544-9106

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Editorial objectivesThe CASE Association logo.

Emerald is delighted to publish The CASE Journal, the official journal of The CASE Association.

The CASE Association is one of the most prominent case study organisations in the USA and has strong foundations within the case writing community.  TCJ is the official journal of The CASE Association and the leading, online, double-blind, peer-reviewed journal featuring factual teaching cases and case exercises spanning the full spectrum of business and management disciplines.

With the rise of experiential learning, cases studies remain a fundamental teaching tool in every subject area within the business school discipline. Cases are a critical component to any business school curriculum.

Teaching notes are available for educators only. Please contact your library to gain login details.

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Editorial criteria

The CASE Journal offers authors the chance to work collaboratively with a team of expert reviewers and the Editor-in-Chief to develop their case study into its best possible form.  Authors published in TCJ will also enjoy wide dissemination of their work to a truly global audience and make a significant impact in classrooms across the globe.

The audience for TCJ includes both academics and practitioners and thus encourages submissions from a broad range of individuals. 

The CASE Journal invites submission of the following:

  • Cases:  TCJ publishes factual teaching cases spanning the full spectrum of business and management disciplines. All cases must be accompanied by an Instructor’s Manual providing the target audience, relevant theoretical concepts or models, research methodology, discussion questions and suggested responses and teaching strategies (see guidelines for authors)

  • Compact Cases: These cases are limited to 500-1,000 words (about two pages, single-spaced). The goal is to make cases accessible, readable and more engaging for students. Compact cases must also be factual and will be accompanied by a Teaching Note (a shorter version of the Instructor’s Manual). Guidelines for compact cases are available here.

  • New Forms:  TCJ is interested in exploring new types of cases that go beyond the conventional models. Cases utilising innovative technology or twists on traditional formats are welcome. 

  • Articles and Conceptual Papers:  TCJ also invites submissions of articles relating to case teaching, case writing, case reviewing, and similar topics. Conceptual papers and papers reporting original research as well as the applied implications of others’ research in terms of case teaching, research, and instruction are welcome, as are creative learning, research and writing methods that have been tested in the classroom or in practice, including critical incidents and industry or technical notes.

Cases must be factual, and releases must be available where necessary. Submissions should be made online through the ScholarOne Manuscripts submission and peer review system.  Registration and access is available at

Key benefits

Please see here for reasons to submit to TCJ.

Submitting your work to TCJ provides:

  • Links with The CASE Association, a prominent North American-based developmental organisation who advocate case writing and teaching and provide a forum for both novice and experienced case writers
  • Global dissemination of your work through our network of 11 regional offices built through 50 years of experience
  • An opportunity to demonstrate impact beyond the classroom, making the connection between academics and reality, theory and practice
  • The CASE Association is one of the most prominent case study organisations in the USA and has strong foundations within the case writing community.

The CASE/Emerald Excellence in Case Writing Award

The CASE Association recently announced the winner of the 2018 CASE/Emerald Excellence in Case Writing Award. 

Criteria included:

Quality of the case based on:

  • Engaging writing style
  • Timelessness and significance of the subject matter
  • A challenging problem or analysis

Quality of the instructors' manual/teaching note as a critical component of the case, even though not a ‘published’ component based on:

  • Research contribution
  • Method by which it elevates the case to meaningful status
  • Practical pedagogical guidance offered to instructors
  • Contributions to the field

Winner of the 2018 Award:


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