Submissions

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Submission Preparation Checklist

As 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.
  • This work was produced as part of your upper-level experience at MacEwan University, including either 3rd and 4th years of study in a degree program or the second year of a diploma program.
  • You currently have no other submission waiting for a decision from MUSe. (If so, please wait until you have heard back about that item before completing the submission process for this one.)
  • You have read the Author Guidelines and your work meets all style and formatting requirements.
  • The work is saved as either a .docx, .doc, .ppt, .or rtf if written, or as .mp3 if audio or .jpg if visual. Other file types will only be accepted if your field depends upon specialized formatting or software.
  • The instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  • You have reviewed the Letter of Faculty Endorsement and are prepared to send a copy of this letter to a faculty member who has agreed to endorse your work.
  • As the Author or Creator of the work, you warrant the following: that the copyright has not previously been assigned nor the Work published elsewhere, nor is it currently before another journal for consideration; that the work does not infringe any valid copyright or other proprietary right of any other person; that the work contains no libelous, defamatory or other unlawful material, and that you as the Author or Creator agree to hold the University harmless from any claim, suit or proceeding based on the grounds that the Work contains such harmful matter, and agree to indemnify the University for reasonable expenses incurred in defending, settling, or otherwise responding to such claims. If the Work includes any copyrighted material not in the public domain, you as the Author or Creator will obtain the reprint permissions and provide them to the University on or about the time Work is published pending acceptance to this journal.

Author Guidelines

Eligibility

  • MUSe only accepts works produced as part of a student's upper-level experience at MacEwan University, including 3rd and 4th years of study in a degree program or the second year of a diploma program.
  • Students may submit work to MUSe within one year of their most recent enrollment at MacEwan.
  • Students must secure the endorsement of a MacEwan University faculty member who can verify that these conditions have been met. See the following Submission Process section for details.
  • All student work must meet one of two requirements:
    • It must have been produced under the mentorship, guidance, or supervision of a MacEwan faculty member OR it must have previously been used toward credit in a course offered at MacEwan.
  • Students may only have one submission under review at a time. Please wait until you have received a decision on each piece before submitting the next. Also note that the scholarly community rarely condones attempts to publish the same work in multiple journals. Before submitting any work to MUSe, please ensure that MUSe is the most appropriate publishing venue for that work (now or in the future).

If you have any questions about the suitability of your submission, consult with your Faculty Endorser or send an email to muse@macewan.ca.

Submission Process

  1. Consult with a MacEwan University faculty member about endorsing your work before beginning the submission process. This faculty member will be required to submit a Letter of Faculty Endorsement after you have completed your submission to the journal. The faculty member should know both you and your work and should also teach in the appropriate field of study. Do not be shy. Any faculty member who is familiar with you and your work will be interested in discussing your work with you.
  2. Register or Log In and follow the step-by-step instructions. During the submission process, you will be asked to provide an "abstract" for your work. Please have 3-5 sentences describing your work ready for this. 
  3. Following submission, email the Letter of Faculty Endorsement to the MacEwan faculty member who endorses your work. No submission will be considered for review until after the Letter of Endorsement from your faculty endorser has been received by MUSe.

SUBMISSIONS WITH MULTIPLE AUTHORS: When following the step-by-step submission instructions, you will be asked in step 3 to enter information about the authors of the work. Since you must remove author information from the submitted document to ensure blind peer review, this section of the submission form is used to add author information when the article moves to the final publishing stages.

If your submission has multiple authors, be sure to look at the "List of Contributors" section and select "Add Contributor." You can do this several times to add multiple contributors. They will appear on the source in the order in which they are listed in this section. 

Submission Files and Formatting

MUSe employs a blinded peer-review process. This means that reviewers do not know the identity of the author whose work they review. Likewise, authors do not know the identities of the reviewers. 

As such, all uploaded files should be completely free of personal information. There will be space for your personal information in the online submission form. 

Written Work

  • Please submit written work as an editable Microsoft Office file (e.g., .docx, .doc, .ppt, or .rtf).
    • Other file types will only be accepted if your field depends upon specialized formatting (such as .pdf) or software (such as LaTex),
  • Written submissions must be carefully edited, and error-free.
  • Written work should be formatted according to the preferred style of the appropriate field of study for the work – i.e. MLA for English, APA for Psychology, etc.  Where a field of study does not have a preferred style, APA style should be used. If you are unsure of your field’s preferred style, consult your Endorsing Faculty Member or the MacEwan University Library. The Library’s reference guides to APA, ASA, MLA, and Chicago documentation styles can be found here.

Audio Files

  • Audio must be submitted as an MP3 file (no larger than 64MB).
  • A brief (250-350 words) written description of the work must also be included along with the MP3 file. This may describe the creator’s intent, provide meaningful creative or scholarly context to the work, function as an abstract for the work, or some combination of the above.

Visual Files

  • Visual art must be submitted as a JPG file.
  • A higher quality file may be requested if the work is accepted for publication.
  • A brief (250-350 words) written description of the work must also be included with the .jpg file(s). This may describe the creator’s intent, provide meaningful creative or scholarly context to the work, function as an abstract for the work, or some combination of the above.

Video Files

  • Due to technological constraints, video file submissions cannot be submitted using the journal submission form. If you are interested in submitting a video to MUSe, please email muse@macewan.ca for assistance. 
  • A brief (250-350 words) written description of the work must also be included. This may describe the creator’s intent, provide meaningful creative or scholarly context to the work, function as an abstract for the work, or some combination of the above.

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