Focus and Scope  

The MacEwan University Student eJournal (MUSe) publishes select works of MacEwan University students. Assessed through a peer-review process, published works are clearly tied to MacEwan’s program goals and learning outcomes; they are examples of research, scholarly activity, and creative achievements that have been fostered at MacEwan via active learning in coursework, research projects, independent study, research assistantships, etc.

MUSe is interested in publishing any exceptional student work produced at and for MacEwan University by MacEwan students. If you have created something you are proud of and you are interested in submitting to MUSe, please review our Author Guidelines.

Mission Statement 

MUSe is an annual online journal for and by MacEwan University students. MUSe’s mandate is twofold:

  1. to provide a forum in which undergraduate students can disseminate their research, scholarly activity, and creative achievements;
  2. to provide MacEwan students with the opportunity to engage with, and be mentored in, the publication process at all levels, from the initial solicitation of submissions through to peer-review, design and (finally) dissemination and marketing.

Managed by faculty-mentored students, MUSe is committed to promoting, celebrating, and publishing all forms of undergraduate scholarship, from academic essays to creative writing and visual art. By inviting submissions from all disciplines and student levels, MUSe aims to publish work that extends the bounds of student knowledge and scholarship, and exposes new possibilities for emerging artists – i.e. work that examines, reflects upon, and challenges conventional wisdom and knowledge at the undergraduate level. In publishing such work, MUSe endeavours to make student research, scholarly activity, and creative achievement visible and accessible to MacEwan’s student body, the public, and other academic institutions. MUSe upholds MacEwan University`s undergraduate research mandate, which is to align with programs of study and to create opportunities for students in order to deepen their knowledge and skills and to enrich the achievement of program outcomes, as well as to mutually benefit faculty and students.

Publication Frequency

MUSe publishes at least once per calendar year. Each issue is limited to 30 works, with space reserved for submissions from each Faculty and School at MacEwan University.

Peer Review Process

All submissions which meet the requirements set out in the Author Guidelines will be reviewed by a student (peer) reviewer working alongside a discipline-appropriate faculty member. Both the faculty mentor and the student reviewer will be selected in accordance with the nature of the work submitted.

The reviewers may recommend the work to the Editorial Board for publication, recommend the work not be published, or return it to the author for revision.

Authors can expect to receive the readers’ decision 6-8 weeks after their work is accepted for review.

The Editorial Board makes the final decision regarding publication. Work which reviewers recommend to the Editorial Board may be published, held for a future issue, or declined due to the needs and goals of the journal.

MacEwan faculty members interested in participating as a mentor in this review process are asked to email muse@macewan.ca 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.

Open Access Policy

MUse provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.