JCRI Guidelines for the Case Synopsis


On a single page in the same document as the submission form, authors should provide a synopsis of the case and its learning objectives. (If submitting a note or article, please see Guidelines for Abstracts below.) The case synopsis and case learning objectives will be published in the Journal of Case Research and Inquiry. For examples of case synopses, please see the published conference proceedings of the Western Casewriters Association at www.westerncasewriters.org

Case Title:
On the top of the page, type the case title exactly as written in the Submission Form: Centered, bolded, and fully capitalized in one or two lines. Do not underline.

Leave one blank space after the title.

Type the authors' names and affiliations, centered but not in bold. For multiple authors, use the ampersand (&) and avoid replications of affiliations by grouping authors per organization. Leave one blank space after the last line of the authors and affiliations. For example:


Robert Johnson, City University & Susanne Smith, Western College

Case Synopsis: 
Provide a short synopsis of the case study (approximately 200 to 300 words). If the case requires a decision, indicate what decision needs to be made in the synopsis. Write all in the past tense.

Case Learning Objectives: 
Provide information (approximately 50 to 150 words) about what can be learned by using the case and where the case might be used (for example, at what level in what type of course).

Key Words:
Provide up to 10 key words that may be helpful when searching for the case.

Author Statement with standard wording and contact information:
Provide a statement using the standard wording below, indicating the name(s) of the copyright holder, and the contact name and information. Use a size 10 Calibri font.

The authors developed the case for class discussion rather than to illustrate either effective or ineffective handling of the situation. The case and it accompanying instructor's manual were anonymously peer reviewed by the Journal of Case Research and Inquiry, a publication of the Western Casewriters Association. The author(s) and the Journal of Case Research and Inquiry grant state and nonprofit institutions the right to access and reproduce this manuscript for educational purposes. For all other purposes, all rights are reserved to the authors. © Name of copyright holder. Contact Name, address, phone, email.