International Academy for Case Studies

The Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies (JIACS) is sponsored by the International Academy for Case Studies (IACS), an affiliate of the Allied Business Academies. The Journal is published by Jordan Whitney Press, but the Editorial Board is appointed by the IACS and the Board exercises control over the editorial content of the Journal. The Journal is currently published three times each year. Authors of manuscripts are invited to make direct submissions at any time. In addition, the Journal encourages participants in Allied Business Academies conferences to submit their manuscripts for accelerated review. The current time for review of a direct submission is approximately three months. The current time for review of an accelerated submission is one month.

The JIACS is a double blind, peer refereed journal which publishes the following case related material:

  1. Classroom teaching cases, with Instructor's Notes (IN), on subjects which are taught in Business Schools and related disciplines. Cases may be drawn from field research and must include publication permission (a release to publish) from an appropriate officer in the organization. Cases may also be drawn from library research, public or published sources. Finally, hypothetical cases may be designed by the case writer to illustrate a specific point or problem or to facilitate student mastery of concepts and must be identified as such in the abstract and IN. All cases must be accompanied by Instructor's Notes, and both the case and the note are published. The mission of the journal is to expand the boundaries of case teaching by supporting the exchange of case teaching materials. Its current acceptance rate for manuscripts is 15%.
  2. Critical Incidents. Short cases (1-2 pages in length) that typically would be a lead end at the beginning of a book chapter or a summary case at the end of a book chapter. These cases have similar requirements as longer cases denoted above.
  3. Interviews. Interviews with established Case Instructors and Case Writers who share their insights into the art and science of case teaching and case research. Should be no more than 10 pages in length and include a release from the subject.
  4. Debates. Similar to interviews, debates should involve two well-established case instructors and/or researchers and could include topics such as "do we really need IN's if instructors disregard them?" or "Should instructors be the sage on the stage or the guide on the side?". Should be no more than 10 pages in length and include a release from the subjects.
  5. Articles on Case Instruction and Instructional Case Writing and Research. Quantitative as well as qualitative manuscripts are being solicited that further the knowledge and practice of the case method of writing and instruction. Articles should adhere to APA format and be no longer than 15 pages in length. Of particular interest are articles that examine the role of case instruction and case research in meeting supra-accreditation (i.e. AACSB, IACBE, etc.) standards.
  6. Book Reviews and Commentaries. Critical commentary on published texts and journal articles on case instruction and case writing and research. Should be no longer than 5 pages in length and adhere to APA format.

More details on the types of manuscripts published and the categories of research accepted are displayed in the Journal Matrix section of this website. Authors who would like to discuss the potential for editorial board interest in a manuscript may contact the Editor by email.

Individuals interested in becoming members of the Editorial Board should contact the Executive Director by email. The Journal is interested in expanding its Board and solicits inquiries.

For more information about submitting your manuscript for consideration, please visit our Journal Submission Instructions page.


Dr. Kavous Ardalan, Marist College
School of Management
3399 North Road, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601-1387
(845) 575-3225

Editorial Review Board

Herbert Sherman, Southampton College
Joseph Ormsby, Stephen F. Austin State University
Carol Bruton, California State University San Marcos
Art Fischer, Pittsburg State University
Barbara Fuller, Winthrop University
Marlene Kahla, Stephen F. Austin State University
John Lewis, Stephen F. Austin State University
Rod Lievano, University of Minnesota Duluth
Paul Marshall, Widener University
Marla Kraut, University of Idaho
Philip Stetz, Stephen F. Austin State University
Sanjay Rajagopal, Montreat College
Heikki Heino, Governors State University
William J. Kehoe, University of Virginia
Jim Stotler, North Carolina Central University
Terrance Jalbert, University of Hawaii at Hilo
Joseph Sulock, UNC Asheville
Thomas T. Amlie, Penn State University Harrisburg
Sherry Robinson, Penn State University
Joseph Kavanaugh, Sam Houston State University
Michael McLain, Hampton University
Allan Hall, SUNY Institute of Technology
Lisa N. Bostick, The University of Tampa
Steve Loy, Eastern Kentucky University
John Lawrence, University of Idaho
Jeff W. Totten, Southeastern Louisiana University
D.J. Parker, University of Washington -Tacoma
Elton Scifres, Stephen F. Austin State University
Troy Festervand, Middle Tennessee State University
Steven K. Paulson, University of North Florida
W. Blaker Bolling, Marshall University
Harriet Stephenson, Seattle University
Adebisi Olumide, Lagos State University
Steve McGuire, California State University, Los Angeles
Gary Brunswick, Northern Michigan University
Steve Edison, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Greg Winter, Barry University
Thomas Wright, University of Nevada Reno
Andrew A. Ehlert, Mississippi University for Women
Sujata Satapathy, Indian Institute of Technology
Jonathan Lee, University of Windsor
Todd Mick, Missouri Western State University
Joesph C Santora, ENPC
Michael Grayson, Jackson State University
Joseph J. Geiger, University of Idaho
Yung Yen Chen, Nova Southeastern University
Anne Macy, West Texas A&M University
Scott Droege, Mississippi State University Meridian Campus
Robert D. Gulbro, Athens State University
Lisa Berardino, SUNY Institute of Technology
Clarence Coleman, Winthrop University
Kenneth K. Mitchell, Shaw University
Narendra Bhandari, Pace University
Wasif M. Khan, Lahore University of Management Sciences
Prasanna J Timothy, Karunya Institute of Tehnology
Ida Robinson Backmon, University of Baltimore
Inder Nijhawan, Fayetteville State University
Henry Elrod, University of the Incarnate Word
Jack E. Tucci, Marshall University
Rashmi Prasad, University of Alaska Anchorage
Thomas Bertsch, James Madison University
William B. Morgan, Felician College
Michael H. Deis, Clayton College & State University
Edwin Lee Makamson, Hampton University
Mike Evans, Winthrop University
Steve Betts, William Paterson University
Marianne L. James, California State University, Los Angeles
Wil Clouse, Vanderbilt University
Mike Spencer, University of Northern Iowa
Carol Docan, CSU, Northridge
Dave Kunz, Southeast Missouri State University
Linda Shonesy, Athens State University
Martine Duchatelet, Purdue University Calumet
Jennifer Ann Swanson, Stonehill College
James R. Maxwell, State University of New York College at Buffalo
S. Krishnamoorthy, Amrita Institute of Management
Eugene Calvasina, Southern University
Michael Broihahn, Barry University
Werner Fees, Georg Simon Ohm Fachhochschule Nuernberg
Karen Paul, Florida International University
William Brent, Howard University
Joe Teng, Barry University
Irfan Ahmed, Sam Houston State University
Art Warbelow, University of Alaska
Mohsen Modarres, California State University Fullerton
Harlan E. Spotts, Western New England College
Russell Casey, Penn State University Worthington Scranton
Durga Prasad Samontaray, King Saud University Riyadh
Mohsen Modarres, Humboldt State University
Ismet Anitsal, Tennessee Tech University
Devi Akella, Albany State University
Jeff Mankin, Lipscomb University
Issam Ghazzawi, University of La Verne
Bin Jiang, DePaul University
Timothy B. Michael, University of Houston Clear Lake
Bob Schwab, Andrews University
Charlotte Allen, Stephen F. Austin State University
Joe Ballenger, Stephen F. Austin State University
Barbara Bieber Hamby, Stephen F. Austin State University
Thomas M. Box, Pittsburg State University