The MBR Submission Process


The MBR submission process consists of five steps:

  1. Authoring the manuscript using the appropriate MBR template
  2. Signing up for a colleague account (needed only for the first submission to any Muma or Informing Science Institute journal)
  3. Registering in the review system as an author and submitting the manuscript for peer review
  4. If the manuscript is accepted for publication subject to revision, addressing reviewer suggestions
  5. Proofing the final article, then providing final permission to publish

Each of these steps is now discussed in greater detail.


The Muma Business Review publishes a variety of articles. To submit an article, there are five key steps:

    1. Use the appropriate authoring template. When you begin writing your article, prepare the template by saving it to your own file name. Templates can be downloaded from:

      Further instructions on using the templates, and descriptions of the templates themselves including videos, can be found at Formatting Muma Manuscripts.

    2. If you do not already have a free ISI Colleague account, sign up at
    3. Submit the article to the MBR peer review site at The MBR offers three forms of peer review, discussed further at Peer Review Options Post. These are:
      • Editorial Peer Review: The decision is made by the Editor-in-Chief. This would normally be used for opinion pieces, invited pieces and editorials.
      • Constructive Peer Review: Peer review assignments are made without concern for institutional affiliation. Reviews from other sources, such as prior journal submissions, classes or dissertation committees may also be used in making the decision.
      • Strict Peer Review: Strict standards of anonymous peer review are employed, with all attempts being made to avoid real or perceived conflicts of interest.

      A particular option may be requested by the author, with the default being strict peer review. The type of review employed will be noted on each article published.

    4. For subsequent access and edits, go to, sign in to your account, then access your user dashboard.
    5. Complete the revisions specified by your editor and reviewer and upload the final version to the peer review site (same link as 4)