You thesis has been marked. The mark often is an indicator for the quality of your thesis. The likelihood of your thesis being published usually is higher if your thesis is awarded a good mark. In this case, you should always submit your work to us.
However, your mark can be affected by a variety of factors. In case the mark does not meet your expectations and you are convinced that your work contains exciting new insights, please submit your thesis nevertheless.
We do not know your mark when reviewing your paper and will, hence, assess your thesis independently. Furthermore, your thesis is anonymised before it enters our review process – our reviewers do not know your name, institution, or any other personal information. JUMS, therefore, is your opportunity to get additional independent feedback on your thesis which you can use for future academic work. In short: No matter whether your thesis is published or not, submitting to JUMS and receiving valuable feedback is beneficial to you!
To submit your thesis, you need to check the following three things:
You must not have explicitly granted the university or your supervisor the right to use your thesis for their own research or publish it themselves.
Your thesis must have received a mark already. If you submit your work before this, you might infringe your institutions’ right of examination
If you wrote your thesis in cooperation with a company or if you are enrolled at a university of cooperative education, the regulations may differ from above. You should, therefore, check your training or study contract. If you are unsure, we recommend you to get in touch with your company or university.
Normally, you do not need to consult your supervisor. However, we highly recommend informing your supervisor, anyways. If your thesis passes the double-blind review process and is published, an appreciation of your supervision is a nice gesture. Therefore, we encourage you to write a short acknowledgement to thank your supervisor and faculty for their support which we will include with your thesis.
In general, submitting your thesis is easy and should not take more than a minute. Simply submit your thesis at www.jums.academy/submit and provide us with your contact details. It´s as simple as that!
If you should encounter any problems, please find detailed step-by-step instructions here.
To keep it simple for you, we do not require a specific format. You can upload your thesis in .pdf, .doc, .docx, .dot and .dotx format. If you prefer to upload several PDFs, we ask you to do it in one single submission process. Just add more files clicking “Select files”.
In short: after receiving your thesis, we anonymize your work and decide whether to publish your work or not. Your work will not be used or passed on without your consent. If you would like to learn more about the process, please find more information in the following graphic and explanation.
As your thesis has to go through several steps, the review process usually lasts several months. Initially, your work will be anonymized by employees who have no influence on the assessment. Subsequently, your thesis will be forwarded to the respective department editors of the journal who decide whether the work will be labelled as a “desk-reject”. If your thesis successfully takes this hurdle, it matches the basic requirements of scientific theses (e.g. adequate content, completeness, form). Afterwards, two reviewers who specialise in the field of your thesis review your thesis and assess it according to standardized criteria. This is our so called double-blind review process. The result of the double-blind review can have three different outcomes:
Both reviewers agree that your thesis should be published. Congratulations, your work will be published in one of our next issues!
Only one of the two reviewers recommends to publish your thesis. Your thesis will only be published in exceptional cases.
If both reviewers reject your thesis, the decision is clear. Unfortunately, we will not consider your work any further.
As long as your work is not desk-rejected, you will receive independent feedback from recognized scientists – no matter whether your thesis is ultimately published or not.
Unfortunately, changes can only be made in very justified cases. The adaptations may only concern formatting or linguistic deficiencies. Please write an email to email@example.com, if this applies to your thesis. The content may not be edited after submission.
If your work passed our review process, we will send you the thesis in our design and ask you to check it before we publish it. To see how it will look like, please check out our current issue.
For more information about JUMS and for more reasons to submit your thesis, please have a look at our blog entry . If you have further questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to get in touch.