Welcome to The Case HQ’s Submission Guidelines page. We appreciate your interest in contributing to our growing repository of case studies. Before you submit, please review our guidelines carefully to ensure your case study aligns with our standards and formats. We currently accept three types of case studies: Compact Case Studies, Field Case Studies, and Published Sources. Below are the guidelines. Authors can include more sections, visualisations, appendices, or other material according to each case requirement. All case studies and teaching notes must be submitted in word format.

1. Compact Case Studies

Compact Case Studies are concise, focused analyses typically not exceeding 3000 words. They should be centred around a single, clearly defined issue or challenge, and provide a solution or key insight.

Submission Format for Compact Case Studies:

Introduction: Briefly outline the case’s context and central issue.

Case Description: Detail the specific circumstances, challenges, and players involved.

Solution/Insight: Describe the implemented solution or key insight derived from the case.

Conclusion: Summarise the case’s impact and any lessons learned.

2. Field Case Studies

Field Case Studies involve a comprehensive, in-depth analysis of real-life scenarios based on firsthand investigation. You can include the sections as below from the published sources template, if needed.

Abstract: Provide a brief overview of the case.

Introduction: Set the context and identify the core issue.

Methodology: Describe how you conducted your research.

Case Description: Detail the case’s circumstances and challenges.

Findings: Present the data or information you discovered.

Discussion: Analyse the data or information, explaining what it means in the context of the case.

Conclusion: Summarise your findings, the resolution of the case, and the lessons learned.

References: Cite all sources used in your research using APA format.

3. Published Sources

Published Sources are case studies that utilise data and information collected from already published sources, such as books, articles, and reports. These studies typically range from 3000 to 5000 words. You need to include a teaching note. You need to provide a separate teaching note with synopsis, learning outcomes, target audience, proposed session plan, discussion questions with answers.


• Provide a brief overview of the company, organisation, or industry being studied, including its history, current state, and any relevant contextual factors.

• Identify the key problem or challenge that the case study will address, and why it is important and relevant to the field of study or industry.

Background Information:

• Provide more detailed information about the company, organisation, or industry being studied, including key players, financial information, and any relevant regulatory or market factors.

• Explain the context in which the problem or challenge emerged, including historical trends or industry shifts.

Key Issues:

• Clearly identify the key issues or challenges facing the company, organisation, or industry.

• Provide relevant data or examples to support the analysis of each issue.

• Consider including a SWOT analysis or other framework to guide the analysis of the issues.

Alternative Solutions:

• Identify and analyse alternative solutions to the key issues, including the pros and cons of each option.

• Consider including a decision matrix or other framework to guide the analysis of the alternatives.


• Based on the analysis of the key issues and alternative solutions, provide specific recommendations for addressing the challenges faced by the company, organisation, or industry.

• Justify the recommendations based on the data and analysis presented earlier in the case study.

Implementation Plan:

• Provide a detailed implementation plan for the recommended solution(s), including timelines, resources needed, and any potential challenges or risks.

• Consider including a budget or financial plan to support the implementation of the recommendations.


• Summarise the key findings and recommendations of the case study.

• Consider including a call to action or reflection on the broader implications of the case study for the field of study or industry.

• Emphasise the importance of implementing the recommendations and the potential impact on the company, organisation, or industry.

• Finally, end with any final thoughts or remarks on the case study and its relevance to the field.


• Provide a list of suggested readings or resources that students can use to further explore the topic or issues raised in the case study.

• Include academic articles, news articles, or other materials that provide additional context or insights.

All sources should be in footnotes and cited in-text using numbering format. Reference section should be in APA format.

For all submissions, please ensure your case study is well-written, properly cited, and free from plagiarism. We value originality, depth of analysis, and clarity of presentation. Each submission will undergo a blind peer-review process, and we reserve the right to accept or reject any case study based on our editorial discretion.

Please send your submissions to [email protected]. We look forward to your valuable contributions.

Processing fees:

There are absolutely no processing fees associated with any publications on our platform. If anyone solicits money from you under the guise of necessary payment for publication with us, please report this incident directly to us. We are committed to maintaining an open and transparent process for our authors.

Open access:

All case studies and teaching notes on our platform are under closed access by default. However, authors have the option to opt for open access publication of their case studies. This will allow their work to be freely downloaded by anyone. To opt for this, authors will need to pay a one-time open access fee of $2,200. If you’re interested in this option, please mention it when submitting your case study and teaching notes to us, and we will process your request accordingly.

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