Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Miami Engineering and Computing Review (MER) is committed to the development of undergraduate research excellence at the College of Engineering and Computing of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. MER publishes undergraduate research to provide publication opportunities for computing and engineering students, to promote a community of research, and to serve as an educational tool for prospective students. MER aims to publish faculty-sponsored and peer-reviewed papers reflecting a wide range of topics related to design project analysis. Miami University prides itself in its undergraduate engineering research, and an online journal provides a much needed service to the academic community.

 

Section Policies

Letter from the Editor

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Articles

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Articles

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Case Studies

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Conference Papers

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Poster Sessions

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Peer Review Process

I: Officer (Executive Board) Election Process
 The officer positions open for election each year are:
  • Editor-in-Chief (President)
  • Associate Editor-in-Chief (Vice-President)
  • Secretary
 
The primary purpose of the Student Editorial Board is to thoroughly review and edit submitted papers for publication. Only undergraduate students are eligible to serve on the Student Editorial Board.
 
Paper Selection Process
Part I: Paper Evaluation Rubric

 The papers are to be thoroughly read and graded, using the
rubric approved by the Associate Editor-in-Chief, by the Student Editorial Board. 
 
II: Initial Paper Selection
Once all of the submitted papers and rubrics are collected, the Secretary will call an official meeting Executive Board. At this meeting, the Editor-in-Chief will distribute the papers and the rubrics. The Executive Board will discuss in length each paper by
reviewing the paper and its associated rubrics. Criteria such as clarity of the problem definition, background research, design and manufacturing analysis, and bibliographic support will be assessed with a consistent rubric. The Executive Board will deliberate, consult with the Faculty Advisor,  and select which papers go on to the peer review stage.
 
III: Peer Review
For each of the papers selected for peer review, Primary Editors will be selected by the Editor-in-Chief from the Student Editorial Board. The Primary Editor is responsible for maintaining communication between the reviewers, the Editor-in-Chief, and the authors.
 
IV: Editing and Final Selection
Once the authors have completed the editing process, the Editor-in-Chief will discuss the changes with the Primary Editors to confirm that the paper meets the journal's satisfaction. The Editor-in-Chief holds the power to reject a paper that was not edited
sufficiently to meet the journal's standards.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.