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IdeaFest: Interdisciplinary Journal of Creative Works and Research from Humboldt State University

About This Journal

ideaFest: Interdisciplinary Journal of Creative Works and Research from Humboldt State University is a refereed, open-access publication established to encourage scholarly conversations across the disciplines.ideaFest seeks to enable Humboldt State University researchers to connect with audiences worldwide and efficiently communicate findings with a sense of timeliness.

The journal is an outgrowth of Humboldt State University’s IdeaFest, a day-long event which celebrates the collaborative research and creative projects of faculty and students from across campus. Participants in the event are especially welcome to submit their work to the journal, but the journal is open to all members of the Humboldt State University community each year, regardless of involvement in ideaFest events. ideaFest Journal publishes a wide range of research articles, interviews, visual arguments, and creative works from across the disciplines. It is meant to represent the diversity of scholarly and creative output at Humboldt State University. The journal showcases the work of undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, faculty, and staff from Humboldt State University.


The mission of ideaFest is:

  1. to promote scholarship, writing and other forms of creative production for readerships beyond the classroom at Humboldt State University, guided by the belief that publishing is an important part of interdisciplinary higher education; and
  2. to showcase the knowledge production and creative output of members of the Humboldt State University community.

Editorial Board

ideaFest: Interdisciplinary Journal of Creative Works and Research from Humboldt State University is edited by a rotating board membership of staff, faculty, and students at Humboldt State University. Because the editorial process includes student involvement, the journal augments the curriculum by providing undergraduates and graduate students from multiple majors hands-on experience with scholarly communication and digital publishing. Students involved in the production of this scholarly journal learn aspects of the publication process including: typesetting, design and layout, printing and production, circulation and promotions, and event coordination. For further information, please contact ideafest@humboldt.edu