IdeaFest: Interdisciplinary Journal of Creative Works and Research from Cal Poly Humboldt



Who Can Submit?

Anyone in the Cal Poly Humboldt community may submit an original research and creative work to be considered for publication in IdeaFest: Interdisciplinary Journal of Creative Works and Research from Cal Poly Humboldt provided the author(s) own(s) the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner(s) to submit the piece.

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General Submission Rules

IdeaFest Journal accepts work in a wide range of written genres created by any member of the Cal Poly Humboldt community. Genres may include, but are not limited to, scholarly articles, essays, infographics, reviews, and interviews up to 5,000 words in length.There is no fee to submit. Submissions must adhere to following criteria and policies in order to be considered for publication.

Those who wish to submit to the journal are encouraged, but not required, to participate in the ideaFest event, which showcases research and projects in a day-long celebration on the Cal Poly Humboldt campus.

As applicable, submitted works must have undergone institutional (IRB) review, as necessary according to IRB policy. For more information, please see http://www2.humboldt.edu/irb/.

Any person affiliated with Cal Poly Humboldt may submit research or creative activity for double blind peer-review. Submissions may be co-written or may have single authors.

Submitted works cannot have been previously published in any venue other than Humboldt Digital Scholar or Digital Commons @ Cal Poly Humboldt, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series, at the ideaFest annual poster session event, in a classroom, or on a blog does not constitute prior publication; however, the editorial staff does ask that previous circulation of the work be noted on the submission form.

At this time, ideaFest journal accepts work only in English.

If you have concerns about the submission terms for of ideaFest: Interdisciplinary Journal of Creative Works and Research from Cal Poly Humboldt, please contact kyle.morgan@humboldt.edu.

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Formatting Requirements

All text submissions should be double spaced with 1 inch margins, written in 12 point font, and submitted in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format. Please do not include page numbers at the bottom of each page of your manuscript. Files should not include macros or any special formatting, except headings styles. Please use the tab key to indent your work, and do not create extra space between paragraphs.

Articles, reviews, and interviews should not be longer than 5,000 words in length, excluding notes and citations, but authors may query the editors to submit work outside of this range. ideaFest Journal does not publish thesis-length work; if you wish to submit research conducted for a thesis project, please revise to work into a scholarly article appropriate for a journal publication.

Images must be submitted as a jpg file, minimum 300 dpi. Non-textual works must be accompanied by a 250- to 1000-word artist or author’s statement to contextualize the project. These statements can be included in the comments.

The editorial board strongly recommends that manuscripts be read by a member of the author’s discipline or field prior to submission.

Manuscripts should be polished and carefully copyedited. All citations should be in APA style, using endnotes with continuous numbering, but authors may query the editors to submit works in any citation style. Do not include footnotes.

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Rights for Authors and Digital Commons @ Cal Poly Humboldt

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the work, ideaFest: Interdisciplinary Journal of Creative Works reserves first North American publishing rights, and the nonexclusive right to reproduce, display, and distribute the work under a Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) Creative Commons License. Print versions may be made available for sale by Cal Poly Humboldt, although the price may not exceed the cost of printing and mailing.

Attribution and Usage Policies

Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the work or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exemption or by written agreement of Digital Commons @ Cal Poly Humboldt, requires credit to Digital Commons @ Cal Poly Humboldt as copyright holder (e.g., Digital Commons @ Cal Poly Humboldt © 2024).

Personal-use Exceptions

Upon submission and until time of publication, the author(s) agree not to publish the article in any format or medium. However, the following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from Digital Commons @ Cal Poly Humboldt provided the author(s) do not alter the format or content of the work, including the copyright notification:

  • Storage and back-up of the work on the author's computer(s) and digital media (e.g., diskettes, back-up servers, Zip disks, etc.), provided that the work stored on these computers and media is not readily accessible by persons other than the author(s);
  • Posting of the work on the author(s) personal website, provided that the website is non-commercial;
  • Posting of the work on the internet as part of a non-commercial open access institutional repository or other non-commercial open access publication site affiliated with the author(s)'s place of employment (e.g., a Phrenology professor at the University of Southern North Dakota can have her article appear in the University of Southern North Dakota's Department of Phrenology online publication series); and
  • Posting of the work on a non-commercial course website for a course being taught by the author at the university or college employing the author.

People seeking an exception, or who have questions about use, should contact kyle.morgan@humboldt.edu.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the Digital Commons @ Cal Poly Humboldt website and/or software agree not to misuse the Digital Commons @ Cal Poly Humboldt service or software in any way.

The failure of Digital Commons @ Cal Poly Humboldt to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between Digital Commons @ Cal Poly Humboldt and the Author(s) regarding submission of the work.

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