- Who Can Submit?
- General Submission Rules
- Formatting Requirements
- Rights for Authors and Digital Commons @ Humboldt State University
Who Can Submit?
Anyone in the Humboldt State University community may submit an original research and creative work to be considered for publication in IdeaFest: Interdisciplinary Journal of Creative Works and Research from Humboldt State University 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.
General Submission Rules
IdeaFest Journal accepts work in a wide range of written genres created by any member of the Humboldt State University community. 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 Humboldt State University 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/.
Submitted works cannot have been previously published in any venue other than Humboldt Digital Scholar or Digital Commons @ Humboldt State University, 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.
Submissions for the upcoming release of the annual journal issue are accepted until December 3. The journal is released at the end of the following Summer.
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 Humboldt State University, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 cover letter.
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.
Rights for Authors and Digital Commons @ Humboldt State University
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 Humboldt State University, 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 @ Humboldt State University, requires credit to Digital Commons @ Humboldt State University as copyright holder (e.g., Digital Commons @ Humboldt State University © 2019).
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 @ Humboldt State University 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 email@example.com.
General Terms and Conditions of Use
Users of the Digital Commons @ Humboldt State University website and/or software agree not to misuse the Digital Commons @ Humboldt State University service or software in any way.
The failure of Digital Commons @ Humboldt State University 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 @ Humboldt State University and the Author(s) regarding submission of the work.