Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The “Interdisciplinary Perspectives: A Student Research Journal” is a student-run undergraduate research journal that focuses on outstanding student generated work from the humanities, behavioral, social, natural, and applied sciences. Typical submissions include Honors theses, original compositions and empirical research conducted by undergraduate or Master’s level students.  Manuscripts from Colorado State University-Pueblo Honors students are encouraged, but we welcome outstanding submissions from any program and outside the university as well. However, the primary focus must be original student scholarly work.

 

Section Policies

Articles

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Peer Review Process

Although faculty may appear only as coauthors, we require that all students have their work pre-reviewed by a faculty advisor prior to submission.  All submissions are processed through blind review by one editorial board member and at least one discipline knowledgeable student and one relevant faculty member. At the Editor’s discretion, we may request names of possible reviewers. Please keep in mind that your submission must not have been published elsewhere, nor should it be under submission in whole or in part with any other journal or publication outlet. Submission implies that all authors have read and agree to its content, order of authors, and that any human or animal research has received formal institutional vetting and approval. Any Method section must state the name of the approving committee.

 

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.

 

Our Mission Statement

The “Interdisciplinary Perspectives: A Student Research Journal” is a student-run undergraduate research journal that focuses on outstanding student generated work from the humanities, behavioral, social, natural, and applied sciences. Typical submissions include Honors theses, original compositions and empirical research conducted by undergraduate or Master’s level students.  Manuscripts from Colorado State University-Pueblo Honors students are encouraged, but we welcome outstanding submissions from any program and outside the university as well. However, the primary focus must be original student scholarly work.

 

Volumes and Sections

Our journal publishes one volume per year with multiple sections and special editions appearing as needed.  We also will consider suggestions for special dedicated editions such as a collection of papers from a local student conference.  The Editorial Board Committee makes all final decisions on such requests.