Fields: journal of Huddersfield student research

ISSN: 2057-0163

Subject area: Multidisciplinary

Publisher: University of Huddersfield Press

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Fields is published annually. The journal is fully open access with article processing charges supported by the University of Huddersfield Press. Articles are published under a Creative Commons attribution licence (CC BY), although other more restrictive licences will be considered.


About the journal

Fields: journal of Huddersfield student research is a peer reviewed journal developed as part of the 2013-2018 University of Huddersfield Teaching and Learning strategy. The journal features primarily work by undergraduate students but can include occasional postgraduate taught work. The journal will only accept submission from students registered at the University of Huddersfield and will include articles but also welcomes submissions from practice based research which can include poems, designs, music scores, drama productions, case studies etc. Where creative or non-textual work is submitted a short commentary is required. The remit is to support and showcase the best of our student work in terms of research across all the seven Schools that make up the University of Huddersfield. The main aims and objectives include the following:

  • Showcase work that demonstrates significance, rigour and high standards of research
  • An opportunity for students to develop and hone their writing for publication skills and still meet the normal academic standard expected in published journals
  • A space for undergraduates who have undertaken extra-curricular research to present their findings to a wider audience and to the benefit of that audience
  • Promote the development of a community of people exploring ideas through research
  • An effective method of introducing undergraduate students to academic publications

Editorial board

Editor in Chief

• Prof Bingunath Ingirige (School of Art, Design and Architecture)

Senior editorial assistant

• Kathrine Jensen (Teaching and Learning Institute)

Central editorial board

• Prof Helen Lomax (School of Education and Professional Development)
• Prof Len Tiu Wright (Business School)
• Prof Steve Swindells (School of Art, Design and Architecture)
• Prof Simon Iwnicki (School of Computing and Engineering)
• Prof Cornell Sandvoss (School of Music, Humanities and Media)
• Prof Christine Jarvis (Pro Vice Chancellor, Teaching and Learning)
• Megan Taylor (University Press Manager)

School Panels

Each School within the University also has a School Panel, which will assess submissions and is the first point of contact for students wishing to submit work.

• Applied Sciences (TBC)
• Art, Design and Architecture (Dr Tracy Cassidy)
• Business School (Tina Hart, Dr Denis Feather, Dr Dinuka Herath and Dr Ria Deakin )
• School of Education and Professional Development (Amanda Crow, Dr James Reid, Dr Lisa Russell, Dr Shamim Miah, Dr Samantha McMahon)

• Human and Health Sciences (Dr Chris Dearnley, Dr Chris Street and Peter Roberts)
• Music, Humanities and Media (Dr Pat Cullum and Dr Catherine Haworth)
• School of Computing and Engineering (Dr James McDowell)

Submit to the journal

Submit your work to Fields: Journal of Huddersfield Student Research and earn £400 as a bursary

We would like to invite you to submit your work to Fields: Journal of Huddersfield Student Research. We are currently looking for submissions for the fourth volume of Fields. All students on taught courses can submit and tutors are encouraged to nominate outstanding work.

A £400 bursary will be available to help students if their article is selected for publication and submitted to the Fields Editorial Board by the School panel. 

Fields gives you the opportunity to take your work and ideas further than coursework. It provides the chance to be part of the wider academic community exploring new ideas through research. The journal encourages authors to:

  • aspire to the highest academic standards
  • learn how to present work to a professional standard
  • respond to a challenging and stimulating goal 

What other students have said about being published in Fields:

‘Over all, what a fantastic opportunity. I couldn’t believe it when I was given the chance to undertake the work. Then it was selected and I received the bursary - amazing! Then there was the customary to and fro’ between myself and the journal staff…it was all very exciting but demanded a lot of hard work - I already consider it to have been more than worth my time and effort, though!’ (Student published in Fields)

‘Having my research published in Fields has been the pinnacle of my achievements, particularly as I am a mature student working full-time with a young family. It has enabled me to finally believe in my own abilities as a writer and researcher, as well as raising my professional status in my workplace.’ (Student published in Fields)

What do I need to do?

The first stage of selection will be undertaken at School level in June/July, mostly based on work submitted for assessment. School Panels will shortlist work and advise on revisions prior to submission to the Fields Editorial Board, which will then make the final selection of work to be published.

You need to be available to edit and revise your course work/dissertation from July to Sep to develop it into a journal article format. A writing workshop will be offered to support students in understanding requirements.

You will also need to work as required with the Fields journal team through the publication process until the fourth volume is out in Feb 2018.

For more details and to find your School contact visit: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/journal/fields/editorial_team.html

Notes for Contributors

Licence to publish

The review process

Contact us

To contact the editors, please email Kathrine Jensen

To contact the University Press, please email university.press@hud.ac.uk