Philosophy of Investigations: Journal of Student Research @ Purdue Fort Wayne

Investigations is a reviewed, open-access journal dedicated to the publication and dissemination of research, scholarship, and creative endeavor by Purdue Fort Wayne students and their mentors. Investigations accepts submissions of research articles from any Purdue Fort Wayne student or recent graduate (within 12 months of graduation). Each submission must be the original work of at least one Purdue Fort Wayne student with at least one faculty mentor.

All submissions are blind reviewed by at least one faculty member from institutions of higher learning. All reviewers have expertise in disciplines closely related to those represented by the submission.


Investigations endeavors to:

  1. Encourage and promote scholarly work and research by Purdue Fort Wayne students,
  2. Disseminate work by faculty mentors on student research mentorship, best practices, and related topics,
  3. Provide students with learning experiences that will enhance their professional and academic development, and
  4. Actively promote and disseminate the research, ideas, and creative concepts of Purdue Fort Wayne students.

If you are interested in assisting with the journal or serving as a peer reviewer, please contact the editor at Investigations@pfw.edu.


Dr. Suzanne LaVere
Associate Professor
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