Welcoming the new Journal of Open Humanities Data

Some details of a new journal, coming from Ubiquity Press in the UK but with an international editorial board. It looks to offer a major and distinctive option for scholars to document and promote the reuse of digitised texts and other research data.

Webstory: Peter Webster's blog

After some months in the making, I am delighted to be able to draw attention to the new Journal of Open Humanities Data. I’m particularly pleased to be a member of the editorial board.

Fully peer-reviewed, JOHD carries “publications describing humanities data or techniques with high potential for reuse.”

The journal accepts two kinds of papers:

“1. Metapapers, that describe humanities research objects with high reuse potential. This might include quantitative and qualitative data, software, algorithms, maps, simulations, ontologies etc. These are short (1000 word) highly structured narratives and must conform to the Metapaper template.

“2. Full length research papers that describe different methods used to create, process, evaluate, or curate humanities research objects. These are intended to be longer narratives (3,000 – 5,000 words) which give authors the ability to describe a research object and its creation in greater detail than a traditional publication.

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Historian of twentieth century Britain; interested in digital history, open access publishing, web archives. Tweets @pj_webster

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