Journal of Open Humanities Data (JOHD)

Publié le 27 octobre 2015, par Thérèse Hameau

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Open Humanities Data (JOHD) features peer reviewed publications describing humanities data or techniques with high potential for reuse. The journal currently publishes two types of papers :

1. Metapapers that describe humanities datasets with high reuse potential. Data includes quantitative and qualitative data, software, algorithms, maps, simulations, ontologies etc.

2. Full length research papers that describe different aspects or methods used to create, process, evaluate, or curate humanities data.

Both types of JOHD papers are fully peer reviewed to ensure that they are accurate and that the data or technique that they describe meet the journal’s criteria for publication. Data are not reviewed in terms of validity or importance, but rather to ensure that the descriptions or instructions for reuse are valuable to a community of interest. JOHD does not publish papers presenting results of or claims made by empirical research, nor do we publish reviews of existing literature.

Humanities subjects of interest to JOHD include, but are not limited to Art History, History, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Film, Religious Studies, etc. Data that crosses one or more of these traditional disciplines are highly encouraged.

Publication Frequency

This journal publishes continuously, with papers coming online as soon as they have passed peer review.

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.



What is a data paper ?

A data paper is a publication that is designed to make other researchers aware of data that is of potential use to them. As such it describes the methods used to create the dataset, its structure, its reuse potential, and a link to its location in a repository. It is important to note that a data paper does not replace a research article, but rather complements it. When mentioning the data behind a study, a research paper should reference the data paper for further details. The data paper similarly should contain references to any research papers associated with the dataset.


Which repositories do you recommend for humanities data ?

Please see our list of recommended repositories for examples. Other repositories may be acceptable, provided they meet the criteria below. Please contact us if you would like to discuss adding a new repository to the recommended list.


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