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Ron Dekker, Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA)
Christiaan van Bochove, Utrecht University

Editorial Board
Jean-Pascal Bassino, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon
Libby Bishop, University of Essex
Ulbe Bosma, International Institute of Social History / VU Amsterdam
Vanessa Higgins, CMIST, University of Manchester
Thunnis van Oort, Radboud University Nijmegen
Auke Rijpma, Utrecht University

Research Data Journal for the Humanities and Social Sciences

This is a Diamond Open Access journal. Articles are published in Open Access at no cost to the author.

Contributing to transparency of research, accelerating dissemination and fostering reuse of scholarly data.

Research Data Journal for the Humanities and Social Sciences is soliciting new submissions, in particular related to the following domains:
• Archaeology and geo-archaeological research
• Social and economic history
• Oral history
• Language and literature
• Audio-visual media
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The Research Data Journal for the Humanities and Social Sciences (RDJ) is a peer-reviewed journal, which is designed to comprehensively document and publish deposited datasets and to facilitate their online exploration. RDJ is e-only and Open Access, and focuses on research across the Social Sciences and the Humanities.

The publication language is English. RDJ contains data papers: scholarly publications of medium length (with a maximum of 2500 words) containing a description of a dataset and putting the data in a research context.

How it works Before publication a data paper is assessed by peer reviewers and data specialists. They will give feedback to the author and indicate the necessary improvements for acceptance.

Data papers receive a persistent identifier (DOI). The author, usually also the data depositor, will receive publication credits. Datasets that underpin the submitted data papers should be formally published in a trusted digital archive or repository.

RDJ is founded by Brill and DANS in 2016. From 2021 the journal is published in collaboration with CESSDA, the Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives.

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