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Christiaan van Bochove, Utrecht University
Bonnie Wolff-Boenisch, Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA)

Editorial Board
Libby Bishop, University of Essex
Ulbe Bosma, International Institute of Social History / VU Amsterdam
Swantje Falcke, Utrecht University
Vanessa Higgins, CMIST, University of Manchester
Rombert Stapel, International Institute of Social History
Thunnis van Oort, Radboud University Nijmegen

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Research Data Journal for the Humanities and Social Sciences

This is a peer-reviewed journal, which is designed to comprehensively document and publish deposited datasets and facilitate their online exploration. The journal aims to contribute to the transparency of research, accelerate dissemination and foster the reuse of scholarly data. RDJ is an e-only and Diamond Open Access journal. Articles are published in Open Access at no cost to the author. RDJ was founded by Brill and DANS in 2016. From 2021 the journal is funded and published in collaboration with CESSDA, the Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives.

How it works
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. Each data paper is assessed by peer reviewers and data specialists. They will give feedback to the author and indicate the necessary improvements for acceptance. After the article is accepted for publication, it will be made available as an advance article. Upon publication, each data paper receives a digital object 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.

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