Research Data Journal for the Humanities and Social Sciences
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
here for further information.
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. DANS is founder of
RDJ and is responsible for the Editorial Board for the Humanities Section. For the Social Sciences Section, the Editorial Board is coordinated by the UK Data Service. For sub-fields specific Editorial Boards will be set up.
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.
Editor-in-Chief Ron Dekker,
Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA)
Editors Hans Voorbij
Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) Valentijn Gilissen,
Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) Dirk Roorda,
Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS)
Editorial Board Social Sciences Section Louise Corti (chair),
University of Essex Dr. Libby Bishop,
University of Essex Vanessa Higgins, CMIST,
University of Manchester Dr. Victoria Moody,
Jisc Manchester Deborah Wiltshire,
University of Essex
Editorial Board Economic and Social History Section Dr. Christiaan van Bochove (chair),
Radboud University Nijmegen Prof. Jean-Pascal Bassino,
Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon Dr. Jutta Bolt,
University of Groningen /
Lund University Prof. Dr. Ulbe Bosma,
International Institute of Social History /
VU Amsterdam Prof. Dr. Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk,
Utrecht University Dr. Auke Rijpma,
Utrecht University Dr. Pim de Zwart,
Wageningen University & Research