Submitting an Article Online
To submit an article online, and to check the status of your submission, you need to have an account with Journal of Open Humanities Data
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The Journal of Open Humanities Data publishes two types of papers:
1. Short data papers contain a concise description of a humanities research object with high reuse potential. These are short (1000 words) highly structured narratives.
2. Full length research papers discuss and illustrate methods, challenges, and limitations in the creation, collection, management, access, processing, or analysis of data in humanities research, including standards and formats. These are intended to be longer narratives (3000 - 5000 words), which give authors the ability to contribute to a broader discussion.
Humanities subjects of interest to JOHD include, but are not limited to, Art History, Classics, History, Linguistics, Literature, Modern Languages, Music and musicology, Philosophy, Religious Studies, etc. Data that crosses one or more of these traditional disciplines are highly encouraged.
- Registration: Register as an author with JOHD and start your article submission process via our online system. Note that we only accept submissions of manuscripts that have not been previously published and are not currently under consideration with another journal.
- Select a Repository: Prior to submission, deposit your data in an appropriate public repository. Please see our list of repositories, or choose your own. Please also read our list of peer review criteria and aim to make sure that your data deposition meets these standards. The completeness of these datasets will be considered during editorial evaluation and peer-review. Remember to make your data public so that it can be found. list of repositories, list of peer review criteria, and aim to make sure that your data deposition meets these standards. Remember to make your data public so that the reviewers can find it.
- Add a DOI: The repository will provide you with a DOI (or similar persistent identifier) for your data. Please add this to your data paper under the repository location section.
- Submission: If you are submitting a short data paper, use this template to compile your article. Please check the style guidelines below to format and edit your manuscript. When finished, submit your paper for peer review. If you can suggest names of three scholars who would be able to review your paper, please add their names and contact details in the cover letter of your submission.
- Corrections: Following the peer review, the editor will get back to you about the outcome of your paper and may recommend changes either to the way your data has been archived, or to the paper itself (see editorial guidelines). You will need to make any changes the peer reviewers have suggested before you can resubmit your paper to the journal via your portal. Once your paper has passed peer review and the editor has provided you with a final decision, your paper is almost ready for publication! Your accepted paper will go through a copyedited process before it can be published. You will need to approve all changes made during copyediting and will be given a final chance to make edits to the text prior to publication.
- Publication: Your article will receive a DOI. Make sure you add the citation to your article (with its DOI) in the repository where the data is stored. Once this has been done, your article will be published in the open access journal.
Short data paper template
Please submit your completed template through the online submission system when ready for review.
Submission Preparation Checklist
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file has been created from the JOHD article template.
- Where available, DOIs for the references have been provided.
- Tables and figures are all cited in the text. Tables are included within the text document, whilst figure files are uploaded as supplementary files.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
- Figures/images have a resolution of at least 150dpi (300dpi or above preferred). Each file is no more than 20MB per file. The files are in one of the following formats: JPG, TIFF, GIF, PNG, EPS (to maximise quality, the original source file is preferred).
- All authors have given permission to be listed on the submitted paper and satisfy the authorship guidelines.
- Research involving human subjects, human material, or human data, must have been performed in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki. Where applicable, the studies must have been approved by an appropriate ethics committee. The identity of the research subject should be anonymised whenever possible. For research involving human subjects, informed consent to participate in the study must be obtained from participants (or their legal guardian).
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.
(UK VAT charges of 20% may apply depending on the author's or the paying institution's location and tax profile. If you require information specific to your circumstances, please, contact the editorial manager.)
If your paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Charge (APC) to cover publication costs, which can normally be sourced from your funder or institution. This fee covers all publication costs (editorial processes; web hosting; indexing; marketing; archiving; DOI registration etc) and ensures that all of the content is fully open access. This approach maximises the potential readership of publications and allows the journal to be run in a sustainable way. For a breakdown of costs, please click here.
Many institutions now have funds available to support open access publications by their staff.
If you do not know about your institution’s policy on open access funding, please contact your departmental/faculty administrators and institution library, as funds may be available to you.
Several other foundations, institutes, societies and associations offer publication grants (not exclusive to Open Access) based on subject relevance. Here is a few of them relevant to history, archaeology and material preservation and conservation.
If published, you will receive an APC request email along with information on how payment can be arranged.
If you do not have funds available to pay the APC (e.g. because your institution/funder will not cover the fee) then we will be able to offer a discount or full waiver. Please ensure that you contact the editor as early as possible should you need to discuss waiver options or the APC in general.
Editorial decisions are made independently from the ability to pay the APC.