During International Open Access Week, Brill and Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) [located in the Netherlands] launched the Research Data Journal for the Humanities and Social Sciences, a new, international, peer-reviewed, Open Access data journal.
The Research Data Journal for the Humanities and Social Sciences (RDJ) contains short publications (data papers) in which researchers describe their dataset, the context of their research, ask key questions, and explain the methods used. In addition, data papers include a broad profile of the dataset, listing, for example, common characteristics or remarkable results. Conclusions such as those found in a regular academic article are not included, but space is provided for some closing remarks. Readers can respond to the content by means of a comments field. Data must have been deposited in a trusted repository, such as DANS’s online archival system EASY.
[Clip]The Research Data Journal for the Humanities and Social Sciences will appear twice annually. Researchers can submit their manuscript for consideration online. The Article Publication Charges (APC’s) will be sponsored by DANS for the first three years of the journal’s publication.