The deadline for our first call for projects is September 1, 2019. We welcome early expressions of interest as well. For inquiries or to submit your project for review, please contact the editors, Jennifer Guiliano and Roopika Risam, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reviews in Digital Humanities is a pilot of a peer-reviewed journal that facilitates scholarly evaluation of digital humanities work and its outputs. This may include, but is not limited to: digital archives, multimedia or multimodal scholarship, digital exhibits, visualizations, digital games, digital tools, and digital projects. We accept submissions of projects in a broad range of methods, disciplines, scopes, and scales. Importantly, it is expected that the outputs selected for review in this journal will blend humanistic and technological inquiry. The goal of Reviews in Digital Humanities is to foster critical discourse about digital scholarship more generally in a format useful to other scholars.
The journal responds to the challenge of the growth of the number and scale of digital projects outpacing review opportunities in existing journals. Noting that similar endeavors have been largely unsuccessful in the past and in consultation with those who have engaged in such work previously, we have designed a review process and editorial board structure that we believe can build the capacity of our scholarly communities to peer review digital scholarship. This is particularly crucial to support ongoing digital scholarship and community-building in critical ethnic, African diaspora, indigenous, Latinx, and postcolonial studies, among others.
As such, Reviews in Digital Humanities intervenes by bridging a gap in the evaluation of digital projects by arranging for peer review of digital scholarship. Upon a project’s “acceptance,” as determined by peer reviewers, Reviews in Digital Humanities will publish 500-word overviews written by project directors along with the review submitted by peer reviewers. Accompanying the journal is a registry of digital scholarship, comprised of projects submitted for review. Projects will be listed in the registry regardless of their status in the review process, unless requested otherwise by project directors.
Detailed information about our review process is available here.