Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

DS/CN invites contributions relating to work carried out in the digital humanities, broadly construed.

The journal publishes on the basis of "rolling release": journal "volumes" correspond to a calendar year and articles are published as they are proofed.

DSCN considers both unsolicited manuscripts and proposals for thematically organised clusters and proceedings. It publishes academic articles, scholarly notes, working papers, field synopses, book reviews, literature and research reviews, and well-documented opinion pieces. DS/CN is particularly interested in submissions that explicitly demonstrate an awareness of interdisciplinary context(s) of the Digital Humanities and/or are focussed on issues of the global and multicultural practice in the discipline. It does, however, also welcome well-researched articles on any aspect of the discipline.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed


Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

All submissions are reviewed initially by the managing editor for general relevance and compliance with basic style requirements (typographical accuracy, correct bibliographic format, etc.). Articles that require some pre-submission work are usually returned to the author within 7-10 days.

Articles that are relevant to the scope of the journal and meet the minimum standards of our style guide are vetted initially by an editor or associate editor and, if accepted for review, send on for refereeing to a minimum of two readers. Reviewers are drawn from among the editorial advisory boards of the journal and international experts in the fields of the submissions DSCN receives.

A minimum of two positive reader reports and the recommendation of a member of the editorial team are required before an article may be considered for publication by the editorial team.

Publication in DS/CN the fastest DSCN has published an article from submission has been four months. A minimum of six to eight months is the norm, however, and special issues, which have a more complex workflow can take a year.

The rejection rate varies between open (i.e. unsolicited) articles and special topics clusters. Open submissions have an acceptance rate of approximately 50%; the acceptance rate on special clusters varies depending on the way the cluster was put together.


Publication Frequency

DSCN publishes on a rolling basis. Articles are added to the current issue as soon as they have been proofed.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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ISSN: 1918-3666