It takes a village! Reflections from an open access data journal

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


Partaking in the editorial process of an open access academic journal is both a challenging and rewarding experience. It takes a village of dedicated individuals with a vested interest in the dissemination and sharing of high quality research outputs. Based on our editorial experience at the Journal of Open Humanities Data, this presentation reflects on the emergence of data-driven open research, a new journal genre (data paper) and a new journal type (data journal) in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Access to data - the currency of empirical research - is valuable to the research community, crucial to scientific integrity, and leads to cumulative advancements in knowledge. It therefore requires significant investment and appropriate venues for dissemination. We illustrate the necessity of raising awareness about data-driven open research, how it involves building a community of authors and readers, establishing a company of editors, reviewers and support staff, and passing on the practice which has been challenging the status quo in research and publishing.
Period11 Sept 2024
Event titleTowards an Open Research Culture: Establishing, Embedding and Facilitating the Culture/s and Practice/s of Open Research
Event typeConference
LocationSheffield, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • open research
  • data paper
  • publishing