Editorial Policies



- Focus and scope
- Peer review process
- Cost
- Publication frequency
- Short Papers
- Open Access and Free Licenses
- Original Material
- Data Sets
- Publication Ethics
- Language
- Authorship
- Editorial Board

Focus and Scope

JDMDH publishes relevant data analysis with human-produced dataset. The publication is as precise and comprehensive as possible. To this aim, the publication includes:

  • a manuscript containing the detailed description of the published data analysis, of its bibliography, along with commented examples and a failure case analysis
  • reproducible experiments

Digital Humanities is a convergence of humanities fields (linguistic, history, psychology…) using data archives, processing and interaction. Data mining is an interdisciplinary subfield of computer science, involving the methods at the intersection of artificial intelligence, machine learning and database systems. The Journal of Data Mining & Digital Humanities is concerned with the intersection of computing and the disciplines of the humanities, with tools provided by computing such as data visualisation, information retrieval, statistics, text mining by publishing scholarly work beyond the traditional humanities.

Data Mining & Digital Humanities publishes original research, review papers including but not limited to the following fields and specifically about Digital Humanities Data (cultural, literary, philosophical, economical, psychological, sociological, opinion, ethnological, demographical, geographical, historical, musicological, cinematographical, archeological, architectural, law, theological, educational…)

  • Applications of computational intelligence
  • Archiving and corpus creation models
  • Audiovisual indexing and document engineering
  • Cognition modeling
  • Collaborative and multi-agent systems
  • Computational qualitative methods
  • Cyberinfrastructure
  • Data Ecology
  • Data normalization and quality
  • Data warehousing
  • Data-intensive/ Big Data Analytics
  • Digital plat-forms
  • Digital standards for data management
  • Digitam resources, ontology and metadata
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Digital Humanities Data
  • Information Extraction Algorithms
  • Knowledge Mining
  • Knowledge Visualization
  • Machine learning models
  • Model selection
  • Multimedia Mining (image, video)
  • Multimodal Mining (text, speech, image)
  • Multivariate Data Analysis
  • Natural language processing
  • Social Data Mining
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Text Mining
  • Uncertainty models
  • Use and practices observation
  • User modeling and simulation
  • User needs and ergonomy modeling
  • Variables selection
  • Virtual Ethnography
  • Web mining

Peer review process

The first step of submission for authors is to create an account and use the id of an available authorized open access database to validate its submission:
* Once submission is effective, in 5 days an editor-in-chief decides to take charge of the submission.
* Editor-in-chief has 7 days to choose at least two editor-reviewers.  
* Chosen Editor-reviewers will stay anonymous for author(s). Editor-reviewers review the paper and send back their comment on the JDMDH website in less than 30 days after accepting the review. If he/she gives the review to a colleague, the name of the adjoined reviewer will appear as a contributor for the current year. In any case all  names of reviewers appear on the JDMDH website.
* In the case the paper is accepted, authors will have 30 days to give back their corrections.
The cycle can be renewed, and after all reviewers agree with the final corrections, the paper is accepted by the editor-in-chief and appears immediately on the "latest papers" topic of JDMDH website.


JDMDH is an open-access peer-reviewed journal.  French institutions INRA, INRIA and CNRS sponsor the OA episciences platform what leads to an author-free model (green model). No fees for authors and no fees for readers.


JDMDH is a quaterly OA-journal.

Community Reports

Authors having conceived a useful software tools, openly available datasets, competitions, large  research projects can also submit directly a short paper with their description and implementation. The short papers follow the same guidelines as long papers for the manuscript. Reports are also peer-reviewed.

Open Access and Free Licenses

JDMDH is an open-access peer-reviewed journal. The journal relies on an author-free model (green model).

JDMDH is an open access journal: all content is freely available without charge to the users or their institutions. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the authors, in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

The articles are distributed under a Creative Commons CC-BY license: users are free to copy, distribute, transmit. Authors grant the journal non exclusive publication rights and retain their own rights without restriction.

Creative Commons License
JDMDH articles are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Original Material

JDMDH publishes original and no published elsewhere studies. Any text submission to JDMDH has to be exclusive. Anyway texts already published in a short version during a workshop for instance , could be published in an extended version to the journal.

See http://jdmdh.episciences.org/page/submissions  to look author guidelines.

Data Sets

The success of data analysis and processing depends on the quality of the data they process and on the reliable information about how these data were obtained. Access to datasets need to be mentioned and how they can be used and with all additional information that can help researchers to use them properly.

Publication Ethics

The origin and authorship of every material reused in a JDMDH article must be mentioned. JDMDH authors must not copy any substantial part of another's work without acknowledgment or present another's work as their own. This policy extends to every published material, including the manuscript text and figures, software and datasets.

JDMDH expects the authors to be honest: they should not fabricate or manipulate data to support their claims, select favorable illustrations or hide known issues with their work. Possible conflicts of interest must be reported to the editor. Failing to comply with these rules can result in the retraction of a published article.

JDMDH trusts the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE, http://publicationethics.org/).


Language of submission is English.


If there are several authors, one of them will be the corresponding author with the JDMDH.
You should complete your profile with identifiers. Orcid identifier (orcid.org) is not required but strongly desired.

Editorial Board

Editorial Board consists of Three Parts: Editors-in-Chief choosing relevant papers to forward to editor-reviewers and validating acceptance, Advisoring-Editors validate important decisions for the future of the journal, and a pool of Editor-Reviewers check the relevance of JDMDH submissions.

See http://jdmdh.episciences.org/page/editorial-team

The Editorial Board is evolving. Some members can leave and other can join to make the Editorial Board operational on a long duration.