About the Journal
Focus and Scope
- The articles on datasets may include discussion of the creation of the dataset, the nature of historical documents included, and historical methods and analysis applicable to the dataset, and the implications of the dataset for information science.
- Articles on methods may include the architecture of historical archives or methods for data collection, cleaning, integration, documentation, analysis, and visualization. Methodological articles are to be general statements rather than focusing on a single dataset.
- Articles on analysis
- Reviews of datasets provide
Peer Review Process
The journal follows a single-blind review policy. All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed; all accepted papers will be made available in external indexing services.
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content. Our publisher, the University Library System at the University of Pittsburgh, abides by the Budapest Open Access Initiative definition of Open Access:
“By “open access” to [peer-reviewed research literature], we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.”
Researchers engage in discovery for the public good, yet because of cost barriers or use restrictions imposed by other publishers, research results are not available to the full community of potential users. It is our mission to support a greater global exchange of knowledge by making the research published in this journal open to the public and reusable under the terms of a Creative Commons CC-BY license.
Furthermore, we encourage authors to post their pre-publication manuscript in institutional repositories or on their Web sites prior to and during the submission process, and to post the Publisher’s final formatted PDF version after publication. These practices benefit authors with productive exchanges as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.
There are no article processing charges, submissions fees, or any other costs required of authors to submit articles to this journal.
Sources of Support
The Journal of World-Historical Information (JWHI) is a peer-reviewed, electronic journal dedicated to the interdisciplinary project of creating and maintaining a comprehensive world-historical data resource. It publishes articles, reviews of datasets, and reports on the research activities associated with the Collaboritve for Historical Information and Analysis (CHIA).
JWHI appeared with Volume 1, No. 1 in June 2013. Volume 2-3 (2014-2015) No. 1 was published in August of 2015.
Patrick Manning (University of Pittsburgh) serves as the Editor in Chief.
Ruth Mostern (University of California – Merced), and Vladimir Zadorozhny (University of Pittsburgh) are founding members of the Editorial Board and Tonia Sutherland (University of Alabama) joined in 2015.
David Ruvolo serves as Managing Editor of the journal and Ahmet Izmirlioglu is Dataset Review Editor.
JWHI will publish twice yearly with the next issue planned for December of 2015.