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International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing

Submit an article

The Editor and Associate Editors of the International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing welcome submissions on all aspects of the digital humanities, including conceptual or theoretical articles as well as case studies demonstrating how information technologies further scholarly understanding of topics in the arts and humanities. The journal welcomes critical digital humanities approaches (including feminist, anti-racist and decolonial frameworks). The journal is also interested in submissions about policy, epistemology, and pedagogy as they relate directly to the digital humanities.

The journal also publishes review essays, books and software reviews, and appraisals of significant e-resources.

IJHAC is committed to expand diversity of national origin, language, gender, race and ethnicity in the Digital Humanities. We especially welcome submissions from Early Career Researchers, and Edinburgh University Press has prepared a lot of great tips to consider when writing for an academic journal (

Articles should be in the region of 4,000–6,000 words inclusive of endnotes (note that as we publish in print as well as online, images should be included in the article's word count: a full-page figure is equal to 400 words; a half-page figure is 200 words). Submissions in French, German, Portuguese and Spanish also will be considered for peer review. Before being sent to publication all papers, abstracts and autobiographical notes must be translated into English. Please view the full submission and style guidelines here

The papers which fit the scope of the journal are analysed with an anti-plagiarism software before sent to peer review.

Submissions should be sent to the Managing Editor at the following email address: 

Joana Vieira Paulino
Email: [email protected]

Books for Review

Books for review should be sent to:

Shawn Day, Lecturer in Digital Humanities
Department Digital Humanities
37 Heytesbury Lane
D04 R6P2

E-mail: [email protected]


In order to be considered an author or co-author of an article in International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing, a person must:

1) have made substantial contributions to the work  

2) be willing to accept accountability for the work that was done and its presentation in a publication.

The contributions to the manuscript of anyone who does not meet this criteria should be listed in the acknowledgements section. For example, things like general mentoring, collecting data, acting as study coordinator or providing comments on early versions of the manuscript do not constitute authorship, but should be noted in the acknowledgements for an article.

For any other questions on authorship (or other aspects of publication ethics) please click here.

Peer Review Process

All articles accepted to be considered for possible publication are peer-reviewed through a doubly-anonymised reviewing process. All identifying marks should be removed from your submission. Do not include your name anywhere in your article (in running headers and footers, for example), and try as far as possible to remove it from your file Properties.

The review process normally takes approximately three months. Please note, manuscripts are reviewed on the understanding that they are not under submission elsewhere.


Authors will receive a pdf copy of their article and a 30-day access token to the journal online.

Open Access and Self-Archiving

All EUP journals are published on a Green Open Access basis, whereby authors are allowed to deposit a pre-publication version of their contribution on their personal or departmental web page and in their institutional repository. Authors are also permitted to deposit a pre-publication version of their contribution in a non-commercial subject repository one year following publication in print. The Version of Record of the article, as it appears in the journal following layout and proof correction, may not be deposited by authors in institutional repositories. Please visit our Copyright and Open Access Licenses page for full details of our self-archiving policy for all EUP journals.

Authors can also choose to pay a fee to make their article freely available online immediately via the EUP journals website through the Edinburgh Open scheme which provides an optional Gold Open Access route to publication in all Edinburgh University Press journals. Please visit our Open Access page for full information on the scheme.

Journal Statistics
In accordance with the requirements of Plan S, the journal publishes annual statistics on submissions and the review process. The journal statistics are as follows:

  2021 2022
Number of submissions received1 51 52
Number of reviews requested2 65 81
Number of reviews received3 35 36
Total rejections4 47 36
Number of desk rejects5 41 32
Total acceptances6 15 8
Acceptance rate7 24% 18%
Time from submission to publication8 13 months 8 months

  1. Number of new articles received by the journal in 2021
  2. Number of peer review invitation emails that were sent out in 2021
  3. Number of completed peer review reports received in 2021
  4. Total number of articles rejected (including desk rejects) in 2021 (regardless of submission date)
  5. Number of articles rejected prior to peer review in 2021
  6. Number of articles that received an 'Accept for publication' decision in 2021 (regardless of submission date)
  7. Number of acceptances, as a percentage, against the total number of final decisions in 2021
  8. 'Mean' average from submission to publication for all publications in the 2021 volume

Author Copyright Form

Prospective authors, please click here to download the author copyright form for submission with your article.

English Language Editing Service

Edinburgh University Press collaborates with Enago to provide Academic English editing and translation services to help authors get their manuscript submission-ready. A special 20% discount is available for all EUP Authors. For more information, please visit

Discounts for Authors

Journal Authors are entitled to a 40% discount on the journal issue containing their paper, all EUP books and any journal subscription. Please contact [email protected] to order books at discount and [email protected] for discounted journal subscriptions.

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