DHCommons Journal CFP for "How did they make that?" section
Call for Proposals
Deadline for Submissions – March 29, 2015 (extended)
The DHCommons Journal seeks submissions for a section dedicated to procedural descriptions of how to launch and/or maintain an exemplary aspect of a stable digital project. We encourage you to emphasize in your submission a component of the project that came out particularly well and/or represented a significant challenge (e.g. data visualization, accessibility compliance, data cleaning and preparation). Readers should be able to come away with a sense of how they could begin to tackle a similar challenge. In spirit, these submissions should be inspired by Miriam Posner’s “How did they make that?”.
The goal is to publish 1-3 procedural descriptions in each issue of DHCommons Journal. Submissions should be between 600-1000 words in length. Illustrative images are strongly encouraged. Submissions must correspond to digital projects that are publicly available. All submissions will be peer reviewed. Attempts will be made to select submissions in line with the theme of the overall issue.
Authors of accepted submissions will be asked to participate in an interview about their project that will be published alongside their piece. The interview will provide an opportunity to describe the project aspect and the project as a whole in more depth.
Your submission should address each of the points below:
- Timeframe from conception to implementation
- Technical skills needed
- Competencies needed (e.g. project management, data management, etc.)
- Infrastructure needed
- Funding needed, if any
- Pointers to resources that build required skills and competencies (e.g. relevant blog posts, Programming Historian lessons, etc.)
- First, register as an author on the DHCommons journal OpenEdition site. (Note: the default language on OpenEdition is French; you can switch to English if you prefer.
- Once you create an account, you're automatically logged in. Click on "New submission" to access the submission form.
- As part of the submission checklist, you'll need to create a profile for your project in the DHCommons project directory (this site). If you don't already have an account on dhcommons.org (separate from the journal account system), you can register here
- Once you're signed into DHCommons, you can add your project, or update an existing listing for your project.
- Continue to follow the steps laid out in the submission form. If you have a question for the editors, please email email@example.com.
Reviewers will evaluate the clarity and completeness with which authors describe their projects.
- Will the procedural description be readily accessible to readers with novice as well as advanced digital project experience?
- Does the author effectively communicate competencies and skills required to deliver the digital project?
- Does the author effectively describe the technologies underlying the digital project?
All inquiries should be directed to Section Editor, Thomas Padilla.
Thomas G. Padilla, Section Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Miriam Posner, Contributing Editor
Trip Kirkpatrick, Contributing Editor
Dean Rehberger, Contributing Editor