Guidelines for Digital Humanities Submissions

We actively encourage authors to submit proposals for digital humanities articles and digital resources to be considered for publication in the journal.

To submit a digital humanities article for possible inclusion in NCAW, please refer to steps 1 and 2 of the article submission guidelinesnew-win-icon.

In addition to items a–f on the submission checklist, authors should also include:

g. a means of accessing the digital resource that will accompany the manuscript (a link, for example);

h. a two-page proposal for how the author plans to present the article and resource within the NCAW framework (technologies used, layout, etc.).

To submit a proposal for a digital humanities article for possible publication in NCAW, in addition to items g–h above, please include:

i. within item h, links to one to three existing online digital projects that resemble your proposal functionally, aesthetically, or in the technologies used, followed by several sentences explaining which elements of that project inspired, and/or will differ from, your proposed digital resource.

j. a two-page abstract detailing the scholarly content of the article, including how information gleaned from the proposed digital resource will impact the article’s interpretive claims.

k. a CV including current contact information

The Managing Editor and/or the Digital Humanities Editor will review each submission as soon as possible and forward it to one or two peer reviewers (unless they feel it has serious problems, in which case they will return it to the author before peer review).

If, after peer review, the article is accepted, the author(s) will receive comments and suggestions for changes (if any). The author(s) will also consult with the Digital Humanities Editor on the schedule and timeline for production of the article. In all cases, the Editors will attempt to inform the author(s) of the article's status within two months of receipt.

The areas of investigation in which NCAW is interested include, but are by no means limited to, the following:

Data Mining and Analysis:
Use of data analytics programs (e.g., Gephi, Network Workbench) to investigate connections among particular groups or individuals, such as artists, writers, art dealers, art markets and other networks of exchange (social networks)

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Mapping:
Use of maps in concert with data sets (e.g., depictions of sites, location of objects, paths of travel) in order to investigate and communicate change over time and space

High-Resolution imaging and dynamic image presentation:
Use of panoramic and/or high-resolution imagery to view, for example, panoramas, conservation images (x-ray, infrared reflectography), or moving images. Also articles which are accompanied by digital facsimiles of longer works, such as albums and sketchbooks, as in, for example, the Spring 13 article "'In the Park': Lewis Miller's Chronicle of American Landscape at Mid-Century."new-win-icon

View all articles in the Digital Humanities and Art History series sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon

For further information, feel free to email Managing Editor Petra Chu, petra.chu[at], and Digital Humanities Editor Elizabeth Buhe, ebuhe[at]