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A certification model for digital scholarly editions: Towards peer review-based data journals in the humanities

Abstract : Digital Scholarly Editions still lack recognition in most of Humanities fields. Although they are used by scholars as well as students, quoting from them often remains frowned upon in Academic contexts. Instead of being recognized as the full-fleshed publication that they really are, Digital Scholarly Editions are still not considered as scholarly achievements. The certification model presented in this paper aims at breaking this code of silence by labelling digital resources according to their technical and scholarly quality on the basis of a stable peer-review model. It relates to the R-I-D-E reviewing ( as well as to the MLA’s recommendations (see White Paper: and intends to promote Digital Scholarly Editions as a scholarly achievement. This initiative goes one step further than the above mentioned review mechanisms by establishing a model of data journal based on the episciences platform ( This allows on the one hand to enrich the original data through the peer review, but also to iterate the reviewing when improvements have been made to the digital resource. This paper argues that digital scholarly editions are the one domain in which international expertise and networks (among which the DiXit network) are offering the optimal conditions of realization for such a data journal.
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Anne Baillot. A certification model for digital scholarly editions: Towards peer review-based data journals in the humanities. Digital Scholarly Editing: Theory, Practice, Methods, Université d'Anvers, Oct 2016, Anvers, Belgium. ⟨halshs-01392880⟩



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