Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The IJDC publishes peer-reviewed papers, articles and editorials on digital curation, research data management and related issues. Peer-reviewed papers cover original research supported by significant evidence.

Papers address policy, strategic, operational, experimental, infrastructural, or tool-based aspects of digital data and other objects of value to research, cultural heritage or society. General articles are descriptive of some relevant event, activity, research project in progress, or approach. They may present a proposal for an architecture, an implementation, a service, or a project, for example. General articles may also be opinion pieces, reviews, or surveys of existing work in some particular area.

The journal is published in electronic form on a rolling basis, with content collected into two issues a year. IJDC is published by the University of Edinburgh for the Digital Curation Centre.


Section Policies


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Papers (Peer-reviewed)

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Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The IJDC operates a double-blind peer-review process, which means that reviewers are not made aware of the identities of authors and vice versa.

Reviewers are asked to judge submissions based on their potential impact and contribution to the field, and their clarity of content and structure.

The time taken to review a submission varies according to a number of factors, but the journal aims to complete peer reviews within six months.


Publication Frequency

IJDC is published two times a year.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.