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DHN/W Editorial Principles

The founding principles for DHN/W editorial oversight are openness of scholarly exchange, adhering to principles of equity and diversity, and maintaining an atmosphere of respect, leading ideally toward possibilities for collaborative thinking and action. Some copy-editing may occur and the editor may reject (or ask for revisions to) a response or statement that is not compatible with DHN/W principles, as articulated below. No changes will be made to any document without the permission of the author.


  1. must be written in a language of inclusion and respect in relation to communities of color, LGBTQ, and physical accessibility; racist and other bigoted tropes are unacceptable.
  2. should implicitly or explicitly invite robust discussion—that is, this is not a site for manifestos as such.
  3. should be original work, not published elsewhere on the internet or in print, and written in accessible prose
  4. will ideally encourage new or further participation on the part of scholars who are not (yet) strongly engaged in DH work or who have felt marginalized in relation to DH technologies, publication, or general leadership.
  5. may, where appropriate, cite scholarship or proposals for studies leading in new DH directions or describe practices on a contributor’s own site as a potential model for others.
  6. no statement should exceed 1000 words, and we assume most will be shorter

First submissions should be accompanied by a brief biographical note about the author—not to exceed 100 words and including:

  • institutional affiliation (if relevant)
  • title or position
  • other biographical information relevant to the DHN/W, e.g., DH activity or publication

Please be aware that posts to DHN/W are publicly accessible and should not contain personal or private information that might be used to target or harass.