In addition to the aims of every review journal – evaluation and criticism by academic peers – RIDE aims to facilitate students and scholars in the field of Digital Humanities with empirical data regarding digital editions and related projects. To this end, we gather information about every reviewed project in a formal questionnaire, differentiating between different types of digital resources:

For each review, the results are captured in the header of its TEI encoded XML file.

We’ve created a few charts from the data of the issues on scholarly editions and text collections published so far which can be used to gain insight into, e.g., the development of digital editions or the use of certain features, for instance the employment of TEI, licenses, resolving mechanisms, etc. Still, due to the small sample on which we can rely at the moment these should be taken with a pinch of salt.


The TEI-XML file of each review can be downloaded on its HTML page on this website (see the download-link is in the right sidebar of the review page).

Furthermore, the data (TEI and image files) of individual reviews as well as of entire RIDE issues can be downloaded at the IDE’s GitHub respository.

A summary of the data gathered in the questionnaires for all the reviews is also available on GitHub (in CSV and XML format).



Published: Jul 2020