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Supporting scholarship through text data mining

16 December 2020

RIA journals, including publications dating back to 1787, now available for text mining.

As part of our mission to support new forms of scholarship, the Royal Irish Academy is delighted to announce that all our journals including publications that date back to 1787 are available for text mining by researchers.

This is facilitated by JSTOR who accommodate text analysis and digital humanities research by providing datasets for the journals, books, research reports, and pamphlets in the digital library. JSTOR dataset services are provided at no cost to researchers and libraries

Frequently, researchers use the datasets to analyse trends in academic language, map author networks, create visualizations of datasets, and to trace concepts across disciplines and time. Supporting this work highlights the value of the publications beyond the dissemination of scholarship and can lead to the creation of new ways of exploring and discovering scholarship.

The Academy’s journals can be found on the JSTOR website and more information about JSTOR’s text mining programme is to be found here.

In addition to ameliorating access to publications via text mining, the Digital Repository of Ireland, headquartered at the Royal Irish Academy, provides archiving, preservation and access to FAIR data in the arts, humanities and social sciences. DRI also contributes widely to policy formation in the area of FAIR data management, via Ireland's National Open Research Forum, through European Expert Groups, and working groups of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). Visit

The Royal Irish Academy also contributes to the development of Open Research via the ALLEA taskforce on Open Science, and ALLEA's e-humanities working group, which is turning its attention in 2021 to new genres of (open) scholarship in the humanities. Visit

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