***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Dear Colleagues, The journal Social Sciences (ISSN 2076-0760; index by *Scopus*) is currently running a Special Issue entitled "Big Data and the Human and Social Sciences". Dr. Ivo Veiga, Dr. Ana Paula Pires and Dr. Inês Queiroz from Nova University of Lisbon (Portugal) are serving as Guest Editors for this issue. From our perspective, sociologists, historians, political scientists, economists, philosophers and anthropologists are well placed to deal with the big data movement. At the present time, social and human scientists have at their disposal a wide volume and variety of data, including massively-growing public archival data. This allows to extend the geographical and longitudinal scope of analyses on a new scale. However, first and foremost it gives social and human scientists the opportunity to show their strong competence on contextual knowledge, the capacity to historically situate objects of analyses and discuss meanings and vast textual corpora. Still, the strategies for storing and analyzing such data are complex and not without difficulties.[...] For further reading, please follow the link to the Special Issue Website at: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.mdpi.com_journal_socsci_special-5Fissues_Big-5FData-5FHuman-5Fand-5FSocial-5FSciences&d=DwIFaQ&c=pZJPUDQ3SB9JplYbifm4nt2lEVG5pWx2KikqINpWlZM&r=uXI5O6HThk1ULkPyaT6h2Ws3RKNKSY__GQ4DuS9UHhs&m=nhgN93j7YHKzMRaDdEa6lZnsZ7VxuBI0B_I2GtX_W-s&s=8QwobjFy9kyubUryAC5rHx9jR61e4AXqc8Xc4Ev1-MY&e= The submission deadline is *31 October 2018*. You may send your manuscript now or up until the deadline. Submitted papers should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. We also encourage authors to send a short abstract or tentative title to the Guest Editor, Dr. Ivo Veiga ([log in to unmask]) or the Editorial Office in the email ([log in to unmask]) in advance. Social Sciences is fully open access. Open access (unlimited and free access by readers) increases publicity and promotes more frequent citations, as indicated by several studies. *No publication fee is required* For further details on the submission process, please see the instructions for authors at the journal website: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.mdpi.com_journal_socsci_instructions&d=DwIFaQ&c=pZJPUDQ3SB9JplYbifm4nt2lEVG5pWx2KikqINpWlZM&r=uXI5O6HThk1ULkPyaT6h2Ws3RKNKSY__GQ4DuS9UHhs&m=nhgN93j7YHKzMRaDdEa6lZnsZ7VxuBI0B_I2GtX_W-s&s=Jnc3gkVxz7oif691NM5dYbITM5pHfcl3-Qp752BQu7U&e=. We look forward to hearing from you. On behalf of the Guest Editors Dr. Ivo Veiga Dr. Ana Paula Pires Dr. Inês Queiroz Kind regards, Siyang Liu Managing Editor Email: [log in to unmask] Ivo Veiga PhD, University College London _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.