Journal of the Canadian Historical Association Revue de la Société historique du Canada  

Managing editor(s): Sandy Barron (Carleton University) / Editor(s): Mairi Cowan (University of Toronto) (Rédactrice en chef), Benjamin Bryce (University of British Columbia) (Coéditeur), Nicole Neatby (St. Mary's University) (Coéditrice), Barrington Walker (University of Waterloo) (Coéditeur)

Journal preceded by Report of the Annual Meeting / Rapports annuels de la Société historique du Canada



Founded in 1922 as the Report of the Annual Meeting (from 1966-1989 under the title Historical Papers) the Journal of the Canadian Historical Association / Revue de la Société historique du Canada publishes papers in any field that opens up new avenues of historical enquiry, explores a subject previously treated in a fresh and promising fashion, and/or employs a method or approach of interest to historians working outside the narrow specialization of the paper in question.

Many of the submissions come from university-based historians, but government and private sector historians and independent scholars are also encouraged to participate. The Journal is particularly committed to encouraging the work of young scholars.



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  • America: History and Life


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Editorial policy and ethics

Editorial Policy

The editorial policy of the Journal of the Canadian Historical Association (JCHA) is to publish the best papers presented to the Editorial Board for consideration, in any field of history and in either official language. The Board seeks innovative contributions that open new avenues of research, place a familiar subject in a new perspective or use innovative methodology or theory that could interest those engaged in historical and interdisciplinary research.

The JCHA appears twice a year. The first issue is a print and online issue. The second is published on the Internet only and is devoted especially to thematic topics, transnational histories, and historiographical topics. A refereed journal, the JCHA publishes work by academic and independent scholars as well as by historians working in the public service or the private sector.

Instruction pour les auteurs

Throughout its history, the Journal has had a continuous objective: to publish the best article-length works of original historical scholarship arising out of the annual conference of the Canadian Historical Association and made available to its editorial board. The Editors will also accept submissions that were not presented at the CHA Annual Meeting. At the end of the initial review by the editorial board, the articles are subjected to peer review. To this end, the board has sought out and published papers in all fields of history, in French and in English, and representing all approaches to the discipline.

Articles for publications can be submitted on the journal's website at

Editorial board

Editorial Team

Mairi Cowan, University of Toronto

Barrington Walker, Wilfrid Laurier University (2018-2021)
Benjamin Bryce, University of British Columbia (2019-2022)
Nicole Neatby, St. Mary's University (2020-2023)

Managing Editor
Sandy Barron

Editorial Assistant
Emma Awe

Editorial Committee

Dominique Clément, University of Alberta
Andrea McKenzie, University of Victoria

Donald Fyson, Université Laval
Laila Haidarali, Queen’s University
Laura Ishiguro, University of British Columbia
Sharon Wall, University of Winnipeg

Jeff Brison, Queen's University
Marc Saurette, Carleton University
Jean-François Lozier, University of Ottawa
Robert Englebert, University of Saskatchewan
Janay Nugent, Lethbridge University