About

Histoire sociale / Social History is a leading publication of socio-historical research internationally. The journal is interested in all types of social phenomena, whether cultural, political, economic, or demographic, without methodological, temporal, or geographic restrictions.

On this website, you will find our open-access content. Issues from the past 12 months will only be available to Histoire sociale / Social History subscribers on Project Muse, on this website, and in hard copy.

Journal History

Founded in 1968, Histoire sociale / Social History has become a leading publication of socio-historical research. The journal includes articles, research notes, book reviews, and other submissions that contribute to social history in Canada and abroad. The journal is interested in all types of social phenomena, whether cultural, political, economic, or demographic, without methodological, temporal, or geographic restrictions. The journal gives priority to studies that explicitly integrate different sub-fields of social history and are innovative in sources, method, or interpretation.

In past years, Histoire sociale / Social History has published special issues focused on specific topics such as “Spectacle, Monument, and Memory” (no. 58, Nov. 1996), “Social History and Postmodern and Poscolonial Theory” (no. 65, May 2000), “Women and Business in 18th and 19th Century Western Europe” (no. 68, November 2001), “National identities” (no. 77, May 2006), “Women and Emigration to North America” (no. 80, November 2007), “Deinstitutionalization in Canada” (no. 88, November 2011), and “Global Football” (no. 90, November 2012). These special issues are designed to complement our regular publication of submissions by Canadian and foreign scholars. The journal also contains a lengthy section of book reviews that provides a critical look at the most recent sociohistorical productions.

Founded by historians from the University of Ottawa and Carleton University, Histoire sociale / Social History benefits today from the collaboration of colleagues from the University of Ottawa and York University. The journal is published twice yearly, in May and November, with the financial assistance of the University of Ottawa, York University, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Editorial Board

Codirectors

  • Serge Durflinger, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Carolyn Podruchny, York University, Canada

Editors

  • Magda Fahrni, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
  • Michele A. Johnson, York University, Canada
  • Jennifer A. Stephen, York University, Canada

Book Review Editors

  • Forrest Pass, City of Ottawa Museums, Canada
  • Jean-François Lozier, University of Ottawa, Canada

Treasurer

  • Béatrice Craig, University of Ottawa, Canada

Advisory Committee

  • Marie-Pierre Arrizabalaga, Université de Cergy-Pontoise, France
  • Marise Bachand, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada
  • Louise Bienvenue, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
  • Keith Thor Carlson, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Colin M. Coates, York University, Canada
  • Gordon Darroch, York University, Canada
  • Audra A. Diptée, Carleton University, Canada
  • Gerhard Ens, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Karen Flynn, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, United States
  • Jean-Philippe Garneau, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
  • Brian Gettler, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Steven High, Concordia University, Canada
  • Dirk Hoerder, Universität Salzburg, Austria
  • Ollivier Hubert, Université de Montréal, Canada
  • Serge Jaumain, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Sonya Lipsett-Rivera, Carleton University, Canada
  • Royden Loewen, University of Winnipeg, Canada
  • Mary Jane Logan McCallum, University of Winnipeg, Canada
  • Jeffrey L. McNairn, Queen’s University, Canada
  • Mercedes Pricto, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Ecuador
  • John G. Reid, Saint Mary’s University, Canada
  • Anthony Steinhoff, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
  • Shurlee Swain, Australian Catholic University, Australia
  • Laurent Turcot, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Managing Editor

  • Emmanuel Hogg, PhD

Assistant

  • Danika Gourgon

Intern

  • Alex Verret

Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Social History publishes articles, research notes, book reviews, and other submissions that contribute to social history in Canada and elsewhere. The journal is interested in all types of social phenomena, whether cultural, political, economic, or demographic, without methodological, temporal, or geographic restrictions. The journal gives priority to studies that explicitly integrate different sub-fields of social history and are innovative in source, method, or interpretation. The content of articles and book reviews is the responsibility of the authors alone.

Peer Review Process

The submission will be transmitted to the co-editors to assess whether it meets the aims and scope of the journal and is deemed to merit being sent out for peer review. All articles are reviewed by at least two external readers; research notes are reviewed by at least one external reader. The review process is conducted entirely anonymously, whereby neither the authors nor the reviewers should know one another’s identities. This process takes on average four months to complete.

Author Self-Archiving

Authors are asked not to deposit any content published by Histoire sociale / Social History in institutional repositories. Rather, they are asked to link to the journal’s Open Access material on the OJS website. 

Delayed Open Access

The contents of this journal will be available in an open access format 12 months after an issue is published.

Review Guidelines

Submissions are evaluated on the following criteria: 

  • The quality and originality of the research and arguments (content);
  • The quality of the presentation and writing (form);
  • The suitability of the submission for publication in Histoire sociale / Social History.

Sponsorships

Publisher

Les Publications Histoire sociale / Social History Inc.

Sources of Support