INTRODUCING: First Person/Première Personne: The Online Journal of the Champlain Society
CALL FOR PAPERS
First Person – Première Personne: The Online Journal of the Champlain Society
Since 1905, the Champlain Society has provided an accessible means to view transcribed primary sources with insightful annotations and scholarly commentary. This year the Society is proud to announce its first scholarly peer-reviewed journal. The first issue is scheduled for Spring 2012.
First Person – Première Personne will follow the format of the successful annual volumes published by the Champlain Society. The journal will present historical documents that are transcribed, annotated and prefaced with an introduction that offers the greater context in which the primary sources were created.
Unlike the annual volume, First Person – Première Personne will focus on small sets of documents such as single letters or brief exchanges of correspondence as well as archival film, sound, photography and documentary art. The annotation and analysis of these sources are to be equally economical, not exceeding 5 000 words in length. Potential submissions may feature primary sources in any language (with translations into either English or French). Annotations and analysis may be written in either English or French. Sources can pertain to any time period in the history of Canada (including British North America and French America). All sources need to be free of copyright and donor or institutional restrictions prior to publication.
The journal will be entirely online (although a paper version will not be produced, the digital pages will be formatted so they can be printed easily.) Similar to a paper-based publication, edited documents will be fixed online and will not be altered or amended. Furthermore, all submissions to the journal will be peer-reviewed to ensure the accuracy of the documents and the integrity of their analysis.
Whether you are a graduate student, seasoned scholar, archivist, genealogist or independent researcher First Person– Première Personne is the ideal spot to publish and interpret unique primary sources.
For further information on the journal, its scope, and required styles and formatting, please see the First Person — Première Personne website:
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