Call for Papers: Journal of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada

The Journal of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada is a bilingual refereed publication whose scope encompasses the entire spectrum of Canadian architecture from all historical periods and all cultural traditions. In addition to historical, cultural and aesthetic inquiries, the Journal also welcomes articles dealing with theoretical and historiographical issues generally relevant to the study of Canadian architecture and architectural practice. Discussions of current methodological issues, for example, fall within the scope of the Journal, as do critical issues of preservation and restoration.

Articles should be original and provide a new contribution to scholarship, whether they are mainly factual and documentary or whether they develop a new interpretation on a specific theme. It is the aim of the Journal to forward the understanding of Canadian architecture in as many ways as possible.

Authors should send a copy of their manuscript, prepared according to the guidelines of the Journal. Although articles in the “Analyses” section usually comprise 7,000 words and 15 to 20 illustrations, shorter or longer articles may be considered for the other sections: “Essays” can comprise 2,500 to 3,500 words and five to 10 illustrations.

Reports may vary in length as they are preferably published integrally. The necessary permission to publish must have been secured from the organization for which reports were intended.

Authors must submit their article on an electronic medium or by email. Illustrations should accompany the manuscript. These consist of photographic prints, slides or, preferably, digital files (360 dpi, 4” x 6” minimum, TIFF or EPS format), on CD-ROM.

Photocopies or facsimiles are acceptable only for line drawings. It is the responsibility of the author to obtain the required reproduction authorizations for the illustrations and to pay copyright fees when necessary. SSAC and the editor of the Journal decline responsibility in that matter. All illustrations should have captions, including, where applicable, subject, date, and name of architect, author or source. Illustrations will be returned to authors.

All manuscripts are submitted for review to the SSACʼs Editorial Review Panel who report to the editor. The editor informs authors of the decision, no later than sixty days after initial submission; the editor also ensures that the requested modifications have been made before the final acceptance and proposition of the publication date. Authors will receive three copies of the issue in which their article is published.

Submissions to the Journal are encouraged and welcomed from SSAC members and non-members alike. Please send proposed articles, relevant to the study of Canadian architecture, by no later than September 1, 2016, to:

Jessica Mace, Editor in Chief


Mailing address:
Canada Research Chair in Urban Heritage
Université du Québec à Montréal,
CP 8888, Succ. Centre-ville
Montreal, QC H3C 3P8

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