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Acadiensis cover.jpg
Discipline Canadian studies
Language English, French
Edited by Suzanne Morton, Andrew Nurse
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Biannual
Standard abbreviations
ISSN 0044-5851
LCCN 92641132
JSTOR acadiensis
OCLC no. 316257829
  • Journal homepage
  • Online access (1971–present)

Acadiensis: Journal of the History of the Atlantic Region (fr: Acadiensis: Revue d'histoire de la région Atlantique) is a semi-annual peer-reviewed academic journal covering the history of Atlantic Canada.The current editors-in-chief are Suzanne Morton (McGill University) and Andrew Nurse (Mount Allison University). It is published by the Department of History at the University of New Brunswick, with articles in either English or French. The name Acadiensis originated with an earlier periodical with the same name, a general interest quarterly magazine for the Maritime provinces, with an emphasis on local history. It was published in Saint John, New Brunswick by David Russell Jack from 1901 to 1908 but failed due to insufficient financial support.[1]

Acadiensis was awarded the Clio Prize of the Canadian Historical Association in 1979 for its promotion of regional history.[2] The journal has sponsored the biennial Atlantic Canada Studies Conference since 1974 and awards an annual David Alexander Prize for the best undergraduate essay on Atlantic Canada history.[3] A weekly blog, edited by Corey Slumkoski (Mount Saint Vincent University), publishes current commentaries.[4] A related organization, Acadiensis Press, was established in 1980 to publish books, mainly scholarly editions of documents and thematic collections of essays.[5]

Longterm citation data for Acadiensis reported by Scopus in 2017 rated the journal in the 68th percentile and ranked it 303 in a list of 983 history journals.[6]

Abstracting and indexing

The journal offers access to its own indexes.[7] It is also indexed and/or abstracted or aggregated in the following bibliographic databases:


  1. ^ Buckner, P. A. (Autumn 1971). "Acadiensis II". Acadiensis. 1 (1): 3–9. JSTOR 30302506.
  2. ^ "The Clio Prizes". Canadian Historical Association. Retrieved 2018-09-02.
  3. ^ "David Alexander Prize". Acadiensis. Retrieved 2018-09-02.
  4. ^ "Acadiensis Blog". Wordpress. Retrieved 2018-09-02.
  5. ^ "Acadiensis Press: Books Available". UNB Libraries. Retrieved 2018-09-02.
  6. ^ "Scopus CiteScore metrics for journals and serials". Retrieved 2018-09-03.
  7. ^ "Acadiensis". UNB Libraries. Retrieved 2018-09-02.

Further reading

  • Frank, David (1999). "Acadiensis, 1901-1999". Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, Toronto. A retrospective presentation on the journal. Also published as Frank, David (2000). "Acadiensis, 1901 and 1999". Canadian Review of American Studies. 30 (3): 365–380. doi:10.3138/CRAS-s030-03-07.
  • "FORUM: Back to the Future: The New History of Atlantic Canada". Acadiensis. 30 (1). Autumn 2000. JSTOR i30303147. A special issue on the development of Atlantic Canada studies from the 1970s to 2000s, including the impact of Acadiensis.

External links

  • Official website
  • Selected volumes of the early Acadiensis (1901–08) are available at An index to this earlier periodical was published as Cooke, Dorothy (1983). An index to Acadiensis, 1901-1908. Halifax: Dalhousie University Libraries and Dalhousie University School of Library. ISBN 978-0770301712.
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