Who we are
International Maritime Economic History Association
International Journal of Maritime History
Research in Maritime History
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NF
Canada A1C 5S7
Telephone: (709) 864-2602
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Who We Are

Since 1989, the International Journal of Maritime History and the accompanying publications in the series Research in Maritime History have been published for the International Maritime Economic History Association (IMEHA) by Maritime History Publications, established in 1989 and operating out of Memorial University of Newfoundland. From the start, the IJMH was issued twice a year, together with two or even three volumes of RIMH. This is about to change in a significant way.

First of all, the editorial office of the International Journal of Maritime History is moving from St John's Newfoundland to the University of Hull, UK. Moreover, beginning with the first issue in 2014, the IJMH will become a quarterly, and published in the UK by SAGE Publishers. Thirdly, subscribers will also receive two book-length SUPPLEMENTS as part of their subscription. However, the series Research in Maritime History will no longer be included in the subscription. Instead, the IMEHA is negotiating with several publishers to continue the Research in Maritime History series as a "stand-alone" set of volumes. We will inform our subscribers about this once these negotiations are finalized.

Papers to be considered for publication in the IJMH should now be submitted directly by email to the new editor-in-chief, David J. Starkey. Or you can use the electronic submission service provided by SAGE Publishers, where further information on the Journal can be found. Proposals for the supplement volumes should be directed to Lewis R. Fischer, who will be responsible for editing this series.

The scope of the International Journal of Maritime History remains unchanged. It will continue to be a fully refereed publication, one that is rated highly in several international indices. It addresses the maritime dimensions of economic, social, cultural, and environmental history. Truly international in scope, the IJMH publishes studies of a multi-disciplinary nature on a broad range of maritime historical themes, including shipping, shipbuilding, seafaring, ports, resorts and other coastal communities, sea-borne trade, fishing, environment and the culture of the sea.

A subscription to the IJMH and the book-length supplements is included with membership in the IMEHA (individual rate, 55). The IMEHA also sponsors conferences and provides assistance for the study of maritime history.
The most recent major conference was the 6th International Congress of Maritime History, held in Ghent, Belgium in July 2012. The 7th ICMH will be held  in Perth, Western Australia from Monday, June 27 to Friday, July 1, 2016. The theme for the conference is "Old Worlds, New Worlds? Emerging themes in maritime history".  A few additional details are provided in the initial announcement. If you would like to be added to the mailing list for future conference information please send an email to: . Further information will be posted as it becomes available.

Last updated: September 19, 2013