Professor Cheryl S. McWatters, the Father Edgar Thivierge Chair in Business History at the University of Ottawa/ Telfer School has been appointed editor of Accounting History Review, the leading journal in the history of accounting. Professor McWatters is a long-time member of the journal's editorial board. She becomes the first woman editor as well as the first non-U.K.-based editor at Accounting History Review since the journal's inception.

Accounting History Review is an international forum to investigate and explore the history of accounting across space and time, including the interface of accounting with other management technologies. The journal is cross-disciplinary in nature, encouraging submissions by scholars from a wide variety of subject areas, theoretical persuasions, and methodological traditions. The journal’s editorial board reflects this disciplinary and geographic scope and includes top scholars and journal editors from accounting and cognate disciplines. 

Cheryl McWatters, CMA, Ph.D. is active in a number of international research organizations in accounting, management and economic history, as well as serving as ad hoc reviewer for a wide variety of journals and conferences in these areas. She is an associate editor of Accounting Perspectives and a member of the editorial boards of Journal of Operations Management and Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal.  She previously was the associate editor and Interfaces editor of the Accounting Historians Journal and remains a member of its editorial board.

An official announcement by the publisher, Routledge, is posted online here.