John Whitmer Historical Association Journal

JWHA Journal is published twice a year. There are opportunities for scholars, young and old, professional and armchair, to contribute their ideas, essays, and papers. Specific focus of interest for the Journal is Community of Christ history and culture, as well as the “divergent paths” of the movement. The editorial board welcomes your contributions. Please send an electronic copy of your paper to:

Bill Morain
Editor, John Whitmer Historical Association Journal
901 W Main St
Lamoni, IA 50140-1281

Persons interested in writing book reviews for the JWHA Journal are invited to contact:

William D. Russell
121 S. Ferguson
Graceland University
Lamoni, IA 50140

The book review editor will approach potential reviewers in many cases, but others are welcome to indicate their interest in doing a particular review. The guidelines for articles apply generally for book reviews. Please submit reviews by e-mail. Single-spaced documents are preferred.

Submissions are accepted throughout the year.

Guidelines for Journal Submissions

  • All submissions should be accompanied by author’s contact information (name, mailing and e-mail addresses, and phone number).
  • Papers must be submitted in digital (computer) format (an e-mail attachment usually works well). Files must be in Windows (not Macintosh) format, preferably in Microsoft Word. Notes should be displayed as footnotes, not endnotes.
  • Style is based on The Chicago Manual of Style, sixteenth edition (University of Chicago Press, 2010). References using this style should be complete and clear.
  • Photographs or other illustrations are appreciated. Be sure to include appropriate documentation for all photos including source and identification of whom and what are depicted.
  • Submissions will be reviewed by the JWHA Editorial Board for quality and appropriateness to our readers. Feedback to authors may be offered after review by the Editorial Board.
  • Submitting a manuscript for possible use in the John Whitmer Historical Association Journal assumes permission to publish the article. Copyrights for articles accepted for the Journal revert to the authors after publication, though JWHA claims the right to reproduce published works as part of the whole in printed or electronic formats. The Journal editorial staff reserves the right to apply minor copy editing to the manuscript but will provide an opportunity for the author’s review prior to publication.

Restoration Studies, has been combined with the JWHA Journal. It is a journal of theology, religious and cultural studies, has been published since 1980 by the Community of Christ Temple School. Beginning in 2009, JWHA and Community of Christ Seminary began joint publication of Restoration Studies. We encourage the submission of papers on theology and religious and cultural studies in the Latter Day Saint movement for publication in Restoration Studies. Please send an electronic copy of your paper to:



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