The Queen's Quarterly was founded in 1893 by Principal George Monro Grant, a fierce nationalist who wanted to extend Queen's national outreach and bring scholarship to the general public, as well as several others, including Sir Sandford Fleming and John Watson. This scholarly review of general interest is the oldest academic journal in Canada. The McGill-Queen's Press, the second largest academic press in Canada after the University of Toronto Press, was founded as McGill University Press in 1960 as the only English-language scholarly press east of Toronto. In 1969, Queen's accepted an invitation to become a partner and share costs. The press was on the verge of financial collapse in 1980, but survived by moving faculty members into editorial positions and temporarily reducing its size. Editorial decisions are made jointly at Queen's and McGill.
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