About the Journal

The Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics is the joint publication of the Estonian Literary Museum, the Estonian National Museum and the University of Tartu. Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics (JEF) is a multidisciplinary forum for scholars. Addressed to an international scholarly audience, JEF is open to contributions from researchers all over the world. JEF publishes articles in the research areas of ethnology, folkloristics, museology, cultural and social anthropology. It includes both studies focused on the empirical analysis of particular cases as well as those more theoretically oriented.

JEF is indexed by Sciendo (De Gruyter Open)Elsevier - SCOPUSAnthropological Index OnlineCentral and Eastern European Online Library (C.E.E.O.L.), Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), ERIH PLUSMLA Directory of Periodicals(EBSCO), International Scientific Indexing (ISI), MLA International Bibliography (EBSCO) and Open Folklore Project.

From March 31, 2016 the Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics has been published in partnership with Sciendo (De Gruyter Open), the world‘s second largest publisher of Open Access academic content, and part of the De Gruyter group which has over 260 years of publishing history. Sciendo closely cooperates with the majority of abstracting and indexing services, universities and libraries, providing a wide availability of journal‘s content and increasing its visibility. Journal‘s full-text articles, starting from issue 10, can be found on the Sciendo‘s platform.

JEF has neither article submission nor article processing charges.

Rejection Rate 69%

Plagiarism Policy

The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System’s users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.

OA statement

JEF is issued two times per year, both in print format and online. The journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. 

Review process

Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics is a peer-reviewed journal. All submissions are initially evaluated by the editors and can be desk-rejected at this stage. Submitted research articles that meet the academic and journal’s editorial standards will be read and reviewed by at least two anonymous referees. JEF is using double-blind review, meaning that the author and reviewer identities are concealed from each other throughout the process. Based on the reviewers’ written reports, the Editor-in-Chief and the Editors can accept, reject, or request minor or major modifications to the manuscript.

Copyright statement

The non-commercial use of the article will be governed by the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs license as currently displayed on http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/.  Under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs license, the users (other than authors) are free to share (copy, distribute and transmit the contribution) under the following conditions: 1. they must attribute the contribution in the manner specified by the author or licensor, 2. they may not use this contribution for commercial purposes, 3. they may not alter, transform, or build upon this work. Authors retain the following rights: 1. copyright, and other proprietary rights relating to the article, such as patent rights, 2. the right to use the substance of the article in future own works, including lectures and books, 3. the right to reproduce the article for own purposes, provided the copies are not offered for sale, 4. the right to self-archive the article.