Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

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.


Section Policies


  • Indrek Jääts
  • Risto Järv
  • Helen Kästik
  • Art Leete
  • Pille Runnel
  • Taive Särg
  • Ülo Valk
  • Ergo-Hart Västrik
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Notes and Reviews

  • Helen Kästik
  • Ergo-Hart Västrik
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Peer Review Process

JEF is a peer-reviewed journal. Submitted research articles will be read by two anonymous referees. Each paper should include a self-contained abstract in English of a maximum of 150 words, summarizing the article’s main points plus 5 keywords. The first page should contain the name, affiliation and address of each author.


Publication Frequency

JEF is issued two times per year.


Open Access Policy

This 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.



The journal was established in 2007 by merging three former periodicals dedicated to the study of ethnology and folkloristics: Pro Ethnologia (19 volumes in 1993–2005), published by the Estonian National Museum, Studies in Folklore and Popular Religion (3 volumes in 1996–1999) and Studies in Folk Culture (5 volumes in 2003–2005), published by the University of Tartu (Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore and Department of Ethnology).


Submission Charges

JEF has neither article submission nor article processing charges.