Ethnologia Europaea

Patrick Laviolette, Masaryk University, Czechia
Alexandra Schwell, University of Klagenfurt, Austria

Subjects: Anthropology, Cultural Studies, European Studies

SIEF logoThe journal for the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore.


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Aims & Scope

Ethnologia Europaea is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal focusing on European cultures and societies, past and present. The journal was first published in 1967, and since then it has acquired a position as the international flagship journal within European Ethnology and related fields. It carries material of great interest for European ethnologists, cultural anthropologists and scholars of folklore, as well as cultural historians and cultural studies scholars worldwide.

Associated with the principal international society in the field, International Society for Ethnology and Folklore (SIEF), the journal is A-ranked according to the European Science Foundation journal evaluation (ERIH+) and a level 2 (top-level) journal, according to the Norwegian model.

The journal is published biannually, usually with one open issue and one thematic issue. Each manuscript is evaluated by a double-blind peer review, including those submitted together as a 'special issue'.

The journal is edited by joint editors-in-chief Alexandra Schwell and Patrick Laviolette.

Ethnologia Europaea is supported by the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore (SIEF). In compliance with the ERIH+ criteria, all contributions published in Ethnologia Europaea are given an abstract in English as well as an author biography, including affiliation and contact information.


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Patrick Laviolette, Masaryk University, Czechia
Alexandra Schwell, University of Klagenfurt, Austria

Ethnographic Snapshot Editor
Agnieszka Pasieka, Yale University, USA

Editorial Board
Synnove Bendixsen, University of Bergen, Norway
Beate Binder, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
Coppélie Cocq, University of Helsinki, Finland
Marion Demossie, University of Southampton, UK
Laurent Fournier, University Côte d'Azur, Nice, France
Sigurjón Hafsteinsson, University of Iceland, Iceland
Renata Hryciuk, University of Warsaw, Poland
Kyrre Kverndokk, University of Bergen, Norway
Silke Meyer, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Tom O'Dell, Lund University, Sweden
Sanja Potkonjak, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Carina Ren, University Copenhagen, Denmark
Dani Schrire, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Alessandro Testa, Charles University, Czechia
Nikolai Vukov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Maria Zackariasson, Södertörn University, Sweden


Manuscript Submission

Please carefully review the contributor submission and style guide PDF before submitting.

Please submit articles, reviews, and other contributions as Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format (rtf) files through the online submissions system at

Authors must register with the journal on the submission website prior to submitting, or, if already registered, they can simply log in. On registering as an Author, authors have the option of also registering as a Reviewer (to be called upon to undertake peer reviews of other submissions).

Full articles (max. 8000 words) and 'Ethnographic snapshots' (max. 2000 words). To be published, all manuscripts need to be firmly anchored in the theoretical concepts and methodologies of ethnology, cultural anthropology and folklore studies. This includes for instance ethnography, narrative, textual and media analysis, historical anthropology and ethnology, but precludes manuscripts that draw their data solely from surveys, questionnaires, and quantitative data

Please note that manuscripts judged to be suitable for articles in Ethnologia Europaea will undergo at least 2 double-blind peer reviews. After that, reviews will be discussed by the journal editors and sent to you. After authors resubmit their revised versions to the journal platform, the journal editors will give their own round of comments and suggested changes, and authors will be asked to make a second round of revisions (to then be resubmitted to the journal platform).

Manuscripts judged to be suitable as Ethnographic Snapshots will undergo 1 double-blind review.

See Instructions for Book Reviewers here.

Instructions for Authors

Please ensure that you adhere to the following guidelines when preparing your manuscript. Failure to do so may delay the processing of your submission. Please avoid formatting the text too much, hidden formatting can cause problems in production.

Research article submissions should be a maximum of 8,000 words in length, including endnotes and bibliography. It should include a title, subtitle, and headings within the text.

Ethnographic Snapshots submissions should be a maximum of 2000 words in length.

Abstract and Keywords

The abstract should be between 100 and 125 words in length. It should outline the research question and/or main arguments, mention methods and/or sources, and briefly summarize conclusions. Please list five keywords after the abstract.

Author Bio

Please state your academic title(s), current position, institutional affiliation, email address, and some information about research interests and/or a recent publication.

Guidelines for Special Issues

Proposal: Please email your proposal (Alexandra Schwell: and Patrick Laviolette for a special issue to the journal editors for evaluation. Your proposal should include:

  • A tentative title for the special issue
  • An outline of not more than one page summarizing the focus
  • Titles and abstracts of up to five articles, including the special issue introduction.

After acceptance: If your special issue proposal is accepted, please note that it is the special issue editors’ responsibility to find and select authors and to communicate with them regarding deadlines, timelines, revisions, and return of proofs. Before submitting the special issue to EE and starting the peer review process, special issue editors should take at least one round of detailed editing of all contributions to make sure that they contribute to, complement, deepen, add to, or in other ways develop the special issue theme in important ways. Only those papers that seem most likely to meet the editorial criteria of the journal should be submitted. Special issue editors are responsible for their special issue's quality and timely editing. Authors must be aware that the EE criteria of quality, originality, and significance, as stated in the Author Guidelines, apply to articles in special issues as well. Special issue editors are expected to check and ensure that the format of the articles adheres to EE guidelines and that all in-text references and reference lists at the ends of articles are complete. Please take the length of articles into consideration; the maximum limit for EE contributions is 8,000 words. Please make sure that all authors follow the author guidelines. The Ethnologia Europaea journal editors will make the final decision of acceptance of the articles. It is essential to inform all contributors that the peer review process might result in evaluations that eventually lead to a rejection of their contribution. Being part of a special issue submission does not guarantee publication.

Preparation of manuscripts before double-blind peer review: All authors in the special issue must follow the Author Guidelines in preparing their article manuscripts. Please ensure that authors have anonymised their manuscripts before submission. Manuscripts that have not been anonymised will not be accepted for peer review.

Submission:All submissions need to be made through the submission portal of our journal platform. Please see the link ‘Instructions for submission’ in Author Guidelines.

Please make sure to submit

  • An abstract
  • Keywords
  • One anonymised version
  • One version with author, affiliation, email
  • A short bio

Peer review process: All submissions will be double-blind peer-reviewed by active researchers. Special issue editors need to provide a list of at least three potential reviewers for each article. Journal editors reserve the right to reject manuscripts that do not meet EE’s criteria without sending them for formal review. The journal editors will send the manuscripts to peer-reviewers through the journal platform. The revision process will occur through the journal’s publication platform and by email. After receiving the reviews, the journal editors will add their editorial comments and send them to the authors, cc’ing the special issue editors. The special issue editors must handle the revision process in close cooperation with the authors (advising, reading the results, and advising again, etc.). They should also remind the authors to cc them in any communication with the journal editors. When submitting their revision, authors have to provide a cover letter to the journal editors in which they address how they have revised their articles point by point according to the reviewers’ comments.

Preparation of the manuscript for copy-editing and proofreading: Special issue editors need to check the formatting and references of all articles in their special issue. They will ensure that all references cited in the text are listed in the bibliography and vice versa. They will also ensure the references are complete and follow Ethnologia Europaea guidelines. Based on this revision and checking process, journal editors make the final decision on whether or not to accept the final manuscripts for publication.

Proofreading and language check: Please note that all authors are expected to have their accepted, final text proofread by a native speaker at their own expense – this should be after the text has gone through the peer review process and has been accepted for publication. This proofreading should be completed, and the article should be resubmitted to the journal editors by the issue deadline set by the journal editors.

Ethics Statement
Authors published in Ethnologia Europaea (EE) certify that their works are original and their own. The editors certify that all materials, with the possible exception of editorial introductions, book reviews, and some types of commentary, have been subjected to double-blind peer review by qualified scholars in the field. While the publishers and the editorial board make every effort to see that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinions or statements appear in this journal, they wish to make clear that the data and opinions appearing in the articles herein are the sole responsibility of the contributor concerned. For a more detailed explanation concerning these qualifications and responsibilities, please see the complete EE Ethics Statement.

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In 2024, Ethnologia Europaea joined the Berghahn Open Anthro subscribe-to-open initiative. Launched in 2020, BOA-S2O has successfully converted a collection of 16 anthropology journals to full Open Access using S2O as its equitable and sustainable model of choice.