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Interdisciplinary Journal of Siberian Studies

Editor: Matthew Romaniello, Weber State University

Volume 17 / 2018, 3 issues per volume (spring, summer, winter)

Subjects: Anthropology, Siberian Studies

Call for Papers: "Rhythms, Structures and Roads of Contemporary Siberia"


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Table of contents

Forthcoming Issue

Volume 17, Issue 3 (Winter 2018)

Special Issue: Indigenous Methodology in the Study of the Native Peoples of Siberia

Guest Editor: Uliana Vinokurova

Introduction: Indigenous Methodology
Uliana Vinokurova


Indigenous Peoples of Siberia and the Challenges of the Twenty-First Century
Uliana Vinokurova

The Buddhist Book Culture of the Average Person and Buryat Identity
Andrei Bazarov

The Burial Rituals of the Khakass People: Main Factors of Evolution
Larisa Anzhiganova and Margarita Archimacheva

The Pedagogy of the Sakha Heroic Epic Olonkho within the Educational Process
Ekaterina Chekhorduna, Nina Filippova, and Diana Efimova

Osuokhai, The Yakut Circle Dance
Angelina Lukina

Indigenous Methodology and Research of Tuvan Culture
Chimiza Lamazhaa

Civilian Initiatives of Indigenous Peoples in the Sphere of Language Policy
Akulina Mestnikova

Individualization and Ethnopedagogy at Small Elementary Schools as Components of Vocational Training for University Tutors
Nikolai Neustroev, Anna Neustroeva, and Tuyaara Shergina

Sacred Places in the Nenets Traditional Culture
Galina Kharyuchi


Religion and Magic in Socialist and Post-Socialist Contexts I: Historic and Ethnographic Case Studies of Orthodoxy, Heterodoxy, and Alternative Spirituality, edited by Alexandra Cotofana and James M. Nyce
Review by Anna Bara

Litsom k moriu: Pamiati Liudmily Bogoslovskoi, edited by Igor Krupnik
Review by Sveta Yamin-Pasternak

Aims & Scope

Sibirica is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal covering all aspects of the region and relations to neighboring areas, such as Central Asia, East Asia, and North America.

The journal publishes articles, research reports, conference and book reviews on history, politics, economics, geography, cultural studies, anthropology, and environmental studies. It provides a forum for scholars representing a wide variety of disciplines from around the world to present findings and discuss topics of relevance to human activities in the region or directly relevant to Siberian studies.

The editors aim to foster a scholarly discussion among people with the most varied backgrounds and points of view. Submissions are welcomed from scholars ranging from the humanities to the natural sciences. Articles that discuss other geographical areas but make direct comparisons with Siberian peoples will be considered.


Sibirica is indexed/abstracted in:

  • Abstracts in Anthropology (Baywood Publishing)
  • American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies
  • Anthropological Index (RAI)
  • Anthropological Literature (Tozzer Library – Harvard University)
  • Arctic & Antarctic Regions (Ebsco)
  • Bibliography of Asian Studies (Association for Asian Studies)
  • Bibliometric Research Indicator List (BFI)
  • Biography Index (H.W. Wilson)
  • A Current Bibliography on African Affairs (Baywood)
  • Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science)
  • Historical Abstracts (Ebsco)
  • IBR – International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature on the Humanities and Social Sciences (De Gruyter)
  • IBZ – International Bibliography of Periodical Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences (De Gruyter)
  • IBSS – International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (Proquest)
  • International Political Science Abstracts Database (OVID)
  • Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers
  • Periodicals Index Online (Proquest)
  • Scopus (Elsevier)
  • SocINDEX (Ebsco)
  • Social Sciences Index (Ebsco)
  • Social Sciences Abstracts (Ebsco)
  • Social Services Abstracts (Proquest)

Editor: Matthew Romaniello, Weber State University

Associate Editors
Dmitrii Arzyutov, KTH Royal University of Technology
Jenanne Ferguson, University of Nevada-Reno
Joachim Otto Habeck, Universität Hamburg
Ryan T. Jones, University of Oregon
John P. Ziker, Boise State University

Editorial Advisory Board
Elena B. Alekseeva, Institute of History and Archaeology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Ural Branch
David G. Anderson, University of Aberdeen
Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer, Georgetown University
Mark Bassin, Södertörn University, Sweden
Alfrid K. Bustanov, European University of St. Petersburg
Jessica Graybill, Colgate University
Peter Jordan, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Alexander D. King, Franklin & Marshall College
Kostantin Klokov, St. Petersburg State University, Russian Federation
Igor Krupnik, Smithsonian Institute
Erika Monahan, University of New Mexico
Patricia Polansky, University of Hawaii
Hiroki Takakura, Tohoku University, Sendai
Alan Wood, University of Lancaster
Andrei Znamenski, University of Memphis

Manuscript Submission

Please review the submission and style guidelines carefully before submitting.

Submissions should be prepared as Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format (rtf) files and submitted using the online submissions system:

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).

Authors interested in reviewing books, films, museum exhibits, conferences or writing review articles should contact the Reviews Editor (John Ziker) at All other editorial inquiries should go to the editor (Matthew Romaniello) at

Articles should normally be 6,000 to 10,000 words (including notes and references), although longer articles may be considered. Research reports should be 2,000 to 6,000 words, reviews should be 800 words, and discussions should be 1,000 to 5,000 words.

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Statement of Professional Integrity

Sibirica expects the highest professional integrity, including ethical responsibility in the conduct of the research itself. Authors published in Sibirica 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 every effort is made by the publishers and the editorial board to see that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinions or statements appear in this journal, they wish to make it 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 Sibirica statement of professional integrity.

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