About the Journal

Ethnologia Scandinavica publishes peer reviewed articles in English based on all ethnographical branches of material and social culture. In addition, reviews, biographical notes and reports reflect ethnological contributions and activities in the Nordic countries. The publication profile is ethnological and ethnographic.

The journal welcomes traditional articles presenting investigations, cultural analyses and their results, and methodological and theoretical articles. The aim of the journal is to mirror what is going on in the Nordic ethnological research field as well as to be part of its development. Although Ethnologia Scandinavica collects articles, reviews and biographical notes from all Nordic countries, its impact is not restricted to these countries. The journal is read in the Nordic countries as well as in other parts of Europe and the rest of the world. It provides a clear vision of what is going on in the Nordic ethnographic, ethnological culture analytical research field.

The aim of Ethnologia Scandinavica is to reflect and develop the ethnological and folkloristic research field in the Nordic countries. As such, the journal has been, and continues to be, an important part of the Nordic ethnological research field and environment.

The journal’s editorial activities include participation from all Nordic universities and their major departments in which ethnological and folkloristic scholars are active. The composition of the Ethnologia Scandinavica editorial board ensures that the journal’s readers gain access to research from all the key scholarly environments in the Nordic countries.

Target audience

The target groups for Ethnologia Scandinavica are primarily scholars in the ethnological and cultural analytical field. But the journal finds its readers also outside this field, partly depending on the empirical theme in each article. The articles are used for development of research but also for educational purposes.

One volume of Ethnologia Scandinavica comprises approx. 256 pages, published in one annual issue.

Peer review

Manuscripts are given a preliminary reading and review from the members of the editorial board and the editor in chief. A preliminary assessment is made by the editor in chief. If the manuscript is deemed to have potential to be developed into an article, it is sent for peer review to two independent and anonymous reviewers.

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