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Our journal: Folklore

A fully peer-reviewed international journal of folklore and folkloristics, in printed and digital format

Aims and scope

  • Folklore is one of the earliest English-language journals in the field of folkloristics, first published as Folk-Lore Record in 1878.
  • Folklore publishes ethnographical and analytical essays on vernacular culture worldwide, specializing in traditional language, narrative, music, song, dance, drama, foodways, medicine, arts and crafts, and popular religion and belief. It reviews current scholarship in a wide range of adjacent disciplines, including cultural studies, popular culture, cultural anthropology, ethnology, and social history.
  • Folklore prides itself on its special mix of ethnography, analysis, and debate, formal and informal articles, reviews, review essays, and bibliographies. It encompasses both North American and European approaches to the study of folklore and covers not only the materials and processes of folklore, but also the history, methods, and theory of folkloristics.
  • Folklore aims to be lively, informative, and accessible, whilst maintaining high standards of scholarship.

Editorial information

  • Editor: Dr Jessica Hemming
  • Associate Editor: Dr Paul Cowdell
  • Assistant Editor: Dr Antone Minard
  • Reviews Editors: Dr Tina Paphitis and Dr Juliette Wood

All of the editors can be contacted via The Folklore Society’s contact page. Full editorial information is available on Taylor & Francis Online.

Publication Details

Four issues per year, ISSN 0015-587x

A personal subscription is available by becoming a member of The Folklore Society. See our membership pages for more information. Insititutional subscriptions are available through the the Folklore home page on Taylor & Francis Online.

The full content of previous issues is also available on Taylor & Francis Online.

Call for Papers

Papers on any topics within our remit are welcome at any time; however we occasionally feature focus-issues on matters of special interest.

View the Instructions for Authors.


Email to: articles@folklore-society.com