Focus and 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 Laura Stark. Magdalena Tellenbach handles production management.

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.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Authors of published articles remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to a Creative Commons license agreement. 

One of the benefits of open access publishing lies in others being able to re-use material. We believe that the greatest societal good is possible when people are free to re-distribute scholarship and to create derivative works. This is why we use the CC BY 4.0 license, under which others may re-use your work, on condition that they cite you.  

If a more restrictive licence is required (for example, if you are reproducing third party material that cannot be reproduced under more open licences)please make this request upon submission in the ‘Comment to the Editor’ field or email your editor directly, stating the reasons why.  

Archiving Policy

The journal's publisher, the Open Library of Humanities, focuses on making content discoverable and accessible through indexing services. Content is also archived around the world to ensure long-term availability.

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In addition, all journals are available for harvesting via OAI-PMH.

To ensure permanency of all publications, this journal also utilises CLOCKSS, and LOCKSS archiving systems to create permanent archives for the purposes of preservation and restoration.

If the journal is not indexed by your preferred service, please let us know by emailing editorial@openlibhums.org or alternatively by making an indexing request directly with the service.


EE  joined the Open Library of Humanities and became Open Access in 2019. Articles published before this date have been made freely available, but all archive material is All Rights Reserved. All published content since 2019 is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work’s authorship and initial publication in this journal.