Journal of Folklore Research

The Journal of Folklore Research, provides an international forum for current theory and research among scholars of traditional cultures. Each issue includes articles of theoretical interest to folklore and ethnomusicology as international disciplines, as well as essays that address the fieldwork experience and the intellectual history of folklore. Contributors include scholars and professionals in such additional fields as anthropology, area studies, communication, cultural studies, history, linguistics, literature, performance studies, religion, and semiotics.

Journal Details

  • Frequency: triannually
  • ISSN: 0737-7037
  • eISSN: 1543-0413
  • Keywords: Animals, Cultural History, Cultural Identity, Cultural Studies, Folk Culture, Folklore Studies, Folktales, Material Culture, Narratives, Rituals
  • First Issue: Volume 1, numbers 1-2 (1964)

Additional Information

Editorial Details

Editorial Office Contact Information
Journal of Folklore Research
800 East Third St
Bloomington IN 47405 USA

  • Ray Cashman
Managing Editor
  • Kristina Downs
Associate Editor for Ethnomusicology
  • David A. MacDonald
Associate Editor for Material Culture
  • Pravina Shukla
Advisory Editor
  • Diane Goldstein
Review Editors
  • John H. McDowell
  • Henry H. Glassie
  • William Hansen
Corresponding Editors
  • Regina Bendix, Germany
  • Carlos Fernandez, United States
  • Fernando Fischman, Argentina
  • Kimberly Lau, United States
  • James P. Leary, United States
  • Tom Mould, United States
  • Dorothy Noyes, United States
  • Elliott Oring, United States

Submission Info

Authors may register with the Journal of Folklore Research and submit manuscripts for consideration via the Journal's online submissions portal: All submissions should be accompanied by an abstract of no more than 250 words, an author biography of no more than 50 words, and three to five keywords. Manuscripts must be submitted in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or in Rich-Text (.rtf) format. All text, including quotations and endnotes, should be double-spaced; in style and presentation, text should conform to the 16th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. Authors without ready access to the CMS may consult the Submissions section of the website, which includes an abbreviated style sheet, a sample article, and instructions for ensuring blind peer review.

Visual elements should be submitted in digital form. Please scan images (including slides) at a resolution of 300 dpi, in TIF or EPS format. Size all images to no more than 5 inches (12.5 cm) horizontally. All images, tables, diagrams, and figures should be uploaded as supplemental files rather than embedded in the manuscript itself. In the manuscript file, please indicate where each graphic should appear by inserting a "callout" description in the appropriate location (e.g., ). Drawings and maps must be submitted in a form suitable for publication without redrawing. Submit captions for all graphic elements by completing the supplemental file information form during the manuscript submission phase.

Inquiries concerning manuscript submission should be directed to the JFR editorial staff at

JFR Reviews (JFRR)

JFRR offers timely and concise reviews of recent works (including books, museum exhibits, scholarly websites, DVD and CD-ROM productions, and video and film documentaries) relevant to the discipline of folkloristics, delivered directly and free of charge to individuals through an e-mail subscription list, as well as online at the Journal of Folklore Research website, where they are permanently archived. To sign up for this service and to search reviews posted on-line, go to and follow the links to JFR Reviews. Inquiries concerning reviews should be directed to the JFRR editorial staff at

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