Journal overview

A fully peer-reviewed international journal of folklore and folkloristics.

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

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Taylor & Francis is committed to peer-review integrity and upholding the highest standards of review. Once your paper has been assessed for suitability by the editor, it will then be double anonymously peer reviewed by independent, anonymous expert referees.

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