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Print Journals or Electronic Journals

Print Journals

Contemporary Legend

Contemporary Legend, the annual journal of the International Society for Contemporary Legend Research, aims to promote and encourage research, and to provide a forum for those working in this vibrant area of traditional narrative scholarship.


Cosmos: The Journal of the Traditional Cosmology Society is a refereed scholarly journal concerned with exploring myth, religion and cosmology across cultural and disciplinary boundaries and with increasing understanding of world views in the past and present.

Culture and Tradition

Publishing for nearly twenty years in both French and English, Culture & Tradition is currently run by graduate students in Folklore at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Topics generally covered by the journal include the traditional arts, music, cuisine, architecture, beliefs, cultural psychology, and sociological structure of regional ethnic, religious and industrial groups in Canada.

Digest: An Interdisciplinary Study of Food and Foodways

Digest is a publication of the AFS Foodways Section and represents scholarship from a variety of disciplines—culinary history, nutritional sciences, cultural and nutritional anthropology, sociology, folklore.

Ethnologia Europaea. Journal of European Ethnology

Ethnologia Europaea. Journal of European Ethnology is edited by Prof. Orvar Löfgreen (Lund University, Sweden) and Prof. Regina Bendix (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany) and is published half-yearly. Ethnologia Europaea is an interdisciplinary journal with a focus on European cultures and societies. It carries material of great interest not only to European ethnologists and anthropologists but also to sociologists, social historians and scholars involved in cultural studies. The journal was started in 1967 and has since then acquired a central position in the international and interdisciplinary cooperation between scholars inside and outside Europe. It has been ranked as an A journal on the ERIH initial list (European Reference Index for the Humanities). Ethnologia Europaea is published and distributed by Museum Tusculanum Press, University of Copenhagen – a scholarly publishing house since 1975.


Fabula is a medium of discussion for issues of all kinds which are of interest to international folk narrative research. Principal themes of the article section are the study of popular narrative traditions in their various forms (fairy tales, legends, jokes and anecdotes, exempla, fables, ballads, etc.), the interrelationship between oral and literary traditions as well as the contemporary genres.


Folklore publishes ethnographical and analytical essays on vernacular culture worldwide, specialising in traditional language, narrative, music, song, dance, drama, foodways, medicine, arts and crafts, and popular religion and belief.

Folklore: Electronic Journal of Folklore

Folklore: Electronic Journal of Folklore is pre-reviewed a journal published quarterly by the Folk Belief and Media Group of the Estonian Literary Museum. Full texts of articles are published both in printed version and electronically. Electronic versions of the journal are free of charge.

Folklore Fellows Communications

FF COMMUNICATIONS is a refereed monograph series in the following fields of research: folkloristics, comparative religion, cultural anthropology and ethnology. It focuses on the non-material aspects of traditional culture, especially oral literature, belief systems, myth and ritual, methodology and the history of research.

Folklore Forum

Established in 1968 by folklore graduate students, Folklore Forum is now an electronic journal run by graduate students in Folklore & Ethnomusicology at Indiana University.

Journal of American Folklore

Journal of American Folklore, the quarterly journal of the American Folklore Society since the Society's founding in 1888, publishes scholarly articles, essays, notes, and commentaries directed to a wide audience, as well as separate sections devoted to reviews of books, exhibitions and events, sound recordings, film and videotapes, and to obituaries.

Journal of Folklore Research

The Journal of Folklore Research is dedicated to promoting international dialogue among scholars of folklore and related fields. In addition to topical, incisive articles, authors contribute timely reports on new books, assess the current state of folkloristics, and address the fieldwork experience.

Folklorica: Journal of Slavic and East European Folklore Association (SEEFA)

SEEFA is a non-profit organization devoted to an exchange of knowledge among scholars interested in Slavic and East European folklore.

Lore and Language

Lore and Language includes articles on all aspects of cultural tradition and welcomes contributions from the fields of folklore, linguistics, anthropology, sociology, psychology, history (especially oral history) and literary studies, among others. Modern approaches to the study of folklore, whether theoretical or applied, are emphasized, and the recognition of the importance of urban folklore is central to the aims of the Centre and the journal.

Marvels & Tales

Marvels & Tales introduces new areas of fairy-tale scholarship and research that considers the traditional fairy-tale canon from new perspectives.

Southern Folklore

Unfortunately, Southern Folklore will no longer be in print. The link provided will take you to past issues.

Western Folklore

Western Folkore publishes 4 issues a year (320-400 pages per volume). Subscriptions per volume are $40 for individuals and $30 for students and retirees. Checks may be sent to Western States Folklore Society, P.O. Box 3557, Long Beach CA 90803-0557. Include your mailing address and email. For more information, check the Western Folklore Society membership page.

Electronic Journals

Cultural Analysis: An Interdisciplinary Forum on Folklore and Popular Culture

Cultural Analysis is a new, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to investigating expressive and everyday culture.

New Directions in Folklore Journal

New Directions in Folklore Journal is published quarterly and provides a forum for those folklorists interested in and intent on applying folklore theories and methodologies to the study of contemporary culture.

Northern Journey Online

Northern Journey Online is a non-refereed electronic journal (e-journal) devoted to Canadian folk music and folklore. NJOJ is a section of Northern Journey Online: Canadian Folk Music.

Open Folklore Web Portal

To learn about open access folklore journals, books, and other useful resources visit Open Folklore.