These journals work to advance scholarship in and around the field of folklore. Click on a thumbnail to learn more.
The Journal of American Folklore is the flagship journal of the American Folklore Society. JAF is a global quarterly that engages academic and public folklore from anywhere in the world through a wide range of materials, including blind peer reviewed scholarly articles and perspective pieces that engage with the broad field of folklore across academic, public, and applied work.
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.
Wayne State University Press
Wayne State University Press is a distinctive urban publisher committed to supporting its parent institution’s core research, teaching, and service mission by generating high quality scholarly and general interest works of global importance. We publish a variety of titles, including titles in fairy-tale studies and Jewish folklore studies.
Digest: A Journal of Foodways and Culture
Digest: A Journal of Foodways and Culture, online since 2012, was founded in 1977 by the AFS Foodways Section to support the exchange of ideas and resources among food writers, scholars, and students in diverse disciplinary areas of interest and practice, including teaching, museum curation, archiving, and professional culinary arts.
The Folklore Historian
The Folklore Historian, sponsored by the History and Folklore Section of the American Folklore Society, is a print journal devoted to connections of folklore with history and history of folklore studies. The journal’s purview includes oral history, narrative, museology, local and regional history, and historiography.
Jewish Folklore and Ethnology
Jewish Folklore and Ethnology (JFE) is a peer-reviewed, annual journal published by Wayne State University Press. It features innovative, original analytical studies, essays, and commentaries in English on the diverse ways in which Jewishness is expressed, conceived, transformed, and perceived by Jews and non-Jews through folklore, tradition, and social/cultural practice.
The Journal of Folklore and Education
The Journal of Folklore and Education (ISSN 2573-2072) is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal published annually by Local Learning: The National Network for Folk Arts in Education. As a digital publication, JFE provides a forum for interdisciplinary, multimedia approaches to community-based teaching, learning, and cultural stewardship. Our intended audience includes educators and students at all levels and in all settings, folk culture specialists, and those working in community-based organizations.
Trickster Press, a graduate-student-run publishing house affiliated with the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology of Indiana University, aims to provide a publishing platform in which scholars (academic or otherwise) can openly share ideas, engage in dialogue, and drive the ongoing conversations in folklore and ethnomusicology.