Journals

The most current, up-to-date folklore scholarship is published in journals. But today most academic journals, including those published online, are locked behind pay walls by copyright laws. However, an increasing number of folklore studies journals are published in free or open access formats that anyone can read (browse those journal titles below).

Open Folklore is working to improve access to journals by:

  • Working with publishers to digitize significant older journals in our field and make them freely available online
  • Providing information about existing open-access folklore studies journals.
  • Encouraging the development of new open-access journals
  • Developing an online tool that allows you to search a growing number of open-access journals in folklore studies

You can help by contacting us if you publish or have published books and would like help to make them freely available online, or if you have recommendations of books that are already open access or that should be open access.

Journals

Journal Type Journal Publisher Country
Free & Open Access Aisthesis Instituto de Estética, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Chile
Free & Open Access Asian Ethnology Nanzan University Japan
Free & Open Access Children's Folklore Newsletter (1979-1990) American Folklore Society USA
Free & Open Access Children's Folklore Review (1990-2010) American Folklore Society USA
Free & Open Access Cultural Analysis CA Editorial Collective and the Société Internationale d'Ethnologie et de Fol... USA
Free & Open Access Digest (Back Issues) American Folklore Society USA
Free & Open Access Digest (Current Content) American Folklore Society Canada and USA
Free & Open Access Elore Finnish Folklore Society Finland
Free & Open Access Ethnomusicology Review Ethnomusicology Review USA
Free & Open Access FF Network Bulletin Folklore Fellows Finland
Historical Folklore and Folk Music Archivist IUScholarWorks Repository USA
Free & Open Access Folklore and Folkloristics Department of Bengali, St. Paul's Cathedral Mission College India
Free & Open Access Folklore Forum (Back Issues) Trickster Press USA
Free & Open Access Folklore Forum (Current Content) Trickster Press USA
Free & Open Access Folklore Historian (Back Issues) History and Folklore Section of the American Folklore Society USA
Free & Open Access Folklore: Electronic Journal of Folklore Estonian Literary Museum Estonia
Free & Open Access Folklorica: Journal of the Slavic and East European Folkore Association Slavic and East European Folklore Association International
Free & Open Access HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory Network of Ethnographic Theory International
Subscription The Journal of American Folklore American Folklore Society USA
Subscription Folklore The Folklore Society United Kingdom
Subscription Western Folklore Western States Folklore Society USA
Free & Open Access Indian Folklife National Folklore Support Centre India
Free & Open Access Indian Folklore Research Journal National Folklore Support Centre India
Historical Indiana Names Hathi Trust Digital Library (Full Text Forthcoming) USA
Free & Open Access International Journal of Intangible Heritage The National Folk Museum of Korea Korea
Free & Open Access J@rgonia Registered Association of Hela Researchers Finland
Historical Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Newsletter Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Section of the American Folklore Society USA
Historical Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Review Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Section of the American Folklore Society USA
Free & Open Access Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics University of Tartu, the Estonian National Museum, and the Estonian Literary ... Estonia
Free & Open Access Journal of Ethnomusicology National Folklore Support Centre India
Subscription Journal of Folklore Research Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, Indiana University Bloomington USA
Free & Open Access Journal of Folklore Research Reviews (JFRR) Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology Indiana University USA
Free & Open Access Journal of Language and Popular Culture in Africa Language and Popular Culture in Africa Netherlands
Historical Keystone Folklore Pennsylvania Folklore Society USA
Historical Keystone Folklore Quarterly Pennsylvania Folklore Society USA
Free & Open Access Locale: The Australasian-Pacific Journal of Regional Food Studies Regional Food Research Network Australasia and Southern Cross University Free & Open Access
Historical Mid-America Folklore Mid-America Folklore Society USA
Historical Mid-South Folklore Mid-America Folklore Society USA
Free & Open Access Midwestern Folklore (Back Issues) Hoosier Folklore Society USA
Historical Midwestern Journal of Language and Folklore Hoosier Folklore Society USA
Free & Open Access Museum Anthropology Review MAR Editorial Collective and Indiana University Bloomington Libraries USA
Free & Open Access Narodna Umjetnost - Croatian Journal of Ethnology and Folklore Research Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research Croatia
Free & Open Access New Directions in Folklore (Back Issues) NewFolk@AFS Section of the American Folklore Society USA
Free & Open Access New Directions in Folklore (Back Issues) NewFolk@AFS Section of the American Folklore Society USA
Free & Open Access New Directions in Folklore (Current Content) NewFolk@AFS Section of the American Folklore Society USA
Free & Open Access Oral Tradition Center for Studies in Oral Tradition USA
Historical Papers in Anthropology Department of Anthropology, University of Oklahoma USA
Free & Open Access Pioneer America Society Transactions: P.A.S.T. Pioneer America Society USA
Free & Open Access Play and Folklore Museum Victoria Australia
Free & Open Access Public Programs Bulletin American Folklore Society USA
Free & Open Access Quotidian: Dutch Journal for the Study of Everyday Life Amsterdam University Press Netherlands
Free & Open Access Revista Transcultural de Música | Transcultural Music Review Sociedad de Etnomusicología Spain
Free & Open Access RMN Newsletter Folklore Studies, University of Helsinki Finland
Free & Open Access Tipití: Journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America International
Free & Open Access Tradition Today: The e-Journal of the Centre for English Traditional Heritage Centre for English Traditional Heritage United Kingdom
Free & Open Access Uzance: Revue d’ethnologie européenne de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles Ministère de la communauté française de Belgique, Secrétariat du Conseil d’et... Belgium