Call for Papers: AF33 (2018) - Folklore, Archaeology and Oral Traditions

The Editorial Board of Australian Folklore calls for papers for the journal’s 2018 issue. We invite submissions of original work that are not being considered for publication elsewhere. Our 2018 issue will contain a special feature section, ‘Folklore, Archaeology and Oral Traditions’, exploring the crossovers between oral tradition, archaeology and the lore of material culture and heritage. Submissions may wish to consider that topic in any global context. The theme is intended to encourage cross-disciplinary contributions. Submissions on other topics are also welcome.

Scholars working in disciplines such as: Anthropology, Archaeology, Australian Indigenous Studies, Cultural Studies, Heritage Studies, Human Geography, History, Linguistics, Māori Studies, Multispecies Ethnography, Psychology, Religious Studies, Tourism; or, the application of and lore myth in modern literature (such as in the case of J.R.R. Tolkien); are welcome to submit articles where the topics are framed in a way that will interest Folklore readers.

Australian Folklore publishes: original research articles (5,000 – 10,000 words); notes or comments (max. 3,000 words); relevant book reviews, reviews of significant folklife or myth/lore events, or, review articles (1000 – 3000 words); and, letters to the editor on topics of folklore, folklife or folkloristics. Submissions may cover the folklore / folklife and traditions of any geographic region in the world. Articles which address theoretical issues are strongly encouraged. Authors are encouraged to make the most of our online edition – so appropriately sized supporting MP3, video and image files may accompany your submissions. The journal warmly submissions form doctoral students and junior scholars. Articles should be formatted following the MHRA Referencing Style Guide <>.

The journal publishes under the SHERPA ‘Green’ access policy. That policy states that authors are welcome to archive pre-print and post-print or publisher's version/PDF copies of their articles. <> We understand that in the modern research environment maintaining high accessibility for research outputs is of prime concern. Our online edition is open-access.

Submissions for the 2018 edition of Australian Folklore should be received before the 1st of July, 2018.


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