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CFP: Folk Games and Sports

Here, from H-Folk, is an opportunity to contribute to a well-established free access journal in folklore studies.

Call for publication: Folklore: EJF – Special issue on folk games and sports

Article submission deadline: 1 September 2010

Folklore: Electronic Journal of Folklore is interdisciplinary peer-reviewed open access journal which has been published by academic publishers three times a year since June 1996. The journal is published in English, with occasional German papers. The printed publication is complemented by an online version of the journal, available at Folklore: EJF is indexed in Thomson Reuters Arts & Humanities Citation Index, EBSCO Publishing Humanities International Complete, MLA Folklore Bibliography, Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory, IVB, DOAJ, and C.E.E.O.L. Links to the journal appear on the websites of more than 60 central research institutions, incl. the most prestigious university libraries and specialised portals.

The journal has a distinguished international board of editors which is elected for the period of 5-8 years. Folklore: EJF is the only journal on cultural studies in the Baltic States and Eastern Europe to publish original papers by scholars all over the world on folkloristics, comparative religion, cultural anthropology and related fields, including articles on mythology, religion and tradition, paremiology, narratives, poetic folklore, ethnomusicology, archaeology, etc. The journal has mediated scholarly research results since 1996 and has thus furthered scholarship in the humanities between different parts of the world.

Editors of Folklore: EJF invite submissions for a special issue of folk games and sports from scholars from different parts of the world.

The publication of the issue is planned to the end of 2011 and paper submission deadline is 1 September 2010. The topics of contributions may range from game theories or the use of these in the analyses of folk games to analytical papers on the peculiarities of ethnic sports and games traditions, initiation rites in sports, fan culture, etc. We highly welcome analyses of modern game types and environments from role plays to computer games. Editors will also welcome reviews of publications on related topics.

Please submit the manuscript by e-mail to Illustrative material should be submitted as separate files. In case the article contains less conventional special or national characters, a hard copy is required, please send it to

Folklore: Electronic Journal of Folklore (Submission)
Dept. of Folkloristics, Estonian Literary Museum
Vanemuise 42-144
Tartu 51003

More information, including full contents, submission guidelines, list of authors and board members, contact information, etc. are available at, e-mail contacts: or

Kait Tamm

Folklore: Electronic Journal of Folklore
Dept. of Folkloristics, Estonian Literary Museum
Vanemuise 42-144
Tartu 51003

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