Ethnologia Europaea, Journal of European Ethnology, joins the OLH

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 10 April 2019

We are delighted to announce that Ethnologia Europaea has just joined the Open Library of Humanities and is now free to publish and free to read for authors and readers. Ethnologia Europaea is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a focus on European cultures and societies. The journal was first published in 1967 and since then it has acquired a central position in the international and interdisciplinary cooperation between scholars inside and outside Europe. It carries material of great interests not only for European ethnologists and anthropologists but also sociologists, social historians and scholars involved in cultural studies. In 2015 the journal was adopted by the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore (SIEF) as its flagship journal. Ethnologia Europaea is edited by Associate Professor Marie Sandberg of the Ethnology section at the University of Copenhagen and Professor Monique Scheer of the Eberhard Karls Universität in Tübingen. Two digital, open-access issues, open and themed, will be published yearly by the Open Library of Humanities.

Dr Helen Saunders, Editorial Officer for the OLH, said of the journal: “We’re delighted to welcome Ethnologia Europea to OLH. With articles focusing on, among other topics, heritage archives, ecology and sustainability, digital media, and reproductive rights, Ethnologia Europea uniquely shares important research on European culture; an issue devoted to Medical Humanities will also be published later this year. I’d like to thank the journal’s editors-in-chief, Professor Monique Scheer and Professor Marie Sandberg, for their work in flipping the journal to OLH and look forward to a strong working partnership with them.”

Paula Clemente Vega, Marketing Officer for the OLH, added: “I’m extremely pleased to welcome Ethnologia Europaea, from the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore (SIEF), on board. The OLH focusses on flipping subscription journals and, transitioning learned societies to Open Access has always been a core part of our mission. Ethnologia Europaea also represents a great opportunity for the OLH to publish a journal entirely dedicated to the critical analysis of European cultures and societies, especially now – as independent reviewers of the journal pointed out - that conversations on identity politics are so frequently appropriated by nationalist projects.”

Professor Monique Scheer, Joint Editor-in-Chief of the journal, commented: “For this long-standing journal, the move to open access seemed to us to be the next logical step, in line with our mission to make research in our disciplines available to all. We are delighted to be joining OLH and look forward to supporting this project as well as furthering EE's continued development.”

Professor Marie Sandberg, Joint Editor-in-Chief of the journal, emphasized: “As editors we are very excited about the journal’s future publication avenue, and thrilled with the thought of Ethnologia Europaea becoming an easily available open-access journal! We are certain that this move will keep the journal a lively forum for presenting and discussing high-quality ethnographic research articles.”

The Open Library of Humanities is an academic-led, gold open-access publisher with no author-facing charges. With funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the platform covers its costs by payments from an international library consortium, rather than any kind of author fee.