In English

Elore (ISSN 1456-3010) publishes scholarly articles, reports and book reviews concerning research and study in folklore and related fields in cultural study (e.g. anthropology, ethnology, popular culture, life history and gender studies). The views expressed in Elore are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Editors or the Society. The authors retain full copyright in their texts. The journal is indexed in ARTO online data base, and in the MLA International Bibliography.

The preferred publishing languages in Elore are Finnish and Swedish. However, one article or review in English can be published in each issue. The English texts must be professionally proof read before publishing. Please ask the editor for advice regarding the editing and proof reading process.

Elore is published by the Finnish Folklore Society (Suomen Kansantietouden Tutkijain Seura). The society was founded in 1937 and it is a member of the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies (Tieteellisten seurain valtuuskunta).

Description Of The Peer Review Process

All research articles intended for publication are peer-reviewed. Editorials, reviews, columns, book reviews and reports are edited by the editorial board and published without peer review.

Elore follows the principles of the peer review instructions issued by the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies as well as the Responsible Conduct of Research Guidelines published by the Advisory Board on Research Integrity (TENK).

The manuscripts of research articles are read by the editor in chief and at least one member of the editorial board. They make the preliminary decision on the suitability of the manuscript to Elore and on whether the peer review process will be started. The author(s) will be informed in 30 days whether the manuscript has been rejected or accepted for peer review. They will also be notified about the timetable of the peer review process. Before sending the manuscript to the reviewers the authors are usually asked to edit the text according to the suggestions of the editors.

The editor in chief invites at least two persons to assess and write an expert opinion on the manuscript. The reviewers are PhD level researchers or other experts external to the editorial board and independent in relation to the manuscript to be reviewed. Elore uses the double-blind peer review process, in which both the author(s) and the reviewers remain anonymous.

The reviewers utilize Elore’s assessment form (link here) when they write their reports. The process will focus, for example, on the relevance of the article for the research field, clarity of the research questions and the frame of reference, presentation and use of the material, consideration of ethical questions, use of research literature and consistency of the results. Each reviewer proposes either rejection of the manuscript or acceptance thereof in its original form or after certain changes.

Based on the reviews, the editor in chief decides whether the manuscript will be published or not. Within 60 days after the beginning of the peer review process, the author(s) will be informed about the acceptance or rejection of the manuscript, as well as the necessary amendments. At the same time, the reviewers’ reports or their summary made by the editor in chief will be sent to the author(s).

The Finnish Folklore Society stores all the manuscripts sent to peer review and the names of the reviewers.

Contact Information

Please consult the list of editors.