Slovak Ethnology

ISSN 1335-1303 (print)
ISSN 1339-9357 (online)


Slovak Ethnology Journal
Institute of Ethnology and Social Antropology SAS
Klemensova 19
813 64 Bratislava

02 - 52964707, ext. 107


Slovak Ethnology / Slovenský národopis is an academic peer-reviewed journal published by the Institute of Ethnology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava four times a year since 1953. The first issue of each year is published in Slovak/Czech, and the second, third and the fourth ones in English. Slovak Ethnology presents to the international academic community the results of research in social sciences and humanities, mainly in the field of ethnology and cultural/social anthropology. The journals publishes articles by experts from Europe and overseas. 
The papers published in the journal analyse social phenomena based on data obtained mainly by means of ethnographic field research methods. The journal editors prefer original articles of analytical, theoretical or synthesising nature, contributing to current debates in social sciences and humanities. In terms of topics, the journal focuses predominantly on the research of ethnic, national, confessional, age and gender differences which characterise late modern societies; on the research of social, cultural and economic transformations of European societies in the historic context (modernisation, post-socialist transformation, European integration, globalisation); on the research of folk culture, folklore, tangible and intangible cultural heritage in the European and global context; on the reflection of discussions in current theoretical and methodological trends in social sciences and humanities; and the history of scientific thinking.

Each year, Slovak Ethnology / Slovenský národopis publishes two or three calls for thematic issues on current topics in ethnology, social/cultural anthropology and related disciplines. Besides problem-oriented scientific studies, the journal also publishes research reports, essays, discussions, overviews, book reviews and book essays.

The magazine provides space for critical columns on the presented articles. The studies, materials, essays, debates and overviews undergo anonymous peer review by international experts. 

Call for papers

Call for the special issue of Slovak Ethnology/Slovenský národopis, volume 70, number 2/2022, on the topic Rituals as instruments of social regulation. The guest editors of the issue are Vladimír Bahna (Slovak Academy of Sciences, SK) and Konrad Talmont-Kaminski (University of Bialystok, PL). For more information GO HERE.

Call for the special issue of Slovak Ethnology/Slovenský národopis, volume 72, number 3/2022, on the topic of Gossip, Rumours and Conspiracy Theories at the time of crisis. The guest editors of the issue are Elżbieta Drążkiewicz (Institute for Sociology of SAS) and Zuzana Panczová (Institute of Ethnology and Social Anthropology of SAS). For more information GO HERE.

Call for the papers for the special issue of Slovak Ethnology/Slovenský národopis, volume 70, number 4/2022, on the topic Anthropological aspects of Recent Czech, Slovak, and Polish experience with secularism and nonreligion: More information HERE. 

Editorial staff

Main editor 

Ľubica Voľanská

Deputy editor

Tatiana Zachar Podolinská


Vladimír Potančok
Soňa G. Lutherová

Editorial board

Regina Bendix (Georg August University of Göttingen, Germany), Michał Buchowski (Adam Miczkiewicz University of Poznań, Poland), Dušan Deák (Comenius University of Bratislava, Slovakia), Ingrid Slavec Gradišnik (Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia), Juraj Hamar (Comenius University of Bratislava, Slovakia), Hana Hlôšková (Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia), Miloš Hubina (Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand), Gabriela Kiliánová (Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia), Ullrich Kockel (Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh and University of Ulster, United Kingdom), Eva Krekovičová (Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia), Sam Pack (Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, USA), Vladimir Penchev (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria), Dragana Radojičić (Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Belgrade, Serbia), Klaus Roth (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany), Peter Salner (Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia), Martin Šimša (National Folk Culture Institute, Czech Republic), Davide Torsello (University of Bergamo, Italy), Zdeněk Uherek (Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic, Czech Republic), Elena S. Uzeneva (Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia), Helena Wulff (University of Stockholm, Sweden)

Guidelines for contributors

The guidelines for contributors are here.

Publication ethics

and malpractice statement

Slovak Ethnology requires the high standards of publication ethics and prevention of publication malpractice. It publishes ethics guidelines for the authors, the reviewers, the editors and for the publisher to follow. You can find them online here. The journal accepts only original manuscripts which have been not published or submitted to another publisher before, should be written from stated authors, include no unlawful statements, do not infringe the rights of others, and quote the sources appropriately. The review process is anonymous. The reviewers should have no conflict of interest with respect to reviewed articles. The judgments should be objective. The editors and the publisher have to take all steps to ensure the quality of published articles. In case of problems, our editors work with the Publishing Ethics Resource Kit developed by Elsevier.

Open Access Statement

The journal Slovak Ethnology/ Slovenský národopis is Open Access according to BOAI definition and the contributions are licensed under CC-BY. The content is freely  available on the public internet, permitting any users to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. The content could be adapted for any purpose, even commercially.

Guidelines for reviewers

More information on peer review and guidelines for reviewers are online here. 

Address for subscribers

SAP - Slovak Academic Press, s. r. o.,
Bazová 2,
821 08 Bratislava

Digitalization of the Journal

Volumes 1953-2012 were digitized by the Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information (SCSTI). Accessibility of these volumes is in progress, particular full-texts are published only if the Institute of Ethnology SAS has got a licence pursuant to Act No. 618/2003 ("Copyright Act").
The Bibliography of the Slovak Ethnology (1953-2002) is accessible online HERE.

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