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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in MS Word format (.docx).
  • Where available, URLs and DOI’s for the references have been provided as a full link.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions of ensuring a double blind review have been followed.
  • I have read and I accept the terms of use as expressed in our Copyright notice, especially regards to the Creative Commons License.

Author Guidelines

Ethnologia Fennica publishes original scholarly articles, review articles, conference reports, and book reviews from the field of ethnology and other related fields. The text should be delivered (here) by the journal’s online submission system

All manuscripts are required in MS Word format. Authors need to Register and Log in prior to submission. Please read first the About the Journal page for the Journal's policies. Before submission, read these Author Guidelines carefully.

The language of the journal is English. British and American English can both be used, but consistently.  It is important that the author has the final manuscript version proofread by a professional if English is not her/his native language.

The authors should submit a separate cover letter indicating the significance of the manuscript.

The articles in Ethnologia Fennica are indexed in several databases: see

All manuscripts should have line spacing 1.5. Quotes over 40 words in length should be indented from the left margin. For shorter quotations, double smart quotation marks [“...”] are primarily used. Do not format the text otherwise, except for words that need to be italicized. Do not number subheadings. Place a blank line between paragraphs instead of indenting the first line of the paragraph.

References (including archival references) must be indicated within the text, for instance (Virtanen 1999, 36) and not appear as footnotes or endnotes. Notes in the form of footnotes should be used for clarification and discussion.

Do not use abbreviations in the body of the text. Abbreviations can be used in footnotes and within parentheses.

If transliteration of Cyrillic letters into Latin alphabet is needed, please follow the British Standard.

Manuscripts submitted for the article section (both research and review articles) may not exceed 10,000 words.

All research and review articles must include the following:

  • a 200-word abstract
  • a short list of keywords
  • a list of references or bibliography
  • acknowledgments in the first footnote

The full style guidelines for formating and references can be found here.


Instructions of Ensuring a Blind Review

In order to ensure the integrity of the double blind peer-review process, please take the following steps with regard to the text and the file properties:

The authors of the document have deleted their names from the text, with "Author" and year used in the references and footnotes, instead of the authors' name, article title, etc.

With Microsoft Office documents, author identification should be removed from the properties of the file (see under File in Word), by clicking on the following, beginning with File on the main menu of the Microsoft application: File > Save As > Tools (or Options with a Mac) > Security > Remove personal information from file properties on save > Save.

With PDFs, the authors' names should also be removed from Document Properties found under File on Adobe Acrobat's main menu.

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