Call for Commentaries!


EF is looking for commentaries for the 2022:2 issue of Ethnologia Fennica: Towards Sustainable Foodways. The texts in this issue explores sustainability-related transgressions and contestations in various parts of the food system. We welcome texts that discuss sustainable future foodways and the paths that should be created to get there. We also encourage examining the role of ethnologists in the interdisciplinary enterprise of creative sustainable and just food systems. The deadline for a commentary is September 20th, 2022. The issue will be published in late autumn 2022.

The purpose of a commentary is to push forward a discussion by providing a new and a different perspective. The goal is to advance ethnological research or discussions related to ethnological research. A commentary should be critical of the discussions it reacts to, but the author must present his or her critique in a fair, respectful, and constructive manner justifying and contextualizing the argument it makes. However, a commentary can also offer an extension of a point made in a previous article or previous discussions and develop an argument further.

Commentaries should have a length of 2000 to 4000 words, including literature references. The title of the commentary must be short and to-the-point, making a clear reference to the key message. Commentaries are not peer-reviewed, and the authors do not have to include an abstract.

Please submit your language revised text through the submission system (

Commentaries are edited by the editorial board of EF. Dr. Riikka Aro and Liia-Maria Raippalinna from the University of Jyväskylä will act as visiting Editors-in-Chief for this thematic issue. Editor-in-Chief responsible for the issue is Dr. Kirsi Sonck-Rautio

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