CfP Issue 2 International Journal of Traditional Arts


The International Journal of Traditional Arts welcomes submissions of either:

1) Research Articles are peer reviewed and open access with distributed archiving (i.e. they will never disappear once they have been published with a DOI). We welcome traditional articles with relevant sound files to illustrate if needed. And because we are an online-only journal, sound or links to video files can be an integral part of the paper. (c. 6-8000 words)

2) In addition we also wish to attract shorter policy and briefing papers of no more than 2,000 words (including title, abstract, and reference list), which should provide brief commentary on a specific, topical development in the field of cultural policy as it relates to traditional arts practice, or national updates on innovative or notable practices in traditional arts from around the world. These are not peer-reviewed, but are reviewed by an editor.

The International Journal of Traditional Arts is an international, peer-reviewed gold open access journal that promotes a broad-ranging understanding of the relevance of traditional arts in contemporary social life. The journal publishes leading and robust scholarship on traditional arts from around the world with a focus on the contemporary policy and practice of traditional music, dance, drama, oral narrative and crafts. We define ‘traditional arts’ as artistic and creative practices that function as a marker of identity for a particular cultural group and that have grown out of their oral tradition or that have been newly created using characteristics derived from oral tradition (although we would also welcome submissions that look to expand such definitions). We are interested in publishing high quality scholarship from ethnomusicology, cultural sociology, anthropology, ethnology, ethnochoreology, cultural policy, folklore, musicology, cultural studies, cultural economics, heritage and tourism studies that focuses upon contemporary policy and practice in the traditional arts.


Simon & Simon (McKerrell & Keegan-Phipps)