Folklore. Electronic Journal of Folklore
One of the first Internet projects in the Estonian folkloristics were two
hyperjournals, one in English and the other (Mäetagused) in Estonian. In 1996, our
journals were among the very first of publications in the humanities to
publish free full texts online.
Articles are contributed to our journal by authors from all over the world.
The journal is published 3-4 times a year since June 1996. and has an
international board of editors.
Folklore: Electronic Journal of Folklore publishes original academic
studies in folklore studies, comparative mythological research, cultural
anthropology and related fields.
A separate section introduces new publications in the field, reviews of
released audio-material, held conferences and conducted fieldwork, research
centres of different countries, defended degree theses, etc.
The journal is issued in print and in full free online
version http://www.folklore.ee/folklore. The
electronic journal includes video and audio samples. Sound samples have
been used since the very first issue (originally in .au format, since 1997
.mpg2 and .mpg3), and in the fourth issue (1997) video samples (in .mpg
format) were first used
The eighth issue of Folklore (1998) was the first to be published
parallelly as .pdf-files, considering the interests of those who wish to
read, print and make references to the articles as they are published in
print. In .pdf format both illustrations and text with special characters
retain their original appearance. Many formats were taken into use as soon
as they became available in the Internet.
Links to the journal appear of the websites of more than 60 research
centres, including those of the most prestigious university libraries and
directories on the subject.
These types of journals have a fairly wide geographical spread and the
articles often prompt feedback. Articles published in the journal Folklore: Electronic Journal of Folklore have called forth requests for permission
to translate and re-publish.
Folk Belief and Media Group of
Estonian Literary Museum, Andres Kuperjanov, Estonian Folklore Institute
© Institute of Estonian Language USN (Volume 1 - Volume 12,
June 1996 - December 1999)
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