Slavic Folklore (basic guide to research): Journals


Folklore Journals

Scholarly Journals dedicated to folklore are important sources for researching topics in Slavic folklore. Folklorica, the Journal of the Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Folklore Association, is one of the best sources because it focuses on folklore in the Slavic and surrounding regions. Articles on Slavic folklore can occasionally be found in general folklore journals. 

What Is a Scholarly Journal Article? (Tutorial)

What Is a Scholarly Journal Article?

Major Folklore Journals






Folklorica is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to Slavic folklore which publishes original research on any relevant topic. The online version is a collaborative effort between the Slavic and East European Folklore Association (SEEFA) and the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES) at the University of Kansas (KU). KU employees, students, and affiliates have access to all issues. 

Other Academic Journals with Content on Slavic Folklore 

Slavic and East European FolkoreSlavic and East European Journal (SEEJ) serves the Slavic profession by publishing original research and review essays in the areas of Slavic and East European languages, literatures, cultures, linguistics, and methodology/pedagogy, as well as reviews of books published in these areas. The journal is published quarterly by the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL).


Slavic Review logo Slavic Review is an international interdisciplinary journal devoted to the study of Eastern Europe, Russia, the Caucasus, and Central Asia, past and present. The journal publishes articles of original and significant research and interpretation, reviews of scholarly books and films, and topical review essays and discussion forums.


 Journal of American FolkloreThe Journal of American Folklore is a quarterly journal of the American Folklore Society publishing scholarly articles, essays, notes, and commentaries directed to a wide audience, as well as separate sections devoted to reviews of books, exhibitions and events, sound recordings, and film and videotapes. Its contents are not restricted to folklore in the United States; in fact, the Journal publishes materials on folklore anywhere in the world. (Yes, there is material about Slavic folklore in this journal.)




Western FolkloreWestern Folklore is a journal of the Western States Folklore Society (formerly California Folklore Society) and is published quarterly in winter, spring, summer, and fall. Founded in 1942, it has become the leading American journal devoted to the description and analysis of regional, national, and international folklore and custom. Subscribers include professional and amateur folklorists, anthropologists, sociologists, historians, as well as libraries, historical societies, and folk art museums. (Yes, there is material about Slavic folklore in this journal.)