The theme of the Ethnologia Fennica Spring 2021 issue is Ethnology and
Policy-Making. Today, all scientific research must make an impact beyond
academia. Research projects are expected to produce knowledge in
concrete forms such as policy recommendations. This can be a challenge
for qualitative humanistic fields such as ethnology, which is interested
in individual experiences. On the other hand, the emphasis on personal
experiences also acknowledges diversity and multiple voices. Based on
ethnological research, researchers can make suggestions for more humane
and inclusive policy-making practices.
The Spring 2021 issue of Ethnologia Fennica calls for articles that
discuss ethnology and policy-making from various perspectives. How can
research results be used in policy-making? What kinds of research are we
expected to produce? What could policy-relevant research be in ethnology
and related disciplines? We welcome texts that scrutinize the processes
of decision-making, the ways in which research can be used in
policy-making, cases in which research is expected to produce knowledge
of specific social issues, and analysis of collaboration with different
interest groups that participate in or are excluded from decision-making
processes. We also encourage texts that engage with research funding and
its political agendas.
Please note that in every issue we also publish articles outside the
theme, and you can submit your manuscript at any time. All article
submissions from European Ethnology and related fields are welcome.
Ethnologia Fennica is a peer-reviewed open access journal of the
Association of Finnish Ethnologists. The journal publishes original
scholarly articles, review articles, conference reports and book
reviews. The articles undergo double-blind peer review. In the Finnish
Publication Forum, Ethnologia Fennica is ranked at level 2.
The deadline for submitting article manuscripts is 31 August 2020.
Please submit your language revised article (which should not exceed
10,000 words) through the Journal.fi submission system
(https://journal.fi/ethnolfenn). Authors need to register with the
journal prior to submitting their manuscript or, if already registered,
they simply log in and begin the submission process. For further
information, see our article guidelines at
https://journal.fi/ethnolfenn/articlequidelines and our style guide at
The issue will be published in June 2021.