Ethnologia Slovaca et Slavica


ISBN 978-80-223-5571-1 (print)

ISBN 978-80-223-5572-8 (online)

ISSN 1335-4116 (print)

ISSN 2989-3399 (online)

Periodicity: once a year

Abstract submission: 30 April

Editorial deadline: 30 August


Publisher: Publishing by Comenius University


Etnologia Slovaca et Slavica is an international peer reviewed yearbook founded in 1969 at the International Congress of Slavic Studies as an ethnological journal oriented toward Slavic countries. It is published annually in English language. At present its scope includes various social processes, mainly taking place in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. The editorial strategy is to advance international and interdisciplinary discussions and to contribute to understanding social life in this region by publishing studies from the fields of ethnology and social/cultural anthropology as well as other social sciences and humanities. The main emphasis is on articles reflecting new trends and innovative approaches aimed to contribute to the development of theory and methodology. The journal brings together empirical studies of social phenomena based on ethnographic research, theoretical and methodological articles, as well as discussions on current research problems. We also give space to overviews, essays, book reviews and interviews with distinguished scholars.

The individual issues are dedicated to topics notable in scholarly debates and public discourse in Slovakia and other countries of Central and Eastern Europe. The issues are prepared by the Editorial Office in accordance to the corresponding calls for papers. Some issues on particular topics are prepared by hosting editors.



Editor in Chief: Tatiana Bužeková

Editorial Office: Marta Botiková, Dominika Lešková, Bahdan Serdziuk, Michal Uhrin



Margita Jágerová, Juraj Janto, Danijela Jerotijević, Erik Laštic, Alexander Mušinka, Katarína Popelková, Saša Vojtechová Poklač, Katarína Žeňuchová


Janusz Barański (Poland), John Eade (United Kingdom), Mario Katić (Croatia), Patricia Krafcik (United States of America), József Liszka (Slovakia), Mirijam Mencej (Slovenia), Katja Michajlova (Bulgaria), Jana Nosková (Czech Republic), Dragana Radojčić (Serbia), Mojca Ramšak (Slovenia)



he Editorial Office of the ESeS accepts original articles which have not been published and are not in press or under consideration for publication by another publisher at the time of submission, as well as revised English versions of articles, originally published in native languages.

In case of ethical problems arising in the process of peer reviewing the editors use the principles of Publishing Ethics Resource Kit.



After the manuscript is submitted, the Editorial Office should confirm its receiving by email. All the manuscripts are reviewed by the editors who in course of two weeks would inform the authors about further procedure which can include modifications of the texts according to the editors’ comments. The Editorial Office does not accept the manuscripts which do not correspond to the yearbook’s scholarly orientation, do not answer the basic criteria of scholarly text, or are ethically challenging. Rejection of a manuscript should be approved by the Editorial Board.

The texts of major articles and research reports are thoroughly reviewed by two independent opponents. In this process the Editorial Office follows the rules of mutually anonymous peer reviewing. The reviewers should be competent in a relevant field of study. The editors also take in consideration personal or institutional issues that can influence the reviewers’ decisions.

The reviewers are asked to give opinion on scientific qualities of the text (argument, references, ethnographic data, originality, contribution to the field) and on formal aspects (language, writing style, quotations, format). If reviewers’ opinions radically differ, the editors ask a third scholar to review the paper in question.

On the basis of the reviews the manuscript is either accepted for publication, returned to the author for reworking or fully rejected. In case of reworking the editors are competent to consider whether the author’s modifications are sufficient. If they are considered to be insufficient, the editors can reject the article, but their decision should be approved by the Editorial Board. The Board also makes decision about terms of publishing the article.

If author objects against the decision of the Editorial Office or does not consider the reviewer’s comments to be relevant, they can explain their objections in a letter to the Editor in Chief. The reviewer, the editors and the Editorial Board should be informed about the letter and the Editorial Board should make the final decision.



The yearbook is published by the Department of Archaeology and Cultural Anthropology, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University Bratislava, Published by Comenius University Bratislava.



Editorial Office of the ESeS

Department of Archaeology and Cultural Anthropology

Faculty of Arts

Comenius University Bratislava

Gondova 2, 811 02 Bratislava