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Ethnologia Europaea: Journal of European Ethnology, the journal of the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore (SIEF), will join the Berghahn Open Anthro – Subscribe-to-Open collection in 2024!

Brooklyn, NY, January 17, 2024

Starting with Volume 54, Berghahn Journals will be the new publisher of Ethnologia Europaea: Journal of European Ethnology, the flagship journal of the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore (SIEF). The journal will be leaving the Open Library of Humanities and will continue its open access journey (started in 2019) as a part of the Berghahn Open Anthro – Subscribe to Open (S2O) initiative, which enters its fifth year in 2024 with 16 titles.

The addition of Ethnologia Europaea, the second society journal to join the Berghahn Open Anthro collection, reinforces the benefits of S2O and presents a sustainable path for societies to control their open access future. SIEF and the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA), whose ambitions for equitable open access brought them to Berghahn, reflects the growth, support and reputation of the model.

The partnerships solidify Berghahn’s standing as a top anthropology publisher and acknowledge the common goals of equity, scholarly diversity, transparency, and sustainability in our open access mission. We are delighted with the anthropology discipline’s overall enthusiasm for open access and the support we have received for S2O from the library community. We will continue to work with our partners to provide the scholarly community with impactful open research without costs to authors.

Managing Director, Vivian Berghahn says, “we are thrilled to welcome Ethnologia Europaea to Berghahn, where it will join our ground-breaking Berghahn Open Anthro initiative. It is ever more important for scholarly societies, such as the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore (SIEF), to not only be able to choose their own paths to open access, but to do so with a publishing partner who best serves the interests of the fields they represent. We are happy to give SIEF the home to do just this.”

President of SIEF, Associate Professor, Marie Sandberg, expresses great enthusiasm with the new Berghahn publishing partnership: “As a scholarly society, SIEF finds it crucial to support the publishing of peer-reviewed research articles at the highest level. Founded in 1967, Ethnologia Europaea is an experienced and esteemed international journal in the fields of European Ethnology and Folklore Studies that is also known for its rich, ethnographically informed analyses of cultural phenomena, past and present. With Ethnologia Europaea joining Berghahn, we think the journal, steered by the joint editorsin-chief, will be in the very best hands.”

About Berghahn Books
Founded in 1994, Berghahn Books is an independent publisher of scholarly books and journals in the humanities and social sciences. A peer-review, mission-driven press, Berghahn is committed to the highest academic standards and seeks to enable innovative contributions to the scholarship in its fields of specialty. www.berghahnbooks.com
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About SIEF
The International Society for Ethnology and Folklore (SIEF) is an international organization that facilitates and stimulates cooperation among scholars working within European Ethnology, Folklore Studies, Cultural Anthropology and adjoining fields. www.siefhome.org

About Berghahn Open Anthro:
Berghahn Open Anthro is a pioneering S2O initiative for anthropology conceived and implemented by Berghahn in partnership with Libraria, a collective of researchers based in the social sciences. Visit: www.berghahnjournals.com/boa