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Etnologické rozpravy

Publisher: Institute of Ethnology and Social Anthropology

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ISSN 2729-9759 (online)

Language: Slovak

Web: http://www.nss.sav.sk/etnologicke-rozpravy/

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Address:
Národopisná spoločnosť Slovenska
Ústav etnológie a sociálnej antropológie SAV
Klemensova 19
813 64 Bratislava
Slovenská republika

PUBLISHER

Ethnographic Society of Slovakia

Ethnologické rozpravy / Ethnological Debates is a peer-reviewed scientific journal. Since 1994, the periodical has been a continuation of the internal informative non-periodical bulletin Ethnological Information (founded 1969), published by the Slovak Ethnographic Society (now the Ethnographic Society of Slovakia) and the Institute of Ethnology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (now the Institute of Ethnology and Social Anthropology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences). Later, the Slovak National Museum in Martin became a co-publisher of Ethnological Debates. Until 2008, the Institute of Ethnology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, the Slovak National Museum and the Ethnographic Society of Slovakia were publishing together. From 2008 to 2018, the publishers were the Ethnographic Society of Slovakia, the Institute of Social and Cultural Studies at the University of Matej Bel in Banská Bystrica and the Institute of Ethnology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava. It is currently published by the Ethnographic Society of Slovakia.

Address of the publisher: Ethnographic Society of Slovakia, Klemensova 19, 813 64 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
E-mail: narodopisnaspolocnostslovenska@gmail.com

OPEN ACCESS

The journal was published in print until the 1/2021 issue, since the 2/2021 issue it has become a fully electronic online journal applying the principle of open access.



Declaration of open access
Ethnological Debates is a bi-annual open access scientific journal as defined by BOAI. Individual authors' texts are subject to a public license [CC BY]. The content of the journal is freely available on the public Internet. Any user of the public Internet is free to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full text of articles without seeking prior permission from the journal publisher or author. The contents of all issues since 2/2021 may be used for any purpose, including commercial use.
All contents of Ethnological Narratives from issue 2/2021 onwards are freely available to readers under a Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE JOURNAL
The original functions of the periodical were informational (informing members of the scientific society and the Slovak ethnological community) and professional (based on publishing scientific and professional contributions from the spectrum of ethnology). Since 2004, the publication of Ethnological Debates has been focused on monothematic issues, each with the same sections. Since 2018, the journal has focused on narratives as an essential part of ethnological and anthropological research.
The articles published in Ethnological Debates use qualitative methods. Individual rubrics of the journal are devoted to empirical and theoretical studies, discussions on qualitative research issues, essays, reviews, and interviews with prominent scholars. The main strategy of the editors is to present the results of empirical research and to encourage discussions among ethnologists, anthropologists and other social scientists.
The journal is published twice a year, primarily in Slovak. Contributions are accepted in Slovak, Czech and English.


Editorial deadlines: 28 February and 31 August

EDITORIAL office

Editor-in-Chief:
Tatiana BUŽEKOVÁ (tatiana.buzekova@uniba.sk)
Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Arts, Department of Ethnology and Museology

Editors:
Dominika LEŠKOVÁ (dominika.leskova@uniba.sk)
Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Arts, Department of Ethnology and Museology
Michal UHRIN (michal.uhrin@uniba.sk)
Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Arts, Department of Ethnology and Museology

E-mail: etnologicke.rozpravy@gmail.com

Editorial address: Department of Ethnology and Museology, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University in Bratislava, Gondova 2, 811 02 Bratislava, Slovak Republic

HOME EDITORIAL BOARD

Jana AMBRÓZOVÁ (jambrozova@ukf.sk)
University of Constantine the Philosopher in Nitra, Faculty of Arts, Department of Ethnology and Folklore Studies
Martina BOCÁNOVÁ (martina.bocanova@ucm.sk)
University of St. Cyril and Methodius, Faculty of Arts, Department of Ethnology and Non-European Studies
Daniel DRÁPALA (drapala@phil.muni.cz)
Masaryk University, Faculty of Arts, Department of European Ethnology
Tatiana KADLECOVÁ (tatiana.kadlecova@snm.sk)
Slovak National Museum
Katarína KOŠTIALOVÁ (katarina.kostialova@umb.sk)
Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica, Faculty of Arts, Department of Social Studies and Ethnology
Katarína POPELKOVÁ (katarina.popelkova@savba.sk)
Slovak Academy of Sciences, Institute of Ethnology and Social Anthropology
Blanka SOUKUPOVÁ (6446@mail.fhs.cuni.cz)
Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Humanities

INTERNATIONAL EDITORIAL BOARD

Nevena Škrbić ALEMPIJEVIĆ (Croatia) (nskrbic@ffzg.hr)
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology
Martin BROCKI (Poland) (marcin.brocki@uj.edu.pl)
Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology
Dmitry FUNK (Russia) (d_funk@iea.ras.ru)
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Ethnology
Chris KNIGHT (UK) (chris.knight@live.com)
University College London, Faculty of Anthropology
László KÜRTI (Hungary) (kurti1953@gmail.com)
University of Miskolc, Institute of Applied Social Sciences
Rajko MURŠIČ (Slovenia) (rajko.mursic@ff.uni-lj.si)
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology
Andrei ZNAMENSKI (USA) (aznamenski@gmail.com)
University of Memphis, Department of History

PUBLISHING ETHICS

The editors of Ethnological Debates accept for review original, previously unpublished papers that are not under review at the time of submission, as well as the English version of revised papers that have already been published in the national language. In the latter case, the author is required to notify the editors of this fact when offering the manuscript.
In considering ethical issues that may arise in the peer review process, the editors are guided by the principles developed by Elsevier as articulated on the Publishing Ethics Resource Kit website.

REVIEW PROCEEDINGS

Once a manuscript is submitted, the editors will acknowledge receipt by email. All manuscripts undergo an initial review by the editorial office, which will notify the authors within 2 weeks of its decision to accept/not to accept the manuscript for further processing or requests for manuscript revisions. The editors will not accept manuscripts that are not in line with the journal's professional focus, do not meet the basic requirements for a professional text, are ethically problematic, etc. The editorial decision must be confirmed by the journal's Editorial Board.
If accepted, the studies and research reports undergo further assessment by two independent experts. In this process, the editors of Ethnological Debates follow the principles of a mutually anonymous peer review process. The editors select the reviewers on the basis of competence in the relevant subject matter. However, the editors also take into account that the reviewers and authors do not have conflicts of interest and/or personal relationships that could significantly influence the outcome of the review process. The reviewers are asked to comment in particular on the following issues: the professional level of the manuscript (argument, handling of the literature, quality of the ethnographic data, originality of the results, scientific contribution) and the formal level of the manuscript (linguistic and stylistic aspects, formatting of the text). If the reviewers fundamentally disagree in their assessment of the manuscript, the editors approach a third independent assessor.
The editors will then notify the authors of the outcome of the review process, which may take the following forms: recommendation for publication without changes, reworking or rejection. In the latter two cases, the author is expected to comment on all the reviewers' comments - whether or not he/she has accepted the comment and, if not, to give a logical justification.
It is up to the editors to judge whether the changes made and the author's reasoning have been sufficiently justified. If they have not been, the editors will communicate further with the author and, in the event of disagreement, submit their opinion to the Editorial Board. The Editorial Board makes the final decision on the acceptance/non-acceptance of the manuscript.
If the author does not consider the editorial decision and/or the reviews justified, he/she may explain his/her position in a letter to the Editorial Board. The contents of the letter are communicated to the respective reviewers and the Editorial Board. The Editorial Board will decide on the further course of action and will give reasons in its reply to the author.

GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS

RUBRICS

MAJOR ARTICLES and RESEARCH REPORTS
Articles and research reports present the results of empirical research which are interpreted using theories of the social sciences and humanities. The text must contain a clear argument, must be structured in accordance with it, must contain a brief description of the theoretical theses and methods used and must present the conclusions resulting from the empirical research and the theoretical interpretation. The text should be 18 000 – 45 000 characters long, including bibliography, footnotes and appendices. It must contain an abstract in English of 200 – 300 words and 5 – 7 keywords. Manuscripts go through peer reviewing process.

ESSAYS
The texts present the authors’ views on important issues in the social sciences and humanities; they do not necessarily contain the results of the authors’ empirical research. They must include critical arguments on current research issues in the social sciences and humanities, or address important academic issues, including the work of academic institutions. The text should be in the range of 5 400 – 36 000 characters, including a list of references and footnotes, and must contain an abstract in English of 200 – 300 words and 5 – 7 keywords. Manuscripts go through peer reviewing process.

DISCUSSIONS
The texts in this section are reflections of at least three authors on a specific issue. Like essays, they must include critical arguments on current research issues in the social sciences and humanities, or address important academic issues, including the work of academic institutions. The text of each author should be in the range of 5 400 – 36 000 characters, including the bibliography and footnotes, and must contain an abstract in English of 200 – 300 words and 5 – 7 key words.

PERSONALITY
This section includes interviews with important personalities of the academic sphere or overviews of professional activities of such personalities with a critical evaluation of their works. The text should be in the range of 5 400 – 36 000 characters, including a list of references and footnotes.

REVIEWS
The reviews are intended to inform about new or otherwise important publications in the field of social sciences and humanities, including exhibitions and expositions, with a critical evaluation of their content. The range of a review is 3 600 – 9 000 characters, including spaces and footnotes.

BOOK ESSAYS
Book essays are critical reflections on several publications that deal with the same issue (at least three titles). The scope of the essay is 14 000 – 28 000 characters, including spaces and footnotes.

NEWS
These texts inform about important events in the academic sphere (conferences, symposia, professional meetings, etc.), and about life anniversaries, or deaths of important personalities, with an evaluation of their professional activities and works. A text ranges from 3 600 to 9 000 characters, including spaces and footnotes.

FORM OF MANUSCRIPTS

The manuscripts should be submitted electronically in file formats .doc, .docx and .rtf as email attachments to etnologicke.rozpravy@gmail.com. In the case of papers undergoing a peer reviewing process an anonymised version is also required, where the information that can identify the author (s) is removed.
The texts should be written in Times New Roman, 12, 1.5 spacing (footnotes: Times New Roman, 10, 1.0 spacing). The reference list of cited works should appear at the end of a paper. The entries should be arranged in alphabetical sequence by author(s) name(s).
The title page should contain:
• the title of the paper (including English version of the title);
• the name and e-mail of each author, their academic degrees, current position and professional affiliation as well as the address of the academic institution where the author works;
• any disclosures or acknowledgements;
• a total word count and the number of tables and/or figures included. The number of tables and figures (in total) must not exceed ten. Figures and tables should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals in order of appearance in the text. Figures or photos should be submitted as separate files in TIFF, JPG format with a resolution of at least 300 dpi or in EPS format with a resolution of at least 800 dpi; only placement indicators should appear in the main text. Each table and each figure must be accompanied by a description / title and a source; this data should be sent in a separate file.

Capitalization
• Use capitalization in the article title and headings (in English) for nouns, pronouns, verbs and adjectives.
• Prepositions and conjunctions are not capitalized (or, but, over, through, between).
• Always capitalize proper nouns, including author names and initials: D. Jones.
• If you refer to the title of a source within your paper, capitalize all words that are four letters long or greater within the title of a source: Permanence and Change. Exceptions apply to short words that are verbs, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, and adverbs: Writing New Media, There Is Nothing Left to Lose.
• In References list, only the first word of a title will be capitalized: Writing new media.
• When capitalizing titles, capitalize both words in a hyphenated compound word: Natural-Born Cyborgs.
• Capitalize the first word after a dash or colon: “Defining Film Rhetoric: The Case of Hitchcock’s Vertigo.”
• If the title of the work is italicized in your reference list, italicize it and use title case capitalization in the text: The Closing of the American Mind; The Wizard of Oz; Friends.
• If the title of the work is not italicized in your reference list, use double quotation marks and title case capitalization (even though the reference list uses sentence case): “Multimedia Narration: Constructing Possible Worlds;” “The One Where Chandler Can’t Cry.”

Headings
Level Format
1 Flush left, Boldface, Title Case Heading, 14
Text starts a new paragraph.
2 Flush Left, Boldface, Title Case Heading, 12
Text starts a new paragraph.
3 Flush Left, Boldface Italic, Title Case Heading, 12
Text starts a new paragraph.

GUIDELINES FOR CITATIONS AND REFERENCES

REFERENCE LIST


CALLS FOR PAPERS

ETNOLOGICKÉ ROZPRAVY / ETHNOLOGICAL DEBATES 2022 / 1

The body and society
The research on the body in a social and cultural context is one of the classic themes of ethnology and sociocultural anthropology. Questions about the body and physicality intersect with many areas of research in social sciences, including sexuality, physical and sports activities, and health and disease. Mass media representations, which are now part of everyday life all over the world, contain various depictions of the body and physiological processes. At the same time, moral norms are associated with the body in every culture, as well as a number of stereotypes. The prepared first issue of the journal Etnologické rozpravy / Ethnological Debates in the year 2022 will give space to contributions on cultural heritage. The editors invite analytic, theoretical, or synthetic articles, research reports, essays and discussions, focused especially (not, however, exclusively) on the following issues:
• Mass media representations of the body
• Gender aspects of the body and corporality
• Transgender and Queer studies
• History of research on the body and corporeality
• Moral assessment of physical and sexual practices in history and at present
• Medicine and health
• The body and sexuality
• Medicalization of the body and sexuality
• Sports and physical activities
• Methodological issues of research on the body and corporeality

Please send your abstract as an e-mail attachment to the editors, at the address etnologicke.rozpravy@gmail.com until January 15, 2022.
Final date for papers: March 31, 2022.

ETNOLOGICKÉ ROZPRAVY / ETHNOLOGICAL DEBATES 2022 / 2

City during socialist period
Research on the social life in the second half of the 20th century, or more precisely during the regime of state socialism, is one of the important themes in contemporary ethnological research in Slovakia. In addition to examining the memories associated with historical events and twists of political history, the research also focuses on the way of life, the culture of everyday life and the holidays of this period. It is especially important to follow this topic today, during the current urbanization and modernization of Slovakia in urban areas. The prepared issue of Ethnological Debates will focus on urban culture. The editors invite analytic, theoretical, or synthetic articles, research reports, essays and discussions, focused especially (not, however, exclusively) on the following issues linked to the pandemic:
• socialism in urban space
• building the city and its (new) inhabitants
• city and (industrial) factories
• living in the city
• the public space
• lifestyles
• holidays and festivities
• free time
• narrative representations of the city’s history
• the culture of modern (socialist) society
Please send your abstract as an e-mail attachment to the editors, at the address etnologicke.rozpravy@gmail.com and the address of the guest editor juraj.janto@uniba.sk until June 15, 2022.
Final date for papers: August 31, 2022.

Guest editor:
Mgr. Juraj Janto, PhD. (juraj.janto@uniba.sk)
Department of Ethnology and Museology, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University in Bratislava