Focus and Scope

Established in 1977, the Children's Folklore Review, is a publication of the Children's Folklore Section of the American Folklore Society. The journal regularly publishes articles on all aspects of children's traditions, including oral, customary, and material culture, as well as reviews of films, books, and exhibits. In addition, Children's Folklore Review will consider articles dealing with children's folklore in literature, education, popular culture, internet culture, play studies, and similar topics.

Peer Review Process

Double blind peer review

Publication Frequency


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. CFR does not require any fee for publication.

Journal History

The first issue of this journal was published in Autumn 1978 as “Children's Folklore Newsletter”. It was published under this name until Volume 10, No. 3  (Winter 1987). Beginning with Volume 11, Issue 1 (Fall 1988), it’s been known as the “Children’s Folklore Review”. It’s now published on an annual basis.