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  • The review has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided to the editor beforehand).
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  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

  • Remember, the goal of a scholarly review is to inform readers of the content, style, main argument(s), evidence, and overall feel of the work being reviewed, with attention to the contribution of the work and/or any concerns the reviewer may wish to identify.
  • If the reviewer's native language is other than English, we request the reviewer to seek an initial editorial reading from a native speaker of English.
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Bibliographic Information

  • JFRR conforms to style guidelines of the Journal of American Folklore, the 17th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style, and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary.

Bibliographic Examples


Bronner, Simon J. 1988. American Children's Folklore. Little Rock, AR: August House.


Geertz, Clifford. 1973. "Deep Play: Notes on the Balinese Cockfight." In The Interpretation of Cultures: Selected Essays by Cliffor Geertz, 412-53. New York: Basic Books.


Roberts, John M., and Brian Sutton-Smith. 1962. "Child Training and Game Involvement." Ethnology 1 (2):166-85.

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