Focus and Scope

ETNOSIA: Jurnal Etnografi Indonesia was published to develop and enrich scientific discussion for scholars who put interest in socio-cultural issues in Indonesia, specific on local wisdom, local knowledge, and the local community. This journal applies the single-blind peer-reviewed process in selecting a high-quality article. Editors welcome research-based articles, desk research articles, and ethnographic notes submission. The author’s argument doesn’t need to be in line with editors.

The scope of the research articles published in this journal deal with;

  1. The article presents the results of an ethnographic/qualitative research in a certain topic and is related to ethnic/social groups in Indonesia;
  2. The article is an elaborated discussion of applied and collaborative research with strong engagement between the author and the collaborator’s subject in implementing intervention programs or any other development initiative that puts emphasis on social, political, and cultural issues.

The scope of the book review/literature review published in this journal deal with;

  1. Theoretical writing elaborates on a social and cultural theory linked with the theoretical discourse of anthropology. 
  2. The article is a critical review of anthropological references and other ethnography books that must be published at least in the last 5 years.
  3. Review papers exist for the expression of opinions and allow authors to submit material that may not be appropriate for original research articles but which contains ideas worthy of publication.

The scope of the Ethnographic notes published in this journal deal with;

  1. Ethnographic notes are views that are written and presented in a non-academic style but provide important insights and information relevant to local wisdom, local knowledge, or local community in Indonesia. It is one important element in a broader scholar-activism that the journal is committed to.
  2. The type of Ethnographic notes is any stand-alone commentary, interview, field report, event analysis, or movement profile manuscript -- or a combination of more than one of any of these. The length of the manuscript will necessarily vary, but a target of somewhere between 4,000 and 7,000 words is preferred.

The scope of the articles published in this journal deal with a broad range of topics, including:

  • Social and Cultural Anthropology;
  • Law Anthropology;
  • Economic Anthropology;
  • Ecological Anthropology;
  • Maritime Anthropology;
  • Agricultural Anthropology;
  • Social Identity;
  • Interactionisme and Simbolisme;
  • Business Anthropology;
  • The religion of Anthropology;
  • Ethnography of Communication;
  • Medical Anthropology.
  • Anthropological Tourism.