About the Journal

ISSN 2641-9939


Published online once a year, the Journal of Festive Studies draws together academics from all disciplines who share an interest in festivities, including holiday celebrations, family rituals, carnivals, religious feasts, processions and parades, civic commemorations, etc.

We welcome any contributions related to festive studies on a rolling basis. Please check our announcements page for calls for papers related to special topics to be addressed in upcoming issues.

The journal encourages submissions of original research and analysis from both established and emerging scholars. In addition to traditional academic essays, it invites contributions that incorporate digital media such as visualizations, interactive timelines and maps, video and imagery. Occasional thematic issues or sections will enable multi-faceted perspectives on a topic.


All original articles published by JFS undergo a rigorous double-blind peer review process prior to publication.


All JFS articles and reviews are published open access by H-Net under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 US) license. Authors retain copyright over their own work, and permit distribution for non-commercial purposes, as long as the the author(s) and original publication are credited and the work is not altered or modified in any way.

Every effort has been made to trace copyright holders and to obtain their permission for the use of copyrighted materials, such as images. The editors would be grateful to learn of any errors, omissions, or corrections by email at submissions-festive-studies@mail.h-net.org.

There are no charges to submit or publish in the Journal of Festive Studies.