Publishing activity of the Institute includes the journal Narodna umjetnost (Folk Art) and the book series Nova etnografija (New Ethnography) and Iz arhiva (From the Archive). In addition, the Institute publishes Ostala izdanja (Other Editions), which are created in cooperation with other publishers and institutions, as well as CDs and digital editions (Digitalna izdanja) of the Institute’s print publications.


NARODNA UMJETNOST: Croatian Journal of Ethnology and Folklore Research

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ISSN 1848-865X  (Online)
ISSN 0547-2504 (Print)
DOI: 10.15176/0547-2504

Publisher: Institut za etnologiju i folkloristiku

Editor-in-Chief: Iva Niemčić

Editors: Renata Jambrešić Kirin, Ivana Katarinčić, Suzana Marjanić, Ana-Marija Vukušić

International Advisory Board: Catherine Baker (Hull), Philip V. Bohlman (Chicago), Rolf W. Brednich (Göttingen), Sara Cohen (Liverpool), Sarah Czerny (Rijeka), Ondřej Daniel (Prague), Oskár Elschek (Bratislava), Dunja Fališevac (Zagreb), Catherine Foley (Limerick), Jonas Frykman (Lund), Eric Gordy (London), Adriana Helbig (Pittsburgh), Elsie Ivancich Dunin (Flagstaff), Aleksandar Jakir (Split), Stef Jansen (Manchester), Maria Kaliambou (New Haven), Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett (New York / Warsaw), Uršula Lipovec Čebron (Ljubljana), Gerald Florian Messner (Sydney), Sabina Mihelj (Loughborough), Svanibor Pettan (Ljubljana), Sanja Puljar D’Alessio (Rijeka), Sabine Rutar (Regensburg), Marko Terseglav (Ljubljana), Maria Todorova (New York), Piero Vereni (Mestre), Krzysztof Wroclawski (Warsaw)

Executive Editor: Vesna Beader

Address of the Editorial Board:

Institut za etnologiju i folkloristiku,
Šubićeva 42
10 000 Zagreb, PP 287
Phone: +385 1 4596-743, Fax: +385 1 4596-709

Narodna umjetnost is financially supported by the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia.

Indexing services: Anthropological Index Online (RAI), CEEOL – Central and Eastern European Online Library, DOAJ, EBSCO Humanities international complete, ERIH plus, IBBS – International Bibliography of the Social Sciences, MLA International Bibliography, MLA Directory of Periodicals, Open Folklore, RILM – Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale, SCOPUS

Narodna umjetnost was first published in 1962 as the annual published journal of the Institute of Folk Art in Zagreb (now the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research). The journal was regularly published on an annual basis until 1995, when from issue No. 32/1 it started to be published twice a year: the first issue is always in English, while the second issue is published in Croatian. Since 2018, the journal publishes articles in both issues in Croatian and English.

Until the 1970s, the journal was largely oriented towards folkloristics, concentrating mainly on ethnomusicological and ethnochoreological themes and on oral and folk literature. With the development of the ethnological profession within the Institute, the interdisciplinary significance of Narodna umjetnost has also grown. Today, the journal features articles from the fields of ethnology, cultural anthropology, philology, folkloristics, ethnomusicology and ethnochoreology. The editorial policy of Narodna umjetnost strives to bring together the heritage of diverse disciplines, to establish a balance between scientific theory and research practice, and to reconcile traditional ethnological and folkloristic demands with innovative approaches and new research issues.

Narodna umjetnost is committed to real and immediate open access for academic work. All of the articles and reviews are free to access immediately from the date of publication. There are no author charges prior to publication, and no charge for any reader to download articles and reviews for their own scholarly use.

The full texts from this journal can be used for personal or educational goals free of charge respecting the author’s and the publisher’s copyright.


NOVA ETNOGRAFIJA: Book series for the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research

“Nova etnografija” is perceived as a book series for the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research, whose primary purpose is the production of quality Masters and Doctoral works on different themes in the disciplines of ethnology, anthropology, ethnography and folklore studies. For the moment, a small number of publications have been produced on wide variety of themes related to the ones that the staff at the Institute are engaged in, which as well follow the most up to date trends in world academic research. The intention of the team is also to translate and publish particularly valuable academic works from abroad, which up until now have not been available in Croatian for either a professional readership or for general interest.

Editors: Ozren Biti, Tanja Halužan, Jelena Ivanišević