The American Folklore Society’s publications focus on current research and timely concerns from around the world. They include our flagship publication, the Journal of American Folklore, as well as publications by AFS sections, including the Children’s Folklore Review, Digest: a Journal of Foodways and Culture, The Folklore Historian, Jewish Cultural Studies, New Directions in Folklore, and The Folklore and Education Section’s annual newsletter.
Journal of American Folklore
Our quarterly journal is one of the oldest and most respected folklore journals in the world, featuring work that engages with the broad field of folklore across academic, public, and applied works.
Children’s Folklore Review
A digital, open-access publication of the Children's Folklore Section of the American Folklore Society that regularly publishes articles on all aspects of children's traditions, as well as reviews of films, books, and exhibits.
Digest: A Journal of Foodways and Culture
Since 1977, the Foodways Section of the American Folklore Society has published this journal, now online, devoted to work that explores aspects of food, culture, and identity.
The Folklore Historian
Sponsored by the History and Folklore Section of the American Folklore Society, this print journal is devoted to connections of folklore with history and history of folklore studies.
Jewish Cultural Studies
The AFS Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Section partners with the Littman Library of Jewish Civilization to publish the Jewish Cultural Studies book series, each volume devoted to a theme and containing essays from various authors.
New Directions in Folklore Journal
The online journal of the New Directions in Folklore Section is an AFS-based community dedicated to pushing the envelope of scholarship in the exploration of contemporary culture.