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Zeitschrift für Erzählforschung / Journal of Folktale Studies / Revue d’Etudes sur le Conte Populaire

Ed. by Bönisch-Brednich, Brigitte / Stiefbold, Simone / Zimmermann, Harm-Peer

4 Issues per year

CiteScore 2017: 0.04

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Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2017: 0.303

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    Aims and Scope

    Fabula is an international medium of discussion for all issues relevant to historical and comparative folk narrative research. The fully peer-reviewed journal contains seven sections: articles, shorter contributions, research and conference reports, information, reviews, books received, announcements of the ISFNR. The article section deals with the study of popular narrative tradition in its various forms (folktales, legends, jokes and anecdotes, exempla, fables, ballads, pictorial media, contemporary genres) and with the interrelationship between oral and literary traditions. Interest focuses on Europe and its spheres of influence, which does, however, not exclude contributions from other cultural areas.


    Fabula is an organ of the International Society for Folk Narrative Research (ISFNR).



    German, English, French
    Type of Publication:

    Scholars of Folk Narratives, Literary Studies and Cultural Studies

    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors

    Please send your manuscripts to:
    Prof. Dr. Brigitte Bönisch-Brednich (brigitte.bonisch-brednich@vuw.ac.nz)
    Prof. Dr. Harm-Peer Zimmermann (harm-peer.zimmermann@uzh.ch)

    Please send manuscripts of reviews to:
    Dr. Simone Stiefbold
    Universität Zürich
    Institut für Sozialanthropologie und Empirische Kulturwissenschaft
    Populäre Kulturen
    Affolternstrasse 56
    CH-8050 Zürich-Oerlikon

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    Editorial Information

    Prof. Dr. Brigitte Bönisch-Brednich (brigitte.bonisch-brednich@vuw.ac.nz)
    Dr. Simone Stiefbold (stiefbold@isek.uzh.ch)
    Prof. Dr. Harm-Peer Zimmermann (harm-peer.zimmermann@uzh.ch)

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    • how can I contact the editorial, since my emails fail to deliver or I get confirmation of newsletter.

      posted by: Mojtaba Mozafari on 2013-01-20 10:18 AM (Europe/Berlin)

    • Please send your manuscripts to: Professor Dr. Hans-Jörg Uther / Christine Shojaei Kawan, e-mail: ckawan@gwdg.de, and reviewer's copies and manuscripts of reviews to: Dr. Doris Boden, e-mail: dboden@gwdg.de

      posted by: De Gruyter Online on 2013-01-21 10:48 AM (Europe/Berlin)