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Featured Editorial

Baby pangolins on my plate: possible lessons to learn from the COVID-19 pandemic

Published on 21 Apr 2020

Update on indexing

Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnobiology is now included in the JCR categories of Biodiversity Conservation and Plant Sciences.  

Announcing the launch of In Review

Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, in partnership with Research Square, is now offering In Review. Authors choosing this free optional service will be able to:

  • Share their work with fellow researchers to read, comment on, and cite even before publication
  • Showcase their work to funders and others with a citable DOI while it is still under review
  • Track their manuscript - including seeing when reviewers are invited, and when reports are received

Debate and Analysis articles now available for submission

To cater for a wider range of studies and research approaches, we are excited to announce that new article types have been introduced, to complement the standard Research and Review articles: Debate and Analysis

Read more about the criteria and manuscript guidelines.

Call for papers: Local knowledge systems

New Content Item

We welcome original contributions to a new thematic series: Local knowledge systems: how can they help to guide ecological transition and a freer world?

Over millennia, local knowledge systems (LKS) have been a pillar of people’s livelihoods in many peripheral communities throughout the world. In the current turbulent global situation, LKS are asked to contribute and help to cope with these uncertainties. 

This thematic series welcomes original contributions and reviews on how LKS may be operationalized for generating cohesive communities and also responsible citizens, both of which are urgently needed for maintaining and expanding freedom and human rights throughout the world. These processes could also help to better focalize what "citizens' science" should resemble in the real world over the next decades. 

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Aims and scope

Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine publishes original research focusing on cultural perceptions of nature and of human and animal health. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine invites research articles, reviews and commentaries concerning the investigations of the inextricable links between human societies and nature, food, and health. Specifically, the journal covers the following topics: ethnobotany, ethnomycology, ethnozoology, ethnoecology (including ethnopedology), ethnogastronomy, ethnomedicine, ethnoveterinary, as well as all related areas in environmental, nutritional, and medical anthropology. Read more. 

Editor's picks

New Content Item © authors

The legacy of traditional rice cultivation by descendants of Indian contract laborers in Suriname

Published on 18 Oct 2021

Local plant knowledge and its variation among farmer’s families in the Napf region, Switzerland

Published on 3 Sep 2021

Editor's quote

Professor Andrea Pieroni, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine

"Ethnobiology and ethnomedicine are exciting and revolutionary multidisciplinary fields at the center of many current debates on culturally appropriate management of the biodiversity and the human and animal health.

The Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine is a very timely initiative to foster a common platform devoted to scientists, practitioners, environmentalists, and policy makers for investigating cultural perceptions and cognition of the natural world and of disease and illness, as well as their meaning for comprehensive environmental and public health policies."

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