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Published on 21 Apr 2020

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.

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. 

The journal does not consider articles purely focusing on phytopharmacology and phytochemistry. Ethnomedical articles must always include an ethnographical or anthropological perspective on local medicinal or food uses of plants, fungi, animals, and microbiota.

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Update on indexing

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

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."

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 2.9
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 3.6
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.534
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.694

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 5
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 60

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