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Journal "Letonica"

"Letonica" is an interdisciplinary scholarly journal in publication since 1998. The journal publishes original, previously unpublished articles in the fields of the humanities and social sciences. All articles are peer-reviewed.

The journal is indexed in Scopus, ERIH PLUS and EBSCO.

Editor-in-chief: Mg. phil. Artis Ostups


Editorial board: Dace Bula, Peter Burke (UK), Raimonds Briedis, Dace Dzenovska (UK), Didier Francfourt (France), Benedikts Kalnačs, Inta Gale Carpenter (USA), Deniss Hanovs, Ieva E. Kalniņa, Janīna Kursīte, Lalita Muižniece (USA), Juris Rozītis (Sweden), Sanita Reinsone, Anita Rožkalne, Pavel Štoll (Czech Republic), Jana Tesaržova (Slovakia), Rita Treija, Kārlis Vērdiņš, Guna Zeltiņa

The journal is published by the Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art of the University Latvia.

Publishing director: Una Balode


To read journal online click here.

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

The editor, authors, and reviewers of the journal Letonica have a responsibility to follow the standards ensuring compliance with publishing ethics. The responsibility of the magazine’s editorial board is to prevent violations of publishing ethics. The guidelines for the editor, authors and reviewers of the magazine are based on COPE’s Code of Conduct for Journal Editors.

Responsibilities of the editor

The editor makes the decision to publish an article based on the conclusion made by reviewers. The editor ensures that articles are reviewed anonymously and objectively, and that the decision to publish an article is made solely on the basis of the article’s content. The editor must ensure the confidentiality of the peer-review process.

Responsibilities of the reviewer

The reviewer observes confidentiality during the peer-review process and remains objective when reviewing articles. The reviewer determines whether references for all of the used sources have been provided in the article. If the reviewer is not sure of his or her competence in reviewing articles or if a conflict of interest forms, he or she informs the editor so that another reviewer can be appointed.

Responsibilities of authors

Authors observe the article submitting guidelines that are available on the journal's homepage. Authors submit works that are completely original and cannot submit works that are fully or partly submitted / published elsewhere. Authors are obliged to provide references to all of the sources used in the article. The manuscript authorship is limited only to those authors who have provided a significant contribution to the creation of the article.

Guidelines for Submitting Articles

The recommended volume of the article (with references and summary) is 20 000–50 000 characters (including spaces). References must be formatted as endnotes (in Roman script). The recommended volume of the summary is 1000–3000 characters. Five to six keywords should be identified for each article.


The Latin alphabet must be used throughout the whole text. Books using Cyrillic or any other writing system must be identified by their Latin transliteration, following the ISO 9 standard. The transliteration rules for Cyrillic characters:

1) Books:

Van Maanen J. Tales of the Field: On Writing Ethnography. Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 1988. P. 67.

2) Collections of articles:

Ethnography and Personhood. Notes from the Field. Ed. M. W. Meister. Jaipur and New Delhi: Rawat, 2005.

3) Articles in books:

Backus O. P. The Impact of the Baltic and Finnic peoples upon Russian History. Baltic History. Ed. A. Ziedonis, W. L. Winter, and M. Valgemäe. Columbus: AABS, 1974. P. 3–11.

4) Journal articles:

Ben-Amos D. Toward a Definition of Folklore in Context. Journal of American Folklore. 1971. No. 84. P. 3–15.

5) Newspaper articles:

O'Rourke M. The Latvian Debutante's Handbook. The New York Times. June 27, 2004.

6) Internet sources:

Puzik A. The Baltics: What's Wrong with Being 'East' Anyway? The Guardian. June 20, 2014. (Last accessed January 2, 2015)

Subsequent references to a previously cited source should be abbreviated:

1) Van Maanen J. Tales of the Field: On Writing Ethnography. P. 67.

2) Ben-Amos D. Toward a Definition of Folklore in Context. P. 14.

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