Launching late 2022

Journal of Festival Culture Inquiry and Analysis (JFCIA) 

ISSN 2752-633X (Print)

ISSN 2752-6348 (Online)

The Festival Culture Research and Education Network will publish the Journal of Festival Culture Inquiry and Analysis. This open-access peer-reviewed journal focus on strong and serious submissions that foregrounds inquiry on festival culture that would not necessarily fall under festival culture because of its inter-, multi-, trans- or cross-disciplinary dimension.

This peer-reviewed journal intends to critically explore festival culture but through a comparative and inter-, multi, trans- and cross-disciplinary lens bringing together discourses pertinent to the study from across the arts, humanities, and social science fields. In doing so, we seek connections and perspectives for discussion, interrogation, and analysis. As we explore, expand, and articulate current approaches within the field we value topics and themes that may not normally find their way into discourses within the field.

FCRE Network's vision was translated into the Journal of Festival Culture Inquiry and Analysis

The journal echos FCRE's network vision:

(a) To explore all aspects of festivity and celebrations but not limited to:

rituals, ceremonies, parades, festival culture impacts on education, festive atmospheres and feelings, night-time festivals and leisure (night-time economy, urban night-lives, light festivals, nightlife and Caribbean and Caribbean diasporic carnival (mas', panorama, soca, and Dimanche Gras), tourism and fandom, parties, feasts, rites, balls, family reunions, banquets, harvest festivities, lore, gatherings (marches, rallies, commemorations, tributes, public and national holidays) performances, etc.

(b) Sharing knowledge, supporting collaboration, and exchange between the various artists, practitioners, organisations, stakeholders, academics, and postgraduate researchers as we want to engage a wide range of readers inside and outside academia. Thus, authors should keep the following in mind when writing pieces for submission: use 'plain language' avoid abbreviations, and provide clear explanations for complex concepts making sure that readers are not alienated by unfamiliar, difficult, complex, and overly wordy material.ƒ


“My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.”
—Ernest Hemingway


Abstracts of 500 words, selected papers are generally 5,000 words (Word doc. files) including reports will be considered for publishing in our peer-reviewed journal. However, abstracts/papers previously published or under consideration for publication while being evaluated for this Journal will not be accepted. Our double-blind peer-reviewed publication relies on academics on our editorial board to volunteer their time, and as such we do not pay authors. We aim to organise our reviews within a 4-6 week time frame.

Articles submitted to the Journal of Festival Culture Inquiry and Analysis must be original. The journal reserves the right to (but is not limited to): retract if published or reject submitted work even if it has been accepted, if we believe that it does not comply with our aims, violates our publishing policies, has been plagiarised, or copyright images used without permission.


Biography of 100 words (Word doc. files) should include your name, institution affiliation (if any), research interests, etc.

We welcome book reviews, review essays (which should focus on 3–5 recent books on a similar topic or theme) interviews, analysis of festival events, and interviews (between 800 and 1200 words). We also invite suggestions for guest editing a theme issue.