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JFCIA was first launched on 23 December, 2022.

Journal of Festival Culture Inquiry and Analysis (JFCIA) 

ISSN 2752-633X (Print)  ISSN 2752-6348 (Online)

The Festival Culture Research and Education Network publishes the Journal of Festival Culture Inquiry and Analysis. The journal is open access and double-blind peer-reviewed, accepting submissions exploring festival-related inquiry that fall outside conventional festival culture frameworks due to its inter-, multi-, trans- and cross-disciplinary nature. This is a free journal and there are no publication fees for authors. Visit our peer-reviewer page if you are interested in becoming a reviewer. Download a free copy of our journal from our website.  

This peer-reviewed journal intends to critically explore festival culture but from a comparative, inter-, multi-, trans-, and cross-disciplinary perspective bringing together discourses pertinent to the study from across the arts, humanities, and social sciences fields. By doing so, we seek connections and perspectives for discussion, interrogation, and analysis. Our goal is to expand, articulate, and explore current approaches within the field, while simultaneously incorporating topics and themes that might not otherwise enter the discourse.

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


Articles are peer-reviewed by JFCIA editors. An article which has been peer-reviewed successfully and is suitable for publication will be published.


Abstracts of 500 words, selected articles of 5,000 words (Word doc. files) including reports will be considered for publication 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 volunteering their time, and as such we do not pay authors. We aim to organise our reviews within a 4-6 week time frame.

Journal of Festival Culture Inquiry and Analysis requires original articles to be submitted to the Journal. In the event that we are of the opinion that an article does not comply with our goals, violates our publishing policies, has been plagiarized, or is being used without permission, we reserve the right to retract or reject the work if it has already been accepted. Articles can also be withdrawn after they have been published.


Please include a 100-word bio (Word docs) which must include your full name, affiliation (if available), research interests, etc.

Our journal is accepting book reviews, review essays (which should focus on three to five recent titles on a similar topic or theme), interview evaluations, analyses of festival events, and interviews (between 800 and 1200 words). We are also open to guest editors editing theme issues.

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