Submission Guidelines

Global Ethnographic is a peer-reviewed, open-access, multimedia online journal. We publish ethnographic field research and perspectives about the social world, from a broad range of disciplines and on various topics. The essays we publish draw on original first-hand research and engage with socio-cultural phenomena in critical ways. Essays address themes that are of interest to both academics and the general public, using accessible language. We accept essays not longer than 3,000 words, including notes and references.  


Submission Review Process

1. Peer Review

First, your essay will be assessed with regard to its relevance to the aims and scope of Global Ethnographic as outlined above. If accepted for peer review, your essay will be assessed by two or three anonymous reviewers. Read more on how the peer review process works here.


2. Publication

Once your essay has been reviewed, you may be asked to revise it according to the reviewers’ comments. If your essay is accepted for publication, you will be asked to sign a ‘Publishing Agreement’ which will be sent to you via email. You will be contacted also with regard to final edits, including formatting and visual content. Global Ethnographic reserves the right to refuse publishing an essay at any time.


Style Guide

Essays should be submitted as Word or RTF documents, and sent to: All text should be in 12-point font, double spaced, and in a single-column format. We follow the Harvard Citation Style with regard to issues of style and formatting (click here for a comprehensive guide provided by the University of Western Australia). For spelling, we use British English and follow the Merriam Webster Online. With regard the use of tables and endnotes, please see below sections. In your essay, please include an abstract of up to 150 words and list up to eight key words. Pages must be numbered in the bottom right-hand corner. If your essay is accepted for publication, you will be asked to specify your contact details and acknowledgments, and sign a statement with regard to copyrights and conflict of interest.



Please keep the use of tables to a minimum, and number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. When using table footnotes, place footnotes below the table using superscript lowercase letters.


Endnotes and Footnotes

The use of endnotes and footnotes in the main text should be avoided and all such information incorporated into the text. If completely necessary, a small number of endnotes can be listed separately at the end of the text. Endnotes should be identified with superscript Arabic numbers.


Visual Media/Enriched Content

Global Ethnographic encourages visual representations (including video material) to support and enhance your research. If you include images, please make sure these are not more than 200kb at 72dbi.


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