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“The Ethnology Notebooks” is bimonthly periodical issued by National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the Ethnology Institute of NAS of Ukraine. It had been founded in January 1995 at Lviv as published voice of a widely-known in Ukraine centre of studies in ethnology, folklore, art history and museology.

The appearance of specialized academic periodical had been entailed by intensive development of ethnographic knowledge under conditions of regained Ukrainian statehood, in the circumstances of sophisticated transformations in the whole sociocultural space and re-establishing of institutional ties with other ethnological centres in Ukraine and abroad.

The appearance of a new periodical had been quite important fact of public life as in then-a-day academic as well as university communities there was no intellectual platform for probing of scientific achievements and discussions concerning key problems of ethnos and nation, sphere of customs, dynamic changes in traditional ritualism, people’s knowledge and crafts, spiritual, material and aesthetical culture, world schools of ethnology, cultural anthropology, folklore studies, ethnical psychology, art history, museology, history and philosophy of culture etc.

In relatively short term “The Ethnology Notebooks” had exceeded its basal level of institutional medium of the Ethnology Institute of NAS of Ukraine and become all-national bank of data and a place for discussions in various aspects of Ukrainian ethnical traditionalism as well as in professional analytics concerned with sociocultural dynamics in the development of Ukrainian nation.

Now with “The Ethnology Notebooks” co-operate eminent scholars working in Ukraine and abroad, representatives of a number of research (academic and university) centres, scientists of middle and younger generations, incl. post-graduates and aspirants. The Editorial Board is looking forward for co-operation with everybody interested in publication of own elaborations in contemporary Humanities.

“The Ethnology Notebooks” is included in the List of scientific professional editions of Ukraine, in which the results of dissertations for the scientific degrees of the doctor and the candidate of sciences can be published.
Approved by orders of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.

  • Historical – order of MESU of 4.07.2014 р. #793
  • Philological – (Folklore) order of MESU of 29.12.2014 #1528
  • Art studies – order of MESU of 06.03.2015 #261

Thematics: problems of ethnology, history of culture, folklore research, art studies and other aspects of ethnological knowledge

Founders: National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, The Ethnology Institute of NAS of Ukraine

Year of Foundation: 1995

Certificate of State Registration: КВ № 15191-3763 ПР of 2009.02.27

Directions after Higher Attesting Commission Classification: History and theory of art, art criticism

Editor-in-Chief: Stepan Petrovych Pavluk (full member of NAS of Ukraine, H.D., prof.)

Responsible Secretaries: R.M.Yatsiv (Ph.D.F.A., lecturer)

Editorial Board – historical series: S. Pavluk (full member of NAS of Ukraine, H.D., prof.), R. Yatsiv (Ph.D.F.A., lecturer), R. Kyrchiv (academician of Ukrainian Higher School Academy of Sciences, D.A. in Philology, prof.), О. Poshyvailo(H.D., prof.), S. Segeda (H.D., prof.), M.Sopolyha (H.D., prof. (Slovakia)), Y. Taras (H.D., senior researcher), М. Tyvodar (H.D., prof.), R.Chmelyk (Ph.D.in Hist., senior researcher), V. Diakiv (Ph.D.in Philol., senior researcher);

Editorial Board – philology series: S. Pavluk (full member of NAS of Ukraine, H.D., prof.), R. Yatsiv (Ph.D.F.A., lecturer), R. Kyrchiv (academician of Ukrainian Higher School Academy of Sciences, D.A. in Philology, prof.), Y. Harasym (D.A. in Philology, prof.), V. Davydyuk (D.A. in Philology, prof.), V. Sokil (D.A. in Philology, prof.), H. Sokil (D.A. in Philology, lecturer), M. Dmytrenko (D.A. in Philology, prof.), B. Medvidsky (D.A. in Philology, prof. (Canada)), М. Mushynka (full member of NAS of Ukraine, H.D., prof. (Slovakia)), A. Nahachevsky (D.A. in Philology, prof. (Canada)), V. Diakiv (Ph.D.in Philol., senior researcher);

Editorial Board – series of art: S. Pavluk (full member of NAS of Ukraine, H.D., prof.), R. Yatsiv (Ph.D.F.A., lecturer), О. Bodnar (D.A., prof.), H. Vrochynska (Ph.D. in Art Hist., senior researcher), S. Hrytsa (corresp. member of National Ukrainian Academy of Arts, D.A., prof.), R. Zakharchuk-Chuhay (D.A., prof.), T. Kara-Vasylyeva (full member of National Ukrainian Academy of Arts, prof.), L. Milyayeva (corresp. member of National Ukrainian Academy of Arts, D.A., prof.), O. Nykorak (D.A., senior researcher), L. Sokoluk (D.A., prof.), H. Stelmashchuk (corresp. member of National Ukrainian Academy of Arts, D.A., prof.).

The politics of open acces

The editorial board of the journal “The Ethnology Notebooks” is guided in its work by international ethical rules of scientific publications and adheres to the policy of open access to published material. Users can read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles in this magazine. The only restriction on reproduction and distribution and the only condition of copyright in this area should be the author’s right to control the integrity of his work and binding references to his name when using the work and its citation. This is in line with the definition of BOAI (Budapest Open Access Initiative) of open access [to reviewed scientific literature].

Full-text access in real-time to the scientific articles of the Magazine on the official site in the section Archive of rooms.

Reviewing

 The procedure for independent reviewing is provided by all articles submitted to the editorial staff of the magazine. Reviewers – scientists who carry out research in the specialty. The quality of research, originality, novelty, structure of the article is evaluated.

Neither the author nor the reviewers are given information about each other. The sent article sends (without the author’s name) to two selected reviewers who are experts in this field.

Review of manuscripts is conducted confidentially. The disclosure of the confidentiality of the review of the manuscript violates the rights of the author. Editors do not disclose information relating to the manuscript to anyone other than authors and reviewers themselves. Violation of confidentiality is possible only in the case of a statement of unreliability or falsification of materials, in all other cases, its conservation is mandatory.

Responsibility for infringement of copyright and non-compliance with existing standards in the materials of the article rests with the author of the article. The author and reviewers are responsible for the reliability of the above facts and data, the validity of the conclusions and recommendations made and the scientific and practical level of the articles.

Reviewers send reviews to the editorial board, the editorial board takes the final decision on publication based on the conclusions of the reviewers.
In the case of a negative review or substantial remarks, the article may be rejected or returned to the author (authors) for revision.

The final decision, along with comments from reviewers, is sent to the author.

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Wax candle as ukrainian Christmas and epiphany ritualistic text
For the first time in native ethnology the article has brought some results of special study in sign functionality of a wax candle under the context of Ukrainian Christmas and Epiphany ritualistic text (ritualism of Christmas Eve, New Year, Epiphany Eve and Feast of Epiphany). The study has stated extremely high semiotic position of a wax candle as projection of Sun, mediator between the spheres of sacral and prophane elements, symbolic analogue of human existence, apotropy, cultural symbol re-establishing borders of acculturated space.
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Traditional folk clothes of velikobychkovsky hutsuly of XIX — the first half of XX century
In the study based upon numerous field materials, literature sources as well as ethnographic, historio-cultural and regional museum collections has been performed complex analysis in traditional folk clothes by Hutzul population of Velyky Bychkiv village in Transcarpathian region. Detailed descriptions of femi­nine and masculine clothing complexes of the mentioned area have been presented. In characterizing of those main attention has been paid to the detail of cut in separate components of dress; cut of feminine shirt has been added as an illustration.
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On bessarabian and moldavian ukrainians in the studies of historical ethnography
The article has thrown some light upon a sum of scientific findings got during XIX to XXI cc. in historio-ethnographic studies of Bessarabia and Moldavian Ukrainians. In the pre­sent paper has been given author’s answer to the problem of lacking progress as for the numerous themes concerning Ukrainians. State and achievements of the research-works in Ukrainians’ material and spiritual culture by the scientists of Moldavia and Ukraine through the years of independence has been exposed.
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Daily bread baking of ukrainians in the south-western ethnographical region at the late XIX to early XXI cc.
The paper has dealt with analytic study in prescriptions, signs, customs, methods, ways of selection, procurement and some peculiarities in usage of subsidiary means — water, firewood and leaves in bread baking. The final aim of the mentioned actions had been (and still is) selection of the means and ingredients fit, by their characteristics, for the backing of bread. The paper has demonstrated dependence of bread backing subsi­diary means criteria from the folk nutritional standards and world outlook stereotypes as well as from regional social and economic, natural and geographical factors and peculiarities of material culture.
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