Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography (JUE) is an online publication for undergraduate academic writing. The JUE seeks to publish original ethnographic research by undergraduate students working in a variety of disciplines. Our goal is to bring readers insights into subcultures, practices, and social institutions. We expect crossovers with anthropology, sociology, urban studies, and area studies, as well as programs in education, design, or management.


Section Policies


The JUE encourages undergraduates or those who have graduated within the past twelve months to submit manuscripts for consideration. Manuscripts must be based on original research conducted using ethnographic methods, on any topic in the social sciences.

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Peer Review Process

Each manuscript will be reviewed by one member of the Senior Editorial Board. Authors' identities are not blinded.


Publication Frequency

The Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography is normally published twice a year.


Open Access Policy

The JUE is an Open Access journal that provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. We want to maximize exposure and distribution for our authors. There are no access costs to readers and no publication costs to authors. However, to protect authors' intellectual work we use a strict Creative Commons license that allows others to download works and share them as long as they credit the authors, but they can’t change the works in any way or use them commercially. Authors retain the right to grant other permissions.


Senior Editorial Board

Karen McGarry, editor-in-chief, McMaster University
Martha Radice, co-editor, Dalhousie University
Jason Patch, founding editor, Roger Williams University
Thomas Abrams, Queen's University
Hussein A. Amery, Colorado School of Mines
Hülya Arik, University of Toronto
Lachlan Barber, Hong Kong Baptist University
Christine Barwick, Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin
Travis Beaver, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
David Beriss, University of New Orleans
Nathalie Boucher, Université de Montréal
Julian Brash, Montclair State University
Mike Callaghan, Zurich International School
Daniel Chornet, Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus
Maggie Cummings, University of Toronto Scarborough
Daina Cheyenne Harvey, College of the Holy Cross
Jeffrey Denis, McMaster University
Anthony Graesch, Connecticut College
Eric Henry, Saint Mary's University
William G. Holt, Birmingham-Southern College
Maura Kelly, Portland State University
Detlev Krige, University of Pretoria
Maria Lowe, Southwestern University
Helen Macdonald, University of Cape Town
Gary W. McDonogh, Bryn Mawr College
Carole McGranahan, University of Colorado
Thomas McIlwraith, University of Guelph
Phillip McIntyre, University of Newcastle, Australia
Ulrike Müller, Maastricht University
Richard E. Ocejo, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY
Yung-Yi Diana Pan, Brooklyn College, CUNY
Gwendolyn Y. Purifoye, University of Notre Dame
Isabel Ramos Lobato, University of Helsinki
Simon Runkel, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Matt Sakakeeny, Tulane University
Sarah Shulist, Queen's University
Angela Stroud, Northland College
Ellen Sweeney, Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation
Nicole Trujillo-Pagán, Wayne State University
Helen Vallianatos, University of Alberta
Bettina van Hoven, University of Groningen
Susan Vincent, St. Francis Xavier University
Alexandra Widmer, York University