Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Studies

Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Studies (E-ISSN: 2149-1291) is a peer-reviewed and biannual online international journal and it is an interdisciplinary academic journal, JECS publishes theoretical, methodological and empirical research from all disciplines dealing with ethnicity and culture. Concerned primarily with critical reviews of current research, JECS enables a space for questions, concepts and findings of formative influence in ethnic and cultural studies. The journal accepts article submissions online or by e-mail.

jets The scopes of the journal include:

  • Identity Politics
  • Minorities
  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Immigration/Migration
  • Diaspora
  • Multicultural Education
  • Popular Culture
  • Cultural Studies
  • Transnationalism
  • Citizenship and Policies of Integration

The journal is included in:

  • Crossref
  • DOAJ
  • EconLit
  • Google Scholar
  • JournalTOCs
  • Open J-Gate
  • Open Science Directory
  • PKP Open Archives Harvester
  • ScienceGate
  • SFU Library
  • Ulrich's
  • Worldcat


  • 2015 Q2: Articles Received: 16; Accepted: 5; Rejected: 11; Published: 4; Retracted: 0
  • 2015 Q1: Articles Received: 17; Accepted: 8; Rejected: 9; Published: 6; Retracted: 0
  • 2014 Q1: Articles Received: 19; Accepted: 8; Rejected: 11; Published: 8; Retracted: 0


Open Access Policy:

This journal 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.

Copyright Policy:

By submitting a manuscript to JECS, authors agree to transfer without charge the following rights to JECS upon acceptance of the manuscript: first worldwide publication rights and the right for JECS to grant permissions as JECS editors judge appropriate for the redistribution of the article, its abstract, and its metadata in professional indexing and reference services. Any revenues from such redistribution are used solely to support the continued publication and distribution of articles. The journal/publisher is not responsible for subsequent uses of the work.


Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

Paper Selection and Publishing Process

a) Submission Acknowledgement

When you submit a manuscript online, you will receive a submission acknowledgement letter sent by the online system automatically. For email submission, the editor or editorial assistant sends an e-mail confirmation to the submission’s author within one to three working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation, please check your bulk email box or contact the editorial assistant.

b) Basic Review

The editor or editorial assistant determines whether the manuscript fits the journal’s focus and scope. Next a check for the similarity rate is done using CrossCheck, powered by iThenticate. Any manuscripts out of the journal’s scope or containing plagiarism, including self-plagiarism, are rejected.


c) Peer Review

We use a double-blind system for peer review; both reviewers’ and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The submitted manuscript will be reviewed by at least two experts: one editorial staff member as well as one to three external reviewers. The review process may take two to four weeks.

d) Decision Is Made

The decision to accept or reject an article is based on the suggestions of reviewers. If differences of opinion occur between reviewers, the editor-in-chief will weigh all comments and arrive at a balanced decision based on all comments, or a second round of peer review may be initiated.

e) Notification of the Result of Review

The result of review will be sent to the corresponding author and forwarded to other authors.

f) Publication Notice

The authors and readers will be notified and invited to visit our website for the newly published articles.

Call for Papers- Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Studies

Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Studies (JECS) welcomes original research articles and book reviews for its next issue. The JECS is a biannual and peer-reviewed journal published in June and December.

We are seeking submissions for forthcoming issue published in June 2016. The paper should be written in professional English. The length of 4000-10000 words is preferred. All manuscripts should be prepared in MS-Word format, and submitted online: or sent to:

For any further information about the journal, please log on its website:

Submission Deadline: April 15, 2016



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