Oral Tradition

We are happy to announce that Oral Tradition, a peer-reviewed, open-access journal focusing on the world’s oral traditions and related forms from antiquity to the present day, has moved to a new home at Harvard University. Oral Tradition reaches more than 20,000 readers each year in over two hundred countries, and its electronic format facilitates both multimedia presentation of texts and access to more than thirty years of back issues. We welcome article submissions on a variety of topics pertaining to oral traditions broadly understood, from researchers working in fields such as comparative literature, folklore, ethnomusicology, anthropology, and allied disciplines.

Inquiries may be directed to the coeditors, David F. Elmer ( and John Zemke (, or to the managing editor, Panayotis League (

Our new, redesigned Web site will be up and running soon; in the meantime, please have a look at current and past issues at