Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
Publisher: BioMed Central
Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine is an Open Access, peer-reviewed,
online journal that aims to promote the exchange of original knowledge and
research in any area of ethnobiology and ethnomedicine.
Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine invites manuscripts and reviews
based on original interdisciplinary research and studies worldwide on the
inextricable relationships between human cultures and nature, Traditional
Environmental/Ecological Knowledge (TEK), folk and traditional medical
knowledge, as well as the relevance of these for primary health care
policies in developing countries.
Specifically, the journal will cover the following topics: ethnobotany,
ethnozoology, ethnoecology, ethnopharmacy, ethnomedicine, ethnoveterinary,
traditional medicines, traditional healthcare in households and domestic
arenas, migrant healthcare/urban ethnobiology, pluralistic healthcare in
developing countries, evidence-based community health, visual ethnobiology
and ethnomedicine, gender studies and ethnobiology, as well as other related
areas in nutritional, medical and visual anthropology.
The fields of ethnobiology, ethnopharmacy and ethnomedicine have greatly
increased in "critical mass" over the last few years and have gained growing
attention from the media and external stakeholders such as the World Health
Organisation and the European Union Commission. Nevertheless, this broad,
interdisciplinary scientific area does not yet have a "reference journal".
The need for a brand new journal devoted to these particular studies is seen
as a priority by many scholars - especially the youngest and most dynamic
members of the scientific ethnobiological/ethnomedical community - as well
as by many researchers from developing countries.
Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine considers the following types of
* Research - reports of data from original research
* Reviews - comprehensive, authoritative descriptions of any subject within
the scope of Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine; these articles are
usually written by opinion leaders that have been invited by the Editorial
Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to Journal of Ethnobiology
and Ethnomedicine using the online submission system.
Dr Andrea Pieroni
Lecturer in Pharmacognosy
University of Bradford
Department of Pharmacy, School of Life Sciences
Abstracts available online. Articles available in HTML and PDF format.
Current Issue: Volume 1:9 (1 November 2005)
Date: 2 November 2005