Focus and Scope

The official languages of the Journal of Tropical Ethnobiology are Indonesian and English, published by the Ethnobiology Society of Indonesia in collaboration with Research Center for Biology, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI). The journal publishes critical reviews, original research papers, short communications, notes, and comments covering all aspects of ethnobiology.

Journal of Tropical Ethnobiology readership is as wide and diverse as ethnobiology itself, with readers spanning from both the natural and social sciences. Not surprisingly, a glance at the papers published in the Journal reveals the depth and breadth of topics, extending from studies in archaeology and the origins of agriculture, to folk classification systems, to food composition, plants, birds, mammals, fungi, and everything in between.

Research areas published in Journal of Tropical Ethnobiology include but are not limited to neo- and paleo-ethnobiology, zooarchaeology, ethnobotany, ethnozoology, ethnopharmacology, ethnoecology, linguistic ethnobiology, human paleoecology, and many other related fields of study within anthropology and biology, such as taxonomy, conservation biology, ethnography, political ecology, and cognitive and cultural anthropology.

Journal of Tropical Ethnobiology does not limit itself to a single perspective, approach or discipline, but seeks to represent the full spectrum and wide diversity of the field of ethnobiology, including cognitive, symbolic, linguistic, ecological, and economic aspects of human interactions with our living world. Articles that significantly advance ethnobiological theory and/or methodology are particularly welcome, as well as studies bridging across disciplines and knowledge systems. Journal of Tropical Ethnobiology does not publish uncontextualized data such as species lists; appropriate submissions must elaborate on the ethnobiological context of findings.