Aims and Scope

Ethos is an interdisciplinary and international quarterly journal devoted to scholarly articles dealing with the interrelationships between the individual and the sociocultural milieu, between the psychological disciplines and the social and cultural disciplines. Ethos is the official journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology (http://www.aaanet.org/sections/spa/).

The journal publishes work from a wide spectrum of research perspectives. Recent issues, for example, include papers on religion and ritual, medical and psychiatric practice, addiction and recovery, political economy and psychological institutions, phenomenology and psychoanalysis, child and life-span development, emotion, cognitive modeling and cultural belief systems. Research reports may use a wide range of methodological approaches and epistemological standpoints, although qualitative, ethnographic, and mixed-methods approaches are typical.


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Abstracting and Indexing Information

  • Anthropological Index (Royal Anthropological Institute)
  • Anthropological Literature (Harvard University)
  • ASSIA: Applied Social Sciences Index & Abstracts (ProQuest)
  • Current Contents: Social & Behavioral Sciences (Thomson Reuters)
  • eHRAF: World Cultures (HRAF)
  • IBSS: International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (ProQuest)
  • Journal Citation Reports/Social Science Edition (Thomson Reuters)
  • Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts (ProQuest)
  • ProQuest Psychology Journals (ProQuest)
  • PsycINFO/Psychological Abstracts (APA)
  • SCOPUS (Elsevier)
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (Thomson Reuters)
  • SocINDEX (EBSCO Publishing)