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Oklahoma Folklife Center

The mission of the Oklahoma Folklife Center is to collect and preserving folklife and traditions of Oklahoma. In addition, the Center encourages communities and organizations to host folklife events and to preserve artifacts representing Oklahoma's cultural diversity.

Oklahoma Folks, the Online Journal of Oklahoma Folklife

Editorial Policy

Oklahoma Folks actively seeks manuscripts that deal with Oklahoma's folklife and oral traditions. Suitable topics are reflected in the titles on the home page of Oklahoma Folks. Articles submitted to the Oklahoma Folklife Center and should conform to The Chicago Manual of Style, 14th ed. (University of Chicago Press). Manuscripts should be from 500 to 5,000 words in length (excluding endnotes), and be typed double-spaced, with endnotes typed double-spaced and placed at the end of the manuscript. The manuscript should be sent on computer disk or via email in Microsoft Word format. "Hard-copy" manuscripts will also be considered. Photo Essays on Oklahoma folklife should consist of from 5 to 15 images (jpg) and should be accompanied by a 300 to 800 word essay. Refer to photo essay format for more details and an outline.

The editor reserves the right to make any editorial changes deemed necessary for the sake of clarity, accuracy, or conformity to an adopted style. The editor also reserves the right to submit all manuscripts to two members of an editorial advisory board or two recognized authorities in the field of study who will make recommendations to the editor. Before publication, authors must sign a copyright waiver form which grants to the Oklahoma Folklife Center one-time publication rights. Appropriate photographs or digital images should be supplied with the manuscript. The Oklahoma Folklife Center is not responsible for manuscripts or illustrations sent through the mails or via email. To safeguard against loss of valuable materials, authors should not send the only existing copies of manuscripts or rare photographs. Authors of articles submitted to Oklahoma Folks are responsible for obtaining written permission from the copyright holder if the article has been published elsewhere.

Send submissions to: mrarchives@okhistory.org to the Oklahoma Folklife Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73105. Permission form for interviews and photographs.

View the index of Oklahoma Folks online articles.