Focus & Scope

The Journal of Video Ethnography (JVE) is an online, international, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the publication and advancement of video as a method for exploring human society, systems, and cultures and as a medium for presenting the findings of those explorations. JVE publishes ethnographic studies where video is the principal methodological component and the primary form of output. JVE's editors will not consider decontextualized "clips" or videos that require text documents to be understood. The ideal candidate for JVE publication is the "ethnografilm," an analytically rich, self-standing video whose rhetorical structure emerges from systematically collected ethnographic audiovisual data.


JVE publishes two regular issues per year and a special issue consisting of films screened at the annual Ethnografilm Festival in Paris.