The international journal "Ethnosport and Traditional Games" founded in 2019 the Russian Research Institute of natural and cultural heritage named after D. S. Likhachev on the proposal of the International non-governmental organization World Ethnosport.
The mission of the journal is to publish the results of scientific research on anthropology, cultural studies and Economics of traditional games and ethnosport. The editorial policy is in line with UNESCO programmes for the preservation of intangible cultural heritage, dialogue of cultures and the promotion of cultural diversity for the sustainable development of society.
The journal is a quarterly peer-reviewed scientific publication. The main feature of the magazine is the dynamic nature of the formation of numbers. Immediately after the approval of the editorial articles are published on the website of the journal. The number of articles in the issue is not regulated. The editorial Board sets at its discretion the date of the end of the reception of articles in each of the four issues of the journal during the year.
All articles are published in the two official languages of the UN – Russian and English. Authors can send articles in any of these languages, translation is done by the editorial Board. Publication of articles for authors is free. Mandatory review of articles is made by the editorial Board.
The journal is indexed in scientometric databases, articles are assigned a unique DOI code.
The journal interacts with universities and research centers, government agencies and non- governmental organizations.
The article presents the results of a study of the authenticity factors of ethnosport competitions, which originally existed as rituals of traditional games in the framework of people’s holidays.