Numerous scientific, peer-reviewed journals feature empirical research and theoretical reviews in various areas of consciousness studies, including transpersonal psychology, parapsychology, Psi, telepathy, retrocausality, nonlocality, hypnosis, meditation, the placebo effect, anomolous experiences, lucid dreaming and other topics. Most of those listed below are open-access, with issues available for free online. If you are aware of others that should be added, please contact us.

Journals in English

Anthropology of Consciousness

Anthropology of Consciousness is the peer-reviewed journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness (SAC), a division of the American Anthropological Association (AAA). The journal contributes to the dialogue surrounding cross-cultural, experimental, experiential, and theoretical approaches to the study of consciousness. Back issues are available on AnthroSource.

Consciousness and Cognition

Consciousness and Cognition provides a forum for a natural science approach to the issues of consciousness, voluntary control, and self. The journal features empirical research and theoretical reviews, aiming to be both scientifically rigorous and open to novel contributions.

Dynamical Psychology

This online periodical, formerly called PsychoScience, is focused on all aspects of consciousness, including the philosophy of consciousness and connections between different areas of mind science, such as psychophysics and learning theory, quantum physics and psychology, neurobiology and phenomenology, and transpersonal models of consciousness. All issues from 1996 to the present are freely available online.

International Journal of Transpersonal Studies

The International Journal of Transpersonal Studies (IJTS) is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal published semi-annually both online (freely available) and in print on demand through Lulu Press.

Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry is a mainstream Brazilian journal, published in Portuguese prior to 2014. It is a free access journal which has regularly published papers on open sciences and welcomes international papers on clinical information and clinically oriented research in human sciences, basic and clinical neuroscience and psychiatry. All issues are freely available online.

Journal of Consciousness

The Journal of Consciousness (JofC), formerly known as Journal of Conscientiology, serves as both an open forum for debate and an instrument for updating members of the International Academy of Consciousness, the general public, and the scientific community on recent studies and theories in consciousness with a special focus on multidimensional consciousness science. Access to issues requires IAC membership.

Journal of Consciousness Exploration and Research

JCER is a publication in which scientists, philosophers and other learned scholars publish their research results and express their views on the nature, origin and mechanism of consciousness. JCER employs a three-tier due diligence process in selecting submissions for publication. Hard-copy issues are available for purchase.

Journal of Consciousness Studies

Presenting serious peer-reviewed scientific and humanistic papers in non-technical language, including philosophical critiques of contemporary research, the journal welcomes submissions from all disciplines and viewpoints, encouraging a robust and lively debate on the full range of issues involved.

Journal of Humanistic Psychology

The Journal of Humanistic Psychology is an interdisciplinary forum for contributions, controversies and diverse statements pertaining to humanistic psychology. It addresses personal growth, interpersonal encounters, social problems and philosophical issues. The Journal was founded by Abraham Maslow and Anthony Sutich in 1961 and is the official journal of the Association for Humanistic Psychology.

http://journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/index.php/mbr/mbr/index.php/mbr/issue/archive Journal of Mind-Body Regulation

The Journal of Mind-Body Regulation is an online, peer reviewed journal focused on mind-body interaction, hypnosis, and related subjects. All issues from 2011 to the present are freely available online.

Journal of Nonlocality

The Journal of Nonlocality strives to address an experimental and conceptual impasse in understanding the nature of nonlocality and observer effects in quantum mechanics. In conjunction with ICRL's Mind-Matter Mapping Project, they hope to create a research venue where cutting-edge experimental tools in physics, biology and parapsychology can be combined to design more revealing protocols; to bypass the experimental difficulties identified by Wheeler and Bell; and to cast new light on the role that these effects play in genetic regulatory systems, placebo, anomalous perception and retrocausality.

Journal of Parapsychology

The Journal of Parapsychology is a publication of the Rhine Research Center (RRC). Under the editorship of Dr. John Palmer, the journal includes research reports, theoretical discussions, book reviews, correspondence, and abstracts of papers from the Parapsychological Association’s annual convention. Issues are available online to members of the Parapsychology Association.

Journal of Scientific Exploration (JSE)

The JSE is the quarterly, peer-reviewed journal of the The Society of Scientific Exploration (SSE). Since 1987, the JSE has published original research on consciousness, quantum and biophysics, unexplained aerial phenomena, alternative medicine, new energy, sociology, psychology, and much more.

Journal of the Society for Pyschical Research (JSPR) (London, England)

JSPR has been published continuously since 1884, examining without prejudice or prepossession and in a scientific spirit those faculties which appear to be inexplicable on any generally recognised hypothesis. The International Association for the Preservation of Spiritalist and Occult Periodicals have begun to digitize the early issues of the JSPR, which are freely available online.

Journal of Transpersonal Psychology

The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology (JTP) is a semi-annual, peer-reviewed academic journal which is published by the Association for Transpersonal Psychology. It is widely recognized as the most substantial and authoritative periodical in the transpersonal field.

Journal of Transpersonal Research

The objective of this Journal of Transpersonal Research is to promote, bring together and disseminate the investigation of transpersonal psychology and psychotherapy, as well as other subjects related to this field.

NeuroQuantology

NeuroQuantology is dedicated to supporting the interdisciplinary exploration of quantum physics and its relation to consciousness and the nervous system. All issues are available online.

Paranthropology

Paranthropology: Journal of Anthropological Approaches to the Paranormal is a free quarterly journal devoted to the promotion of social-scientific approaches to the study of paranormal experiences, beliefs and phenomena. All issues are freely available online.

Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice

Psychology of Consciousness, from the American Psychological Association, is a cross-disciplinary journal that encompasses neuroscience, social, cognitive, experimental, and clinical psychology. It publishes articles on theory, research, methodology, and clinical applications related to the psychology of consciousness including perception, hypnosis, meditation, the placebo effect, hallucinations, anomolous experiences, lucid dreaming and other topics.

Psypioneer Journal

Published from 2004-2013, Psypioneer Journal covered parapsychology, spiritualism, and the psychic sciences, especially historical aspects of these subjects. Much support was given by established UK institutions such as Society for Psychical Research (SPR), College Of Psychic Studies (CPS), Spiritualists’ National Union (SNU), Churches’ Fellowship for Psychical and Spiritual Studies (CFPSS) and Psychic News (PN). Issues are available online.

ReVision

A Journal of Consciousness and Transformation is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary quarterly journal issued by Heldref Publications. Topics covered include religion and spirituality, consciousness studies, psychology, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, ecology, science, and the arts.

Rose+Croix Journal

The Rose+Croix Journal is an international, transdisciplinary, peer-reviewed online journal focused on diverse topics such as consciousness, intuition, antigravity, alternative medicine, spirituality, time travel, and other esoteric subjects.

ROSE: Research on Steiner Education

This online journal, currently published by the Rudolf Steiner University College in Norway & Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences in Germany, focuses on Rudolph Steiner's theories of anthroposophy, alternative education, and related subjects. All issues from 2010 to the present are freely available online.

Spirituality in Clinical Practice

Spirituality in Clinical Practice (SCP) is a practice-oriented journal that encompasses spiritually-oriented psychotherapy and spirituality-sensitive cultural approaches to treatment and wellness. SCP is dedicated to integrating psychospiritual and other spiritually-oriented interventions involved in psychotherapy, consultation, coaching, health, and wellness.

Syntropy Journal

Syntropy Journal is an online periodical that focuses on life energy, quantum biology, consciousness, causality, retrocausality, and related subjects. It began with Issue No. 1 in 2005 and contues to be published through the present. All issues are freely available online.

Discontinued Journals

Antimatters

Antimatters was an online journal dedicated to nonmaterialistic perspectives in science and the humanities, providing a platform for the comparative study of alternative interpretative frameworks. It was originally published by the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education, India. All issues are freely available online.

International Association for the Preservation of Spiritualist and Occult Periodicals (IAPSOP)

A collection of 37 digitized journals from the 1840’s through the 1930’s, includes many rare journals. This collection was compiled by Marc Demarest and his IAPSOP colleagues, Pat Deveney, Jay Kinney, and K. Paul Johnson and are freely available online.

European Journal of Parapsychology

After 35 years, the EJP ceased publishing (for the forseeable future) with volume 25 (2010). Volumes 19 through 25 of the journal are freely available in PDF format.

Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research (JASPR)

One of the first journals on pararpsychology and related subjects published in the US, JASPR was discontinued after nearly a century in print. The International Association for the Preservation of Spiritalist and Occult Periodicals has PDFs of Volumes 1-16 on their site and the HathiTrust Digital Library has digitized Volumes 1-16 of JASPR.

Lucidity Letter

Lucidity Letter was published from 1981-1990 by the Lucidity Association, a nonprofit organization devoted to education about and research into the lucid dream and related phenomena. All issues are freely available on Dr. Jayne Gackenbach's Spiritwatch website.

The Monroe Institute Journal

This was a journal published by the Monroe Institute, which does research on consciousness and related subjects. Issues from 2005-2011 are freely available online.

Noetic Post

Published by the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) from 2009-2012, this periodical focused on consciousness, parapsychology, frontier science, spirituality, mind-matter interaction, alternative healing, and related subjects. All issues are freely available online.

Phoenix - Journal of Transpersonal Anthropology

Published by the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness from 1977 to 1985, all issues of Phoenix are available online.

Shift: At the Frontiers of Consciousness

Shift was published by the Institute of Noetic Sciences from 2003 to 2009. All 23 issues are freely available online.

Journals in Spanish

E-Boletín PSI

E-Boletín PSI is an excellent periodical published by the Instituto de Psicologia Paranormal (Institute of Paranormal Psychology) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This periodical focuses on parapsychology, consciousness, psi, and related subjects. All issues are freely available online.

Revista Argentina de Psicologia Paranormal (Argentina Journal of Paranormal Psychology)

Argentina Journal of Paranormal Psychology was published by the Institute of Paranormal Psychology in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was focused on parapsychology, consciousness, psi, and related subjects.

Near-Death Studies

Journal of Near-Death Studies

This is the only peer-reviewed scholarly journal devoted exclusively to the field of near-death studies. It is cross-disciplinary and published quarterly. Almost all the JNDS issues are in-print and can be ordered.


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