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"I shall not commit the fashionable stupidity of regarding everything I cannot explain as fraud.”– Carl Jung, Pychotherapist
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Publication Guidelines

Guidelines for Articles Submitted to
The Journal for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies


 The Journal Editor welcomes submissions of relevant articles including laboratory research, clinical research, clinical observations, case reports, literature review, and philosophical discussions. Relevant book reviews and letters to the editor are also considered.

 All submissions must be original and not under simultaneous consideration by other journals.

 First priority for publication is given to material from members; others are considered and used when appropriate and when space permits. Occasionally, articles on a specific topic will be solicited from established authorities in that particular field

 Each quarterly issue contains 60 pages, with about 600 words on each full-print page of text.

CONTENT: Research articles are of special interest for the Journal. Articles on related fields of psi phenomena, religion, philosophy, science, and metaphysics can also be relevant and of interest to Journal readers.

LENGTH: The preferred length of an article is a maximum of 5,000 words plus a bibliography not exceeding two pages. A letter to the editor should not exceed 1,200 words. Book reviews can vary from one to five pages.

 FORMATS: Please either submit a CD of the manuscript in Microsoft Word or as an e-mail attachment in Microsoft Word. Type all submitted material double-spaced on one side of the paper only and include with each article an abstract of no more than 100 words. Do not use numbers for source citations, but place the references in parenthesis in the text. For example: "He was supposed to shine with his own light (Boyce, 1969)." The references in the Bibliography are to be placed in alphabetical order. Examples of formats for the Bibliography are:

ARTICLES: Morse, D.R. "Stress and the Afterlife." Journal of Religion and Psychical Research 1998; 21(4): 194-205. 

BOOKS: Glynn, P. God The Evidence: The Reconciliation of Faith and Reason in a Postsecular World  Prima Publishing, Rocklin, CA, 1997. 

EXCERPTS FROM BOOKS: Merkelbach, R. "Mithras," In Cavendish, R. ed. Man, Myth, & Magic: The Illustrative Encyclopedia of Mythology, Religion, and the Unknown, Vol. 13, M. Cavendish, New York, 1994, pp. 1751-1754. 

MEETING PRESENTATIONS: Wolf, L. "Jewish Meditation: A Kabbalistic Approach to a Balanced Life." Presented at the Gersham YMHA, Philadelphia, June 2,1997. 

INTERNET CITATIONS: Griffith, G. Presented on August 11, 1998 at the Internet site: http://Icedar.evansville.edu/~ecoleweb/articles/mithraism. html

 FOLLOW UP: Authors will receive acknowledgment of receipt within two weeks (usually). Acceptance or rejection notification will be given within two months (usually). Accepted manuscripts can be edited for clarity, style, conciseness, and space requirements. One issue of the journal in which the article is published will be sent to the senior author. Prices for authors' reprints of their articles can be obtained by writing to the Managing Editor, Paul Hauser.

 

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