Guidelines for Articles Submitted to
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;
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:
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.