Journal of the Society for Psychical Research
The Journal of the Society for Psychical Research has been published continuously since 1884, promoting the Society's aim of examining "without prejudice or prepossession and in a scientific spirit those faculties of man, real or supposed, which appear to be inexplicable on any generally recognised hypothesis." The Journal's contents reflect the wide range of our contributors' specialisms and interests and include reports of current laboratory and fieldwork research, as well as theoretical, methodological and historical papers with a bearing on the field of parapsychology. There are also regular book reviews and correspondence sections.
Contributions are welcome from both members and non-members of the Society. All papers submitted to the Journal are strictly peer-reviewed, and any opinions expressed are those of the authors alone. Guidelines for potential authors are published inside the back page of each JSPR issue.
The Journal is published quarterly and the annual subscription, which includes the four issues and any Proceedings (occasional volumes containing longer papers on particular themes) published, is £40/$80. Information about membership, subscriptions and availability of back copies can be obtained from the SPR Office.
Full text of all the past Journals and Proceedings is available online for SPR members. There is also a themed Abstracts Catalogue, and access to both is free to members on registration via the Online Library. JSPR abstracts since 2000 are also available on this website by clicking on the relevant entry in the list to the right.
The Paranormal Review is a quarterly magazine containing a mix of articles, reviews, letters and announcements. It aims to provide a forum for debate on psychical research, parapsychology and related areas. It is included in SPR membership, or is available as a separate subscription. Past issues of Paranormal Review, as well as its predecessor, Psychical Researcher, are available via the Online Library.
Many of the Society's lectures and Study Days are available for purchase (or on loan for SPR members) on tape.
The Society also has for sale a number of books which are not widely available through popular booksellers.