Journal of Parapsychology:
To Submit an Article for Publication


Manuscripts must be submitted to the Journal electronically (either as an email attachment or on a CD or disk), preferably in Microsoft Word. The email address is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All submissions should be single column. Preparation of the manuscript should generally follow the guidelines presented in the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. However, there are exceptions, so authors should consult the Journal’s own guidelines, which are available pdfhere

Articles must include an abstract not exceeding 200 words. Footnotes are discouraged; if they are used, they should be numbered. Please pay close attention to references and quotations (see aforementioned Manual and the Journal guidelines for specific treatment). All items in the reference list should have matching text entries. Please double-check quotations for accuracy and cite page numbers in the text. Each reference list item should be a single paragraph using hanging indention. See a copy of the Journal for the proper format.

Each table and figure should be numbered and have a title or caption. Tables and figures must be no more than 4.5 inches wide and should use 10-point type in Times New Roman or a similar font. Table titles and figure captions should be in the text, not part of the table or graphic, and no lines should be included in tables. Figures and photos must be submitted electronically, and they must not be in color. Resolution should be a minimum of 800 dpi. In the case of figures, vector art (e.g., Adobe Illustrator, encapsulated postscript) is preferable to bitmaps. If figures and photos cannot be submitted electronically, they must be camera-ready.

Manuscripts may be refereed anonymously if so requested by the author.

The Journal of Parapsychology has the following additional guidelines:

  1. State the precise statistical formulations of any hypotheses and list them before the results.
  2. Report not only inferential statistics (e.g. , t values), but also the descriptive statistics for the data evaluated (e.g., group means and standard deviations). Also, present the actual values of correlation coefficients, not merely whether a correlation is significant.
  3. Arrange to have data and statistical analyses independently rechecked before submitting a paper.

Manuscripts accepted for publication are copyedited for grammar and style. Changes of consequence are submitted to the author for approval, and proofs are sent for corrections. A prompt response is greatly appreciated. Extensive revisions at this stage are charged to the author.

Articles and reviews in the Journal must be original, which means they must not have been published previously, either in whole or in part, including on the Web. As a condition for publication in the Journal, authors of articles must sign a document assigning copyright of the article to the Journal, and permission must be obtained from the Editor before the article can be published elsewhere, including on the Web.