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The Journal of Anomalous Experience and Cognition (JAEX) is a no-fee, open-access, university-based multidisciplinary journal. It is maintained by Lund University and sponsored by the Center for Research on Consciousness and Anomalous Psychology (CERCAP) and the Parapsychology Foundation. JAEX provides a forum for the rigorous study of anomalous experience and cognition. Anomalous experience refers to unusual but not necessarily pathological experiences, such as mystical and out-of-body experiences. They can be spontaneous or induced and have life-changing effects. Anomalous cognition refers to rigorous multidisciplinary research  that seeks to improve our understanding of psycho-physical interrelations, including the hypothesis that organisms can be affected by spatially or temporally distant stimuli -unmediated by the senses or reason-  and that intentions can directly affect physical systems, as well as attitudes, beliefs, and other variables related to such claims.

JAEX welcomes submission (go to the submission menu) of the following types of papers:

  1. Research, whether quantitative, qualitative, or mixed, presenting original data, replication of studies, and re-analyses of collected data. This category includes experiments and correlational studies,  as well as systematic single or multiple case studies, field research, historical analyses, and other forms of systematic inquiry.
  2. Registered reports, in which authors send a full study design for peer review before collecting data (see https://www.cos.io/initiatives/registered-reports).
  3. Theoretical, including implications of the theory and fit to the extant data.
  4. Methodological/analytical new proposals.
  5. Invited summaries of important new books or reviews of a topic.
  6. Invited debates on contentious issues.
  7. Book reviews.
  8. Letters to the editor about current issues or papers recently published in JAEX.