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The Journal of Scientific Exploration (JSE) is a quarterly publication of the Society for Scientific Exploration (founded in 1982).[1] According to the society newsletter sidebar, "Since 1987, the JSE has published research on consciousness, ufos, alternative energy, and many more scientific anomalous related topics." [2][3] According to their newsletter, "The Society for Scientific Exploration (SSE) is a multidisciplinary professional organization of scientists and other scholars committed to studying phenomena that cross or are outside of the traditional boundaries of science and, for these or other reasons, are ignored or studied inadequately within mainstream science."[2]

Topics and policies

JSE publishes scholarly papers on topics such as alternative medicine, consciousness, paranormal phenomena, reincarnation and the UFO phenomenon. [3][4] [5] [6] The policy of the magazine is to maintain a critical view by presenting both sides of an argument so as not to advocate for or against any of the published topics.[7][8] Some regard the publication as a legitimate attempt to explore the frontiers of science,[9][10][11] others view it as a forum for scientifically objectionable ideas.[12]

Key personnel


Editorial board

  1. Mikel Aickin, (Ctr. for Health Res., Kaiser Permanente, Portland)
  2. Rémy Chauvin (Sorbonne)
  3. Olivier Costa de Beauregard (University of Paris)
  4. Steven J. Dick (NASA Headquarters)
  5. Peter Fenwick (Institute of Psychiatry, London)
  6. Alan Gauld (Dept. of Psychology, University of Nottingham)
  7. Richard C. Henry (Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University)
  8. Robert G. Jahn (School of Engineering, Princeton University); see also Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research Lab (PEAR)
  9. W. H. Jefferys, (Astronomy, University of Texas)
  10. Wayne B. Jonas, (National Institutes of Health)
  11. Michael Levin, (Cell Biology Dept., Harvard Medical School)
  12. David Pieri (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
  13. Ian B. Stevenson (Health Science Center, University of Virginia)
  14. Peter A. Sturrock (Ctr. for Space Science & Astrophysics, Stanford University)
  15. Yervant Terzian (Astronomy, Cornell University)
  16. N. C. Wickramasinghe (University College Cardiff); see also plasma cosmology and Fred Hoyle


  1. Society for Scientific Exploration website
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Explorer sidebar, Spring 2011, Vol. 23, No. 3
  3. 3.0 3.1 Journal of Scientific Exploration website
  4. 4.0 4.1 B.Haisch, M.Sims A Retrospective on the Journal of Scientific Exploration, JSE Vol 18, No 1 (2004)
  5. Lemonick MD (May 24, 2005). Science on the Fringe. Time
  6. Cross A (2004). The Flexibility of Scientific Rhetoric: A Case Study of UFO Researchers. Qualitative Sociology. Volume 27, Number 1 / March, 2004
  7. Is the "Mars Effect" Genuine? Journal of Scientific Exploration, Vol. 11 , No. 1, pp. 19-39, 1997- an example for presenting both sides of an argument
  8. Critique of "Roswell – anatomy of a myth" JSE Vol 12, No 1 (Spring 1998) - an example for presenting both sides of an argument
  9. CSICOP Skeptical Resources
  10. A Resource List for the Spirituality and Psychiatry Special Interest Group of the Royal College of Psychiatrists
  11. Journals and Other Media at the Department of History of the University of North Texas
  12. See archives at Scientific Exploration website
  13. Stanford biography
  14. Calphysics Institute
  15. Henry H. Bauer, Professor Emeritus, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University