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Scientific Anomalies and Unexplained Physical Phenomena Journals and Periodicals in the WISE Digital Library

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These journals and periodicals focus on alternative scientific theories and hypotheses, and all unexplained phenomena in the physical sciences, including astronomy, physics, chemistry, geology, and other physical sciences. They are arranged in alphabetical order. 

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Alchemy Journal

There were twenty-seven issues of Alchemy Journal: Vol.1, No. 1 (Autmn, 2000) through Vol 8, No. 3 (Winter, 2007), all freely available at: http://www.alchemylab.com/journal.htm


Apeiron, a journal on unconventional physics and alternative cosmology with articles on alternative theories to the Big Bang, alternative explanations of the red- shift, and new ideas in relation to relativity, gravity, electrodynamics, and related subjects. Apeiron began publishing with issue No. 1, September, 1987. It published a total of 83 issues through Volume 19, No. 3 (July, 2012). A notice on the Apeiron website states that publication of Apeiron would be suspended indefinitely after Volume 19, No. 3. These 83 issues are available at: http://redshift.vif.com/journal_archives.htm However, an additional issue was published, Volume 20 (April, 2013), so hopefully this fine periodical will continue to be published. This most recent issue is available at: http://redshift.vif.com/current_issue.htm

Archai: The Journal of Archetypal Cosmology 

Archai: The Journal of Archetypal Cosmology (ISSN: ???) is a journal published by the Archetypal Research Collective (ARC), San Francisco, California. Archetypal cosmology includes the study of the correlations between cyclical alignments of the planets and archetypal patterns in human experience (archetypal astrology), but goes beyond this to address the theoretical basis of these correlations and their implications for the wider world view. Consequently, archetypal cosmology is a multidisciplinary subject drawing on scholarship from many other areas such as depth psychology, history, philosophy, cosmology, religious studies, cultural studies, the arts, and the sciences. Volume 1 (Summer, 2009), Volume 2 (Fall, 2010), Volume 3 (Winter, 2011);  and Volume 4 (2012) have been published, but it is not known if any further issues have been published. Only Volume 1 and selected articles from the other voulmes are freely available from the following website: 


Edge Science

The Society for Scientific Exploration (SSE) publishes the excellent periodical, Edge Science, starting with Issue No. 1 (October, 2009) and continuing to publish through Issue No. 13 (January, 2013). It is edited by well know writer, Patrick Huyghe, and is freely available at the SSE website: http://www.scientificexploration.org/edgescience/

Exopolitics Journal

Exopolitics Journal (ISSN: 1938-1719 ) is an online journal currently being published by the Exopolitics Institute, headquartered in Hawaii. This periodical focuses on the extra- terrestrial hypothesis and issues associated with unexplained aerial phenomena. It began  publishing with Volume 1, No. 1 (October, 2006) and continues to be published through the present.  All issues from 2006 through the present are freely available at the following website:


Explorer, The

The Explorer (ISSN: ?? ) is an online newsletter currently being published by the  the Society for Scientific Exploration (SSE), a leading professional organization of scientists and scholars who study unusual and unexplained phenomena, including consciousness, parapsychology, alternative medicine, and related subjects. This periodical focuses on SSE activities and events, as well as, the activities of other organizations focusing on similar subjects. It began  publishing with Volume 1, No. 1 in 1983 and continues to be published through the present.  All issues from Volume 20, No. 3 (Summer,2004) to the present are freely available at the following website:


General Science Journal

The General Science Journal (ISSN: 1916-5382) is an online  periodical currently being published that focuses on alternative science subjects, including alternative theories in physics, cosmology, geology,and many other subjects, including alternatimes to the Big Bang theory, and relativity . This online journal is organized with articles being published by date chronologically, and not by issue volumes and numbers. So far 3,978 articles have been published in this journal, and all issues are freely available at the following website:


Journal of Anomalistics (In German) See: Zeitschrift für Anomalistik

Journal of Scientific Exploration (JSE)

The Society of Scientific Exploration (SSE) began publishing the Journal of Scientific Exploration (JSE) with (Vol. 1, no. 1 (1987) and has continued publishing through the present, with Volume 27 being for the year 2013. All major articles published in JSE for issues (Vol. 1, no. 1 (1987) through Vol. 23, #4 (Winter, 2009 ) are freely available as PDFs at the SSE website: http://www.scientificexploration.org/journal/articles.html

Please note, however, that these are not scans of the journal itself, but only PDFs of the major articles, and do not include the many interesting book reviews or other items that the whole journal included. Lexscien ( http://www.lexscien.org/lexscien/index.jsp ) has digitized the whole journal, but they charge a fee to access JSE, even to SSE members, although at a reduced rate for the latter. Lexscien also has certain limitations on accessing and downloading pages of this journal.

Journal of the Alchemical Society, The   

The Journal of the Alchemical Society (ISSN:  ?) was  a hardcopy periodical published in London, England, by the Alchemy Society from 1913-1915. This periodical focused on all aspects of alchemy and the history of chemistry. It began with Volume 1, No. 1 (May, 1913) and continued  to be published through Volume 3 (1915).  It is not known if any issues were published after Volume 3. Volumes 1-3  are  digitized, and made freely available at the following website: http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/012368834

Journal of the Fortean Research Center (Lincoln, Nebraska)

The Fortean Research Center of Lincoln, Nebraska, was founded in 1982 by Dr. Raymond W. Boeche, and the Journal of the Fortean Research Center began publishing in 1986.The first issue, Vol. 1, No. 1, was published in April, 1986, and seventeen subsequent issues were published, with the 18th and final unnumbered "Special Issue" being published in May, 1995. The last numbered issue was Vol. 6, No.1 (Fall, 1994). The entire set of 18 issues (634 pages and 72MB) are available on Scribd.com at: http://www.scribd.com/doc/101580355/Fortean-Research-Journal-Ray-Boeche , but you have to register with Scribd in order to access it. It was uplodeed to Scribd by "crissy2012."

Journal of Vortex Science and Technology

The Journal of Vortex Science and Technology (ISSN: 2090- 8369(E) and 2090-8350 (P)) is an online  periodical currently being published by Omics Publishing Group, Inc. in Los Angeles, California. This periodical focuses on vortex physics, biophysics, gravitation, Tesla physics, cell communication by scalar waves, and related subjects. It began with Issue 1, (December, 2012)) and is believed  to still be publishing, however, only one issue is known to have been published.  That first issue is freely available at the following website:


Microwave News

Since January, 1981, Microwave News has been reporting on the potential health and environmental impacts of non-ionizing electromagnetic fields and radiation. This includes the effects of EM fields surrounding powers lines, broadcast towers, radar, the effects of cell phone EM fields and waves on the brain, and other potential harmful effects of EM waves and fields on humans, plants, and animals.

However, Microwave News also reports on potentially revolutionary uses of non-ionizing EM waves and fields to treat diseases of various kinds, including cancer. Microwave News is widely recognized as a fair and objective source of information on this controversial subject.

The first print issue was published in January 1981. All print issues may be downloaded from the News Center at no cost. In June 2003, Microwave News converted to a Web-based format.

Print Issues, 1981-2003: http://microwavenews.com/back-issues

Online issues, 2004-present: http://microwavenews.com/news-center/2012

New Horizons Journal

The New Horizons Journal was published by the New Horizons Research Foundation (NHRF), which was established “to promote research on the frontiers of science and disseminate information.” It was a non-profit organization based in Toronto, Ontario, and closely affiliated Toronto Society for Psychical Research (TSPR). The NHRF began publishing the New Horizons Journal with Vol. 1, No. 1 (Summer, 1972) and continued through its 9th and final issue, Vol. 2, No. 4, (September, 1978) These issues are freely available at: http://www.islandnet.com/~sric/NHJ.php

New York Fortean Society Newsletter 

The New York Fortean Society Newsletter (ISSN: ??) was  a hardcopy periodical published in New York City, by John Keel, who headed the New York Fortean Society. This newsletter focused on the New York Fortean Society, its events and activities. It began with Issue # 1 (November, 1987) and continued  for ten issues only, with Issue # 10 being (September-October, 1989), when it ceased publication. Issues 1-9 are freely available at the website: http://wisewiki.org/dl98(external link)  ; Issue #10 is available at: http://www.johnkeel.com/?s=Fortean, which is the John Keel bog, being edited by Doug Skinner, a long time friend of John Keel, who died in 2009. Doug also provides very interesting information about John Keel's life, correspondence, and writings in the memorial blog he maintains in Keel's memory. 

OMNI Magazine

This was a well know newsstand magazine published from 1978 to 1995 by OMNI Publications International, Ltd. in New York. It carried articles on many kinds of anomalies, as well as, speculation and futuristic articles. Vol. 1, no.1 was issued in October, 1978, and after 196 issues, ceased with Vol. 17, no. 9 (Winter, 1995). All 196 issues are available at: http://archive.org/details/omni-magazine

Paranthropology: Journal of Anthropological Approaches to the Paranormal

The Paranthropology: Journal of Anthropological Approaches to the Paranormal is a free quarterly on-line journal devoted to the promotion of social-scientific approaches to the study of paranormal experiences, beliefs and phenomena in all of their varied guises. It began with Vol. 1, No. 1 (July, 2010) and has published quuarterly through the present. All issues are freely available at: http://paranthropologyjournal.weebly.com/free-pdf.html

Project Hessdalen Newsletter

As the name implies, this was the periodical published by Project Haessdalen, an organization in Norway that has been investigating the strange lights that have appeared for decades in the Hessdalen Valley of that country. Dr. Erling Strand, a prominent member of the Society for Scientific Exploration (SSE), our sister organization, was one of the founders of this project. The Newsletter was published in English from 1983-1985, and a total of seven issues were published. Ole Jonny Braenne, a well known researcher and writer in Norway, with whom WISE is working and coordinating digitization of periodicals, has digitized all of the issues of the Project Hessdalen Newsletter and has made them available at: http://www.ufonorway.com.ar/archive/PHB/



Pursuit was the journal published by the Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained (SITU), which was founded in 1965 by the internationally know naturalist and zoologist, Ivan T. Sanderson. SITU began publishing Pursuit with Issue No.1 (May, 1967) and the title simply as “Newsletter.” However, with Newsletter No. 3, the title “Pursuit” was added, and this remained the title through the 85th and final issue, Vol. 22, No. 1 (First Quarter, 1989). In 2012, Dr. John H. Reed, President of WISE, had this entire set of 85 issues digitized as PDFs, which included 3,402 pages and 146 Megabytes. All of these issues are freely available via the links below, but because of the massive size, they had to be divided up into smaller groups.

Issue No. 1(May, 1967) through Vol. 2, No. 1 (January, 1967)

Vol. 2, No. 2 (April, 1969) through Vol. 4, No. 3 (July, 1971)

Vol. 4, No. 4 (October, 1971) through Vol. 7, No. 2 (April, 1974)

Vol. 7, No. 3 (July, 1974) through Vol. 10, No. 1 (Winter, 1977)

Vol. 10, No. 2 (Spring, 1977) through Vol. 12, No. 4 (Fall, 1979)

Vol. 13, No. 1 (Winter, 1980) through Vol. 15, No. 3 (Third Quarter, 1982)

Vol. 15, No. 4 (Fourth Quarter, 1982) through Vol. 18, No. 2 (Second Quarter, 1985)

Vol. 18, No. 3 (Third Quarter, 1985) through Vol. 20, No. 4 (Fourth Quarter, 1987)

Vol. 21, No. 1 (First Quarter, 1988) through Vol. 22, No. 1 (First Quarter, 1989)

Science Frontiers

Science Frontiers was a bimonthly periodical published by William Corliss, one of the greatest researchers on scientific anomalies, and author of many reference handbooks, catalogs, and sourcebooks on anomalies of all kinds. Although Mr. Corliss passed away in August, 2011, his books and other items are still available for sale on the website of the Sourcebook Project, which he founded in the early 1970's: http://www.science-frontiers.com/ . Science Frontiers was published continuously for 34 years, beginning with Issue No. 1 (September, 1977) and ending with Issue No. 193 (January-April, 2011). Issues 1-139 are available on line in the form of PDFs of major articles they contained, and are not digitized scans of the periodical itself: http://www.science-frontiers.com/sfonline.htm ; The contents of issues No. 140-159 are also available at this same website. And issues No. 160-193 are not available online.

Skeptic, The (Australian Skeptics)

The Skeptic (ISSN: ?? ) is currently an online periodical being published by Auustralian Skeptics, Inc. , a leading skeptical organization with numerous branches throughtout Australia. This periodical focuses on investigating and criticising paranormal claims of all kinds.  It began  publishing with Volume 1, No. 1 (1981) and continues to be published quarterly through the present.  All issues from Volume 11, No. 1 (Autumn, 1991) to the present are freely available at the following website. Also included are Volume 1, No. 1 (1981) and articles that appeared in the 1986-1990 issues, arranged by subject. No articles or issues for the years 1982-1985 are yet avaiable at this website: 


 Syntropy Journal

Syntropy Journal (ISSN 1825-7968), is an online periodical that focuses on life energy, quantum biology,consciousness, causality, retrocausality, and related subjects. It began with Issue No. 1 in 2005 and contues to be published through the present. All issues are freely available at:


The "X" Chronicles Newspaper

The "X" Chronicles Newspaper is an monthly online and harcopy periodical focusing onthe paranormal, parapsychology,and New Age spiritualism. It began with with Volume 1, No. 1 in January, 1992 and contines to be published through the present, with Volume 18, No. 6 (June, 2012), being a recent issue. Many issues of this periodical are freely available on Scribd at the following website. But they are not listed in chronological order, so it is uncertain what the total number or dates of issues are available: http://www.scribd.com/search?cat=redesign&q=%27x%27+chronicles+newspaper

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Water Journal   

Water Journal (ISSN: 2155-8434 ) is an online, peer reviewed journal, edited by  Dr. Gerald Pollack of the University of Washigton, Seattle, WA. This periodical focuses on the physics, chemistry, and biology of water, including the structure of water, the fourth phase of water,  and other unusual aspects of water. It began with Volume 1 in July, 2009 and continues to be published.  All issues from Volume 1  through the present are freely available at the following website: http://www.waterjournal.org/

WISE Newsletter: The Newsletter of the World Institute for Scientific Exploration (WISE)

The WISE Newsletter is published by the World Institute for Scientific Exploration (WISE) to keep WISE members and other up-to-date on the events and activities of WISE. The first issue, Vol.1, No.1, was published in March, 2012,and continues to be published on a regular basis. Issues Vol.1, No. 1 (March, 2012) through Vol.1, No. 6 (September-October, 2012) are available at: http://instituteforscientificexploration.org/category/wise-newsletters/

Vol. 1, #7 (January 14, 2013) and subsequent issues will be published via this WISE Worldwide Resouurce Center, and are available by clicking on the links below, or searching in the box in the upper right corner.

WISE Newsletter, Volume 1, No. 7 (January 14, 2013)

WISE Newsletter, Volume 2, No. 1 (April, 2013)

WISE Newsletter, Volume 2, No. 2 (August, 2013)

Yggdrasil: The Journal of Paraphysics      

Yggdrasil: The Journal of Paraphysics (ISSN:  ?) was  a hardcopy periodical edited and published by physicist, Dr. James Beichler, from 1996-2007. This periodical focused on all aspects of paraphysics,the physical aspects of parapsychology, and related subjects. It began with Volume 1, No. 1 (Winter, 1996) and continued  to be published through Volume 4, No.1 (Winter, 2007).  It is not known if any issues were published after Volume 4, No.1. All of the above volumes  are  digitized, and made freely available at the following website: http://www.neurocosmology.net/yggdrasil

Zeitschrift für Anomalistik (English: Journal of Anomalistics )

This is a German journal on scientific anomalies. It began with Vol. 1, No. 1 in 2001 and continues to be published. Volumes 1 through 8 are freely available online. http://www.anomalistik.de/zeitschrift/inhalt/zfa-volltexte-band-1-2001.html

Zetetic Scholar

This journal was published by the late Dr. Marcello Truzzi, a professor of sociology for many year at Eastern Michigan University, and who founded and ran the Center for Scientific Anomalies Research (CSAR) until his death in 2003. A total of eleven issues were published, beginning with Vol 1, no. 1 in 1978, and ending with Vol. 12/13 in August, 1987. There were two combined number issues that were published. The entire set has been made available by the research scholar George P. Hanson at: http://tricksterbook.com/truzzi/ZeteticScholars.html


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