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Social Science Journals and Periodicals in the WISE Digital Library

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These journals and periodicals focus on unexplained historical events and mysteries, unusual artifacts and discoveries, and unanswered questions of all kinds in the fields of archaeology, anthropology, folklore, geography, history, philosophy, religion, and other social sciences not covered elsewhere. They are arranged by title in alphabetical order.

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AASC Newsletter and Quarterly

The AASC Newsletter and Quarterly is published by the Association for the Anthropological Study of Consciousness (AASC) as their society newsletter. It began with Volme 1, No. 1 (March, 1985) and ran through Volume 5, No. 4 (December, 1989). All issues are freely available at: http://www.sacaaa.org/newsletter.asp

At the Edge

At the Edge (ISSN:   ?   ) was  a hardcopy periodical published and edited in the United Kingdom by Robert Trubshawe from 1996- 1998. This periodical focused on folklore, mythology, legends, archaeology, and archeoastronomy. It began with Volume 1, No. 1 (March, 1996) and continued  to be published through at least issue No. 10 (June, 1998)  It is not know if subsequent issues were ever published.  Issues 1-10 are  digitized and freely available at the following website: http://www.indigogroup.co.uk/edge/backiss.htm(external link)

Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge

The Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge carries articles dealing with experimental investigations of the biological activities of materials from plants, animals and minerals, used in the traditional Indian health-care practices such as Ayurveda, Siddha, Yoga, and Unani, as well as naturopathy, homoeopathy, and folk-remedy prectices. For validation of indigenous claims of traditional knowledge, it covers ethnobiology, ethnomedicine, ethnopharmacology, ethnopharmacognosy, and clinical studies on the efficacy of such practices and treatments.

Volume 3, No. 1 (January, 2004) through Volume 12, No. 1 (January, 2013), a total of 37 issues and over 800 articles are available at: http://nopr.niscair.res.in/handle/123456789/43

Interdisciplinary Study Group Newsletter 

Interdisciplinary Study Group Newsletter (ISSN  ??) was  a hardcopy periodical published in England by the Interdisciplinary Study Group, founded in 1975, and whose name was soon changed to the Society for Interdisciplinary Studies (SIS). The SIS, is the oldest and largest research organization  focusing on cosmic catastrophes (catastrophism) and anciet chronology revision . In 1975, the SIS published only two newsletters, and then with Newsletter # 3, the title was changed to SIS Review with new numbering beginning with Volume 1, No. 1 (January, 1976). The SIS Review was published through 1985. Beginning in 1986, the title was changed to Chronology and Catastrophism Review, which continued with this title until at least 2013. Only the two original newslatters have been made freely available by the SIS at the following website, in the lower right corner of the page.  All of the other issues have charges: 


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

Phoenix - Journal of Transpersonal Anthropology

Published by the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness beginning with Vol. 1, No. 1 (Summer, 1977) through Vol. 8, Nos. 1 and 2 (1985), after which this journal ceased publication. http://www.sacaaa.org/phoenix.asp


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)

Rose Croix Journal

Rose Croix Journal began with its first issue in 2004, and is currently being published, with the most recent issue being volume 10, 2012; The Rose+Croix Journal is an international, transdisciplinary, peer-reviewed online journal that focuses on topics that relate to the sciences, history, the arts, mysticism, and spirituality, especially transdisciplinary topics that traverse and lie beyond the limits of different fields of study. Article cover such diverse topics as consciousness, intuition, antigravity, alternative medicine, spirituality, time travel, and other esoteric subjects. http://www.rosecroixjournal.org/issues/archives.html

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.


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