JOURNAL OF NEAR-DEATH STUDIES (JNDS; ISSN: 0891-4494; formerly Anabiosis: The Journal for Near-Death Studies) is sponsored by the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS). JNDS publishes articles on near-death experiences (NDEs), on the empirical aftereffects and theoretical implications of such events, and on related transpersonal (transcending the usual personal limits of space, time, identity, and/or influence) and spiritually transformative experiences (STEs). These phenomena include out-of-body experiences, deathbed visions, the experiences of dying persons, comparable experiences occurring under other circumstances, deathwatch or shared-death experiences, after-death communication, spiritual energy/kundalini awakening, mystical experiences, and past-life memories. A further focus of JNDS is the implications of such phenomena for an understanding of human development and transformation and of human consciousness and its relation to life and death processes. The JNDS Editor(s) and Consulting Editors are committed to an unbiased exploration of these issues and specifically welcome a variety of theoretical perspectives and interpretations that are grounded in empirical observation or research.
PUBLICATION: From the inception of Anabiosis in 1981 through 1986, 10 issues were published. In 1987 the journal became JNDS, and through 2018 it was published quarterly, with each volume containing a Fall and Winter issue in one calendar year and a Spring and Summer issue in the following calendar year. In 2019, IANDS began publishing JNDS three times per year: Each volume number corresponds to a calendar year and contains a Spring, Summer, and Fall issue. JNDS is published by IANDS, 2741 Campus Walk Avenue, Building 500, Durham, NC 27705-8878 and is printed at Ann Arbor, MI, Cushing-Malloy Books, 1350 North Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.
CIRCULATION (2022): approximately 515
PEER REVIEW: Each article manuscript undergoes masked review by at least two scholarly reviewers from among the Consulting Editors or others with scholarly expertise regarding the topic of the manuscript.
MANUSCRIPT ACCEPTANCE RATE (2019): 64% (This percentage includes article manuscripts only; it does not include media reviews and letters to the editor which are accepted at a higher rate.)
INDEXED in Cabells Journalytics, EBSCO, Family & Society Studies Worldwide, Health Instrument File, International Bibliography of Periodical Literature, Parapsychology Abstracts International, Psychological Abstracts, PsycINFO Database, Sage Family Abstracts, Social Work Research and Abstracts, and Sociological Abstracts.
DOIs: Each JNDS publication--article, editorial, media review, and letter to the editor--is issued a digital object identifier (DOI). During a 1-year embargo from date of issue, the publication may be purchased from the IANDS office. After the embargo, the full text of the publication becomes available at no cost on the Internet. During the embargo, an author may upload an IANDS-issued pdf of the full text to an academic website such as ResearchGate.net or academia.edu. Authors wishing to upload to other Internet sites may submit a request to the JNDS editor who will consider requests on a case-by-case basis. Please note that JNDS DOIs end in a period, for example: doi:10.17514/JNDS-1997-15-4-p259-278.