Australian Institute of Parapsychological Research

In 1977, the Australian Institute of Parapsychological Research, Incorporated (AIPR) was established in Sydney, New South Wales.1 The AIPR is Australia’s oldest extant parapsychological research institute. The AIPR publishes a biannual (June/December) peer-reviewed journal, the Australian Journal of Parapsychology,2 with an accompanying newsletter, THE A.I.P.R. NEWS.3 The journal was first published in 2001.

The Journal publishes articles on extra-sensory perception (ESP), psychokinesis (PK), and life after death. Articles are generally accessible to the intelligent layperson. The Journal publishes papers on both experimental and theoretical topics.

As of 2016, just over half the articles across 16 volumes (32 issues) have come from Australian researchers (56%), with close to half being authored by overseas researchers (44%) who hail from countries such as the USA, UK, Canada, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Argentina, Brazil, and Portugal. Some articles (5%) are the result of collaborations between Australian and overseas researchers.

The majority of articles are from psychologists (approximately 80%), but contributions also come from psychiatrists, physicists, physicians, neuroscientists, philosophers, historians, and anthropologists.