Each manuscript must include an abstract, which should be no longer than 120 words.


Footnotes should be indicated by superscript numerals at the appropriate places, in consecutive numbering. We discourage the excessive use of footnotes.


If terminology specific to a science or field other than conscientiology is used, a glossary must be provided at the end of the text.


Enumerations must be made manually, rather than using the automatic numbering tool from the word processor.


An indentation in the first line should be used to mark paragraphs.  Line spaces are always used for separation between sections or subjects.


Section Headers should appear in all capital letters with 2 line spaces before and 1 line space after the main section title.


Sub-sections are written in Bold, with First Letter Capitalized, with 1 line space before and 1 after the sub-section title.


Illustrations should not be wider than 10 cm. All illustrations, charts, maps, equations, and photographs should be provided by the author in a CorelDraw compatible format, with quality suitable for reproduction. Each author must be the copyright holder of any illustration or have secured authorization for its use.


The manuscrip should be preferably in English. The JofC encourages submission of articles in the following categories: research reports; cultural and behavioral observations; theoretical or conceptual statements; cross scientific studies; book reviews; interviews; comments on conferences; biographical studies that would illustrate, refute, or contribute to conscientiological research; personal accounts of OBEs or related phenomena that would offer a significant conclusion to validate or debate projectiological concepts; analysis of relevant case studies or field work; papers expressing philosophic, scientific, or historical perspective on the study of the consciousness or the OBE.


Every contribution should credit the researcher(s) or author(s) from whom an idea has been derived. References should be included in the body of text by Author (date) or (Author, date). A single bibliography at the end should be compiled alphabetically, observing the format below. All references that appear in the text should be included in the reference section. Where a bibliography entry has more than one author, all names should be cited in alphabetical order and linked by an ampersand.

References to books:

HOBSBAWM, Eric & RANGER, Terence; The Invention of Tradition; Cambridge University Press, Cambridge; 1983, p. 35.

References to articles:

VIEIRA, Waldo; Cosmogram Technique; Journal of Conscientiology; Volume 1, Number 1; IIPC Ed.; Miami, FL; July, 1998.


Articles should not normally exceed 6,000 words (including footnotes). The title page should bear the title of the paper and the name(s) of the author(s), followed by the abstract. Unless it is very short, the paper should be organized into sections. Articles should be accompanied by the brief biography of the author(s). Authors should provide JofC with their electronic address, mailing address, and phone number(s).


Contributions should preferably be sent by e-mail to in Word (extension .doc or .rtf); or by regular mail, sending two paper copies accompanied by an electronic version of the article (in any suitable media) to Journal of Conscientiology at IAC Campus, Herdade da Marmeleira, EN 18 Km. 236 – Cx. 06; 7100-500 Estremoz; Portugal (tel.: +351 268 959 148, fax +351 268 950 053). Papers are published on the understanding that they have not been published before and are not concurrently under offer to any other journal. If this is not the case, the author(s) must explicitly notify the JofC at the time of submission. On publication, author(s) of papers will receive up to three copies of the issue and author(s) of other contributions (book reviews, accounts, etc) will receive up to one copy.