About the Journal

The Journal of Contemplative Inquiry (JOCI) is the online, peer-reviewed, scholarly journal for all who design, use, research, and assess contemplative and introspective methods and practices in post-secondary education.


The JOCI Special Edition, Transcendent Wisdom and Transformative Action: Reflections from Black Contemplatives, received dozens of compelling abstracts. The issue is in production with publication expected in the early spring of 2022. Learn more.


Current Issue

Vol. 7 No. 1 (2020)
The Journal of Contemplative Inquiry, Volume 7, No. 1
Published: 2020-12-31


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The Journal of Contemplative Inquiry (ISSN: 2333-7281), founded by the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal publishing articles, reflections, and book reviews to support the scholarly exchange of ideas regarding the understanding, development, and application of contemplative and introspective methods in all aspects of higher education. Our intention is to share knowledge that is theoretically grounded and practically useful for teachers, students, staff, and leadership in higher education and related contexts.  

We seek to publish work that builds bridges between the emerging field of contemplative education, broadly defined, and related practices in the wider Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), student life, faculty development, leadership studies, and related areas.  Particularly welcomed are submissions that align with the mission of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society to further compassion and social justice in all aspects of higher education and in our world more widely. We welcome submissions that introduce, explore, and evaluate contemplative practices from different cultural traditions that deepen and support interactions across cultural boundaries and identities. This includes work that may draw on paradigms for conducting research that are different from or in addition to conventional academic methodologies.

Submissions are always welcome. We publish one regular issue a year. To be considered for publication in Vol. 8, No. 1 (2021), please submit your manuscript by May 1, 2021. Manuscripts received after this deadline will likely be held for consideration for the 2022 regular issue.

In 2021, we are also hosting a special edition edited by Dr. Kamilah Majied: "Transcendent Wisdom and Transformative Action: Reflections from Black Contemplatives." We received dozens of exciting submissions and are anticipating publication in December 2021. Learn more here.

Questions? Please contact us at editors@contemplativemind.org. 

Members of the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education receive free access to the Journal through the ACMHE website and/or may request a free subscription through this website by writing to carrie@contemplativemind.org. Non-member individual and institutional annual subscriptions and single article purchases are also available through this website.