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 About the Society

Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (S-VYASA) is a higher education institute deemed to be university located in Bengaluru, India. S-VYASA is a unique yoga university specializing in yoga research, education, and therapy. Details about the institution can be found at www.svyasa.edu.in.

  About the Journal

Journal of Applied Consciousness Studies (print ISSN # 2949-6993; online ISSN # 2949-7000), is an official publication of Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (S-VYASA), deemed to be university, Bengaluru, India. It is a peer-reviewed journal, published semiannually in both print and online modes. Journal of Applied Consciousness Studies was earlier known as International Journal of Yoga - Philosophy, Psychology and Parapsychology (print ISSN # 2347-5633; online ISSN # 2348-5108). From January 2022 onwards this change of name of this journal is in effect. The journal’s full text is available online at https://www.jacsonline.in. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository. The journal does not charge for submission, processing or publication of manuscripts and even for color reproduction of photographs.

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  Scope of the journal

The journal will cover technical and clinical studies related to health, ethical and social issues in field of Psychology, Philosophy, Spirituality, Parapsychology. Articles with clinical interest and implications will be given preference.

The journal will accept original, and review articles related to applied consciousness studies.

Applied consciousness studies includes areas related to yoga, spirituality, mindfulness studies, Indian philosophy and psychology, transpersonal psychology, parapsychology, and other areas of research that bring out the unifying principle the applied consciousness studies. Authors are suggested to highlight the social relevance of their research work. In case, there is an ambiguity about the relevance of your article, you may write to the editor at [email protected]

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