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ACADEMIC STYLE JOURNALS DEALING WITH CULTS, SECTS, AND NEW RELIGIONS

All the publications listed here aspire to academic pretentions although not all are academic journals. Nevertheless, all of them carry useful information written in an academic style.


APOLOGIA REPORT
An evangelical response to new religions. BERLINER DIALOG This is a highly critical journal which sets out to expose "cults" from a European mainline Church perspective.
CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL. This is published by the christian Research Institute founded by Walter Martin and now run by Hank Hannegraff.
CULTIC STUDIES JOURNAL. Probably the leading anti-cult journal.
JOURNAL FOR THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF RELIGION. This is one of the major academic journals in the field.
JOURNAL OF RELIGIOUS RESEARCH Another highly respected academic journal.
NOVA RELIGIO A new academic journal. I've no idea what it will be like.
RELIGION, STATE AND SOCIETY. Originally published to review the state of religion in communist countries this is an important academic journal for the study of religion in Eastern Europe.
JOURNAL OF CHURCH AND STATE"
SKEPTICAL INQUIRER. Academic and other debunking.
SPC JOURNAL. Published by the evangelical Spiritual Counterfeits Project in Berkeley.
SYZYGY A Journal of Alternative Religion an Culture.