About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Nonlocality has been set up to address an experimental and conceptual impasse in understanding the nature of nonlocality and observer effects in quantum mechanics. In conjunction with ICRL’s Mind-Matter Mapping Project, we hope to create a research venue where cutting-edge experimental tools in physics, biology and parapsychology can be combined to design more revealing protocols; to bypass the experimental difficulties identified by Wheeler and  Bell; and to  cast new light on the role that these effects play in genetic regulatory systems, placebo, anomalous perception and retrocausality.

This is an open access journal, which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.

Peer Review Process

Submissions are accepted and published as rapid pre-prints throughout the year. All papers will be pre-screened/peer-reviewed by our editorial board within 2 weeks of submission, after which articles will be rejected, sent back for revision or published in the Open Preprints section of the journal for open peer commentary. Revised papers are included in the following issue of the Journal of Nonlocality. Peer and general reader comments will be moderated and published on both the JNL and M3P websites, with post-publication comments added as they are submitted.


Publication Frequency


Publication frequency is biannual (June and December), starting with December 2012. Rapid pre-prints are published throughout the year, generally within 2-4 weeks of submission.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Journal History

The Journal of Nonlocality started out as an open access, non-peer reviewed publication in 2002 under the title Journal of Nonlocality and Remote Mental Interactions (JNLRMI). Volumes I-IV are accessible in full text at http://emergentmind.org/journal.htm

In 2011 ICRL decided to adopt the title Journal of Nonlocality for its new peer-reviewed publication, building on the research directions outlined by the now-retired JNLRMI, but with an exclusive focus on experimental design and empirical results. While some of the original editorial board members remain, a sustained effort has been made to broaden the expertise area and reach out to the mainstream research community in related fields such as biophysics and foundations of quantum mechanics.