Research Journals

Research on hypnosis is published in a wide range of medical and psychological journals.  However, there are several established research journals dedicated to clinical and experimental hypnosis.

The International Journal

The most important journal (measured by its “impact factor”) is The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (IJCEH), founded in 1953 and has an “impact factor” of 1.85 – which puts it in the top 25% of Social Science Journals  The homepage of the international journal contains abstracts and subscription information.  However, the website of the publisher, Taylor Francis, has an advanced search facility that allows all published articles from IJCEH to be searched online for keywords and purchased for download as PDF files.

The easiest way to obtain a subscription to IJCEH is to join The Register for Evidence-Based Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy (REBHP). Annual membership is available for £85/year and includes a free subscription to the Journal as well as other professional membership benefits. See www.rebhp.org for more details.

The American Journal

Second to the international journal, is the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis (AJCH), founded in the 1950s by Milton Erickson and other authorities in the field.  This journal has a more clinical focus and leans slightly more toward Ericksonian hypnosis.

The British Journal

Contemporary Hypnosis is a smaller, British research journal, published by Wiley.  You can also search this journal by keyword, access abstracts, and purchase PDF articles online.