Journals fully or significantly publishing articles about or related to Buddhism
An International Journal of the Philosophical Traditions of the East
Buddhist-Christian Studies (access through JSTOR)
Buddhist-Christian Studies is a scholarly journal devoted to Buddhism and Christianity and their historical and contemporary interrelationships. The journal presents thoughtful articles, conference reports, and book reviews and includes sections on comparative methodology and historical comparisons, as well as ongoing discussions from two dialogue conferences: the Theological Encounter with Buddhism, and the Japan Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies.
Buddhist Studies Review
Journal of the UK Association of Buddhist Studies
Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies (Access via MCL Academic Search Premier)
A scholarly peer-reviewed, open access, online publication covering all aspects of Buddhist Studies
Comparative and Continental Philosophy
Sponsored by the Comparative and Continental Philosophy Circle, Comparative and Continental Philosophy is a seriously minded, yet interesting, academic journal that is accessible to a wide range of readers from various disciplines such as philosophy, religion, art history, comparative literature, critical theory, phenomenological psychology, and cultural theory.
Comparative Philosophy is a peer-reviewed, open-access/non-profit international journal of philosophy, with emphasis on the constructive engagement of distinct approaches to philosophical issues, problems, themes from different philosophical traditions (whether distinguished culturally or by style/orientation) for the sake of their joint contribution to the common philosophical enterprise and the development of contemporary society, and on general theory and methodology of comparative philosophy.
Contemporary Buddhism (Access via MCL Academic Search Premier)
Contemporary Buddhism examines the historical, doctrinal, literary, social, political, developments that have formed contemporary versions of Buddhism, East and West.
The Eastern Buddhist
The Eastern Buddhist carries articles on all aspects of Buddhism as well as English translations of classical Buddhist texts and works by modern Buddhist thinkers.
Indian International Journal of Buddhist Studies (IIJBS)
This journal is in continuation of the Institute’s earlier periodical The Indian Journal of Buddhist Studies (IJBS) Vols. I to X (1989-1998) and is published as new series starting from 1999-2000 annually every summer (May-June). It accepts scholarly contributions in Hindi and English, pertaining to Buddhist Studies in various disciplines such as anthropology, archaeology, art, history, philology, philosophy, politics, psychology, sociology etc. as well as those dealing with texts and translations. It will include reviews, notices and bibliographical information.
International Journal for Philosophy of Religion
The International Journal for Philosophy of Religion (IJPR) provides a medium for the exposition, development, and criticism of important philosophical insights and theories relevant to religion in any of its varied forms. It also provides a forum for critical, constructive, and interpretative consideration of religion from an objective philosophical point of view.
Japanese Journal of Religious Studies
The Japanese Journal of Religious Studies is a semi-annual journal dedicated to the academic study of Japanese religions, seeking to deepen understanding of Japanese religions.
Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies
This website offers full access to the JIABS, searchable. Current issues available online 36 months after their appearance in print, or below.
JIABS subscription access
Current journal access (not searchable).
Journal of the International Association of Tibetan Studies
JIATS Archive. All issues available to read and download in part or in full. Not searchable.
Journal for the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies
Published by the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies – A Recognised Independent Centre of the University of Oxford.
Journal of Buddhist Ethics (also available via Gale Academic OneFile)
The Journal of Buddhist Ethics is the first academic journal dedicated entirely to Buddhist ethics. Subject matter includes:
Vinaya and Jurisprudence; Medical Ethics; Philosophical Ethics; Human Rights; Ethics and Psychology; Ecology and the Environment; Social and Political Philosophy; Cross-cultural Ethics; Ethics and Anthropology; Interfaith Dialogue on Ethics
Journal of Chinese Buddhist Studies
The Journal of Chinese Buddhist Studies (JCBS) is a scholarly journal dedicated to the historical study of Chinese Buddhism in the premodern and modern periods. It seeks to promote the academic study, and teaching, of all aspects of Buddhist thought, practice, social, and institutional life in China, including historical interactions with Buddhist developments in South, East, and Central Asia. The JCBS publishes annually, and meets in conjunction with the American Academy of Religion.
Journal of Chinese Philosophy
The Journal of Chinese Philosophy is devoted to the scholarly and creative study of Chinese philosophy and thought in all phases and stages of articulation and development.
Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion
The Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, the oldest interdisciplinary, inter-religious feminist academic journal in religious studies, is a channel for the publication of feminist scholarship in religion and a forum for discussion and dialogue among women and men of differing feminist perspectives
Journal of Global Buddhism (also available via Gale Academic OneFile)
The Journal of Global Buddhism has been established to promote the study of the globalization of Buddhism, both historical and contemporary, and its transnational and transcontinental interrelatedness. Research articles, special issues (special focus sections), discussions, critical notes, review essays and book reviews.
Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies
Published by Japanese Association of Indian and Buddhist Studies
Journal of the Pali Text Society
The Society was founded in 1881 by T.W. Rhys Davids “to foster and promote the study of Pāli texts”. It publishes Pāli texts in roman characters, translations in English and ancillary works including dictionaries, a concordance, books for students of Pāli and a journal. Most of the classical texts and commentaries have now been edited and many works translated into English.
Mandala Magazine | Online Features
Mandala Publications is the official publication of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT).
Pacific World: Journal of Institute of Buddhist Studies
Pacific World is an annual journal in English devoted to the dissemination of historical, textual, critical and interpretive articles on Buddhism generally and Shinshu Buddhism particularly to both academic and lay readerships.
Philosophy East and West (JSTOR)
Promoting academic literacy on non–Western traditions of philosophy, Philosophy East and West has for over half a century published the highest-quality scholarship that locates these cultures in their relationship to Anglo-American philosophy.
Religious Studies in Japan
Religious Studies in Japan is an online peer-reviewed journal edited and published by the Japanese Association for Religious Studies. This journal aims to share scholarly research by members of the Japanese Association for Religious Studies with international colleagues, and to promote discussion between scholars in Japan and abroad.
Scholarly quarterly journal in English, it features articles on Tibetan history, art, philosophy, literature and language, and includes book reviews. The journal also publishes articles related to Nepal, Bhutan, Mongolia and the Trans-Himalayan regions which have geographical and cultural affinities to Tibet. (JSTOR access via MCL)
Tricycle: The Buddhist Review
The leading independent journal of Buddhism in the West.
Udaya, Journal of Khmer Studies
Udaya is a word of Sanskrit origin used in Khmer since ancient times. Pronounced “outey” in Khmer, it means “rising sun,” and by extension “dawn” or “rebirth.” The journal provides a forum and a vehicle for renewal in Khmer Studies –a renewal which cannot be entirely isolated from the political, social and economic aspects of a larger transformation ongoing in Cambodia and with respect to Cambodia.