Research Resources: Buddhist Publications

Journals fully or significantly publishing articles about or related to Buddhism

Asian Philosophy
An International Journal of the Philosophical Traditions of the East

Buddhist-Christian Studies (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. Relevant fields for the journal are: the different cultural areas where Buddhism exists or has existed; historical and contemporary aspects; theoretical, practical and methodological issues; textual, linguistic, archaeological and art-historical studies; and different disciplinary approaches to the. 

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. The Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies welcomes articles on classical textual and intertextual analysis, including work on hagiography, Buddhist art, ritual, doctrinal questions and lineage formation, and work on contemporary Buddhist communities

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
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.

Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies
Founded in 1936, HJAS has without interruption pursued its mission to disseminate original, outstanding research and book reviews on the humanities in Asia.  HJAS publishes the highest-quality scholarship in a multidisciplinary forum that includes premodern and modern literature, art history, and religious studies; digital humanities; premodern history and social science; and modern history and humanistic social science through the mid-twentieth century. 

History of Religion (JSTOR)
The first academic journal devoted exclusively to comparative religious history, History of Religions has set the standard for the study of religious phenomena from prehistory to modern times.

Indian International Journal of Buddhist Studies (IIJBS)
The IIJBS is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal dedicated to supporting the academic study of Buddhism in all its varieties. IIJBS is a New Series, starting in 1999-2000, in continuation of the Institute’s earlier periodical, the Indian Journal of Buddhist Studies (IJBS, Vols. I to X, 1989-1998). It is published annually around Vaiśākha Purnimā (May-June).

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 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 Asian Studies
This quarterly has been published regularly since November 1941. Each issue contains four to five feature articles on topics involving the history, arts, social sciences, philosophy, and contemporary issues of East, South, and Southeast Asia, as well as a large book review section.

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. We promote the study of Buddhist ethics through the publication of research and book reviews and by hosting occasional online conferences. 

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 (Access via MCL Academic Search Premier)
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 American Academy of Religions
JAAR is generally considered to be the top academic journal in the field of religious studies. This international quarterly journal publishes top scholarly articles that cover the full range of world religious traditions together with provocative studies of the methodologies by which these traditions are explored. Each issue also contains a large and valuable book review section.

The Journal of the American Oriental Society
A refereed, scholarly journal covering the language, literature, culture, and history of the Near East, North Africa, South, and Southeast Asia, Inner Asia, the Far East, and the Islamic world. Topics addressed include philosophy, religion, folklore, and art.

Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies
This website offers full access to the JIABS. Current issues will be available online 36 months after their appearance in print.

JIABS subscription access
Current journal access.

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 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).

Numen – the official journal of the International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR) – is one of the world’s leading journals devoted to the academic study of religions. It covers the full breadth of current international scholarship in the field, featuring articles on contemporary religious phenomena as well as on historical themes, theoretical contributions besides more empirically oriented studies.

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.

An international open-access, online-only journal founded in 2010. Over the last decade, it has published 98 articles on Buddhism.

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

Tibet Journal
JSTOR access to Tibet Journal 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.