Magazine

About The Skeptic magazine

The Skeptic is published four times per year by Australian Skeptics Inc. Since the first issue was published in 1981, the Skeptic has printed articles on a vast variety of sceptical subjects ranging from alien abduction to zombies. There was even an article on Electroencephaloneuromentimpography. You can find out more on the evolution of the Skeptic in this brief History.

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Recent Issues

The Skeptic is now in its 36th year, and our most recent issue is Volume 36 Number 3. You can have a peek at the cover and table of contents of this issue and other issues from the past 12 months, below. Each of the recent issues also includes one full article. You’ll need to have a PDF reader such as Adobe Reader.

  • Vol 36 no 3, September 2016
    Featured article: Generating Over-reachIan Bryce reports on another Australian Skeptics challenge – an over-parity generator.
  • Vol 36 no 2, June 2016
    Featured article: A Quick Guide to ScamsTim Mendham looks at the range of support available to those dealing with scams – the organisations that fight them, the forms that promote them and what you can do about them.
  • Vol 36 no 1, March 2016
    Featured article: The Medium… Neither Rare Nor Well DoneRichard Saunders and Dr Krissy Wilson tune in to the ‘psychic’ techniques of Lisa Williams, currently touring Australia.
  • Vol 35 no 4, December 2015
    Featured article: Send for DoctorTim Mendham interviews Guerrilla Skeptic Susan Gerbic on babies, red string, evil eyes, squiggly lines, fainting on stage, and the buzz of doing something practical for the skeptical movement.

Past Issues

Issues from more than 12 months ago are available in full below. To read them online click on the issue number you are interested in. You’ll need to have a PDF reader such as Adobe Reader.


2015Vol 35 no 1Vol 35 no 2Vol 35 no 3 
2014Vol 34 no 1Vol 34 no 2Vol 34 no 3Vol 34 no 4
2013Vol 33 no 1Vol 33 no 2Vol 33 no 3Vol 33 no 4
2012Vol 32 no 1Vol 32 no 2Vol 32 no 3Vol 32 no 4
2011Vol 31 no 1Vol 31 no 2Vol 31 no 3Vol 31 no 4
2010Vol 30 no 1Vol 30 no 2Vol 30 no 3Vol 30 no 4
2009Vol 29 no 1Vol 29 no 2Vol 29 no 3Vol 29 no 4
2008Vol 28 no 1Vol 28 no 2Vol 28 no 3Vol 28 no 4
2007Vol 27 no 1Vol 27 no 2Vol 27 no 3Vol 27 no 4
2006Vol 26 no 1Vol 26 no 2Vol 26 no 3Vol 26 no 4
2005Vol 25 no 1Vol 25 no 2Vol 25 no 3Vol 25 no 4
2004Vol 24 no 1Vol 24 no 2Vol 24 no 3Vol 24 no 4
2003Vol 23 no 1Vol 23 no 2Vol 23 no 3Vol 23 no 4
2002Vol 22 no 1Vol 22 no 2Vol 22 no 3Vol 22 no 4
2001Vol 21 no 1Vol 21 no 2Vol 21 no 3Vol 21 no 4
2000Vol 20 no 1Vol 20 no 2Vol 20 no 3Vol 20 no 4
1999Vol 19 no 1Vol 19 no 2Vol 19 no 3Vol 19 no 4
1998Vol 18 no 1Vol 18 no 2Vol 18 no 3Vol 18 no 4
1997Vol 17 no 1Vol 17 no 2Vol 17 no 3Vol 17 no 4
1996Vol 16 no 1Vol 16 no 2Vol 16 no 3Vol 16 no 4
1995Vol 15 no 1Vol 15 no 2Vol 15 no 3Vol 15 no 4
1994Vol 14 no 1Vol 14 no 2Vol 14 no 3Vol 14 no 4
1993Vol 13 no 1Vol 13 no 2Vol 13 no 3Vol 13 no 4
1992Vol 12 no 1Vol 12 no 2Vol 12 no 3Vol 12 no 4
1991Vol 11 no 1Vol 11 no 2Vol 11 no 3Vol 11 no 4
The Second Coming – 1986 to 1990 collection

In the Beginning – the first five years
Volume 1 Number 1