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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.

You can email the Editor with any enquiries or suggestions for articles.

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Recent Issues

The Skeptic is now in its 37th year, and our most recent issue is Volume 37 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 37 no 3, September 2017
    Featured article: Celebrated Cures – Why do people trust celebrities simply because they’re celebrities, and what does that say about trust in science? Diana Lucia looks at cures that are written in the stars.
  • Vol 37 no 2, June 2017
    Featured article: Kiwi activismHeidi Robertson on an attack on the ‘fake documentary’, Vaxxed, and the backlash that followed.
  • Vol 37 no 1, March 2017
    Featured article: Herbal RemediesTim Mendham and Eran Segev look at the National Institute of Complementary Medicine – Chinese medicine, alternative facts and endangered species.
  • Vol 36 no 4, December 2016
    Featured article: UNI Daze – Universities are teaching it, funds are covering it, and the people are not trusting it. Diana Lucia is concerned about the play off between alt med and evidence-based health.

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.


2016 Vol 36 no 1 Vol 36 no 2 Vol 36 no 3  
2015 Vol 35 no 1 Vol 35 no 2 Vol 35 no 3 Vol 35 no 4
2014 Vol 34 no 1 Vol 34 no 2 Vol 34 no 3 Vol 34 no 4
2013 Vol 33 no 1 Vol 33 no 2 Vol 33 no 3 Vol 33 no 4
2012 Vol 32 no 1 Vol 32 no 2 Vol 32 no 3 Vol 32 no 4
2011 Vol 31 no 1 Vol 31 no 2 Vol 31 no 3 Vol 31 no 4
2010 Vol 30 no 1 Vol 30 no 2 Vol 30 no 3 Vol 30 no 4
2009 Vol 29 no 1 Vol 29 no 2 Vol 29 no 3 Vol 29 no 4
2008 Vol 28 no 1 Vol 28 no 2 Vol 28 no 3 Vol 28 no 4
2007 Vol 27 no 1 Vol 27 no 2 Vol 27 no 3 Vol 27 no 4
2006 Vol 26 no 1 Vol 26 no 2 Vol 26 no 3 Vol 26 no 4
2005 Vol 25 no 1 Vol 25 no 2 Vol 25 no 3 Vol 25 no 4
2004 Vol 24 no 1 Vol 24 no 2 Vol 24 no 3 Vol 24 no 4
2003 Vol 23 no 1 Vol 23 no 2 Vol 23 no 3 Vol 23 no 4
2002 Vol 22 no 1 Vol 22 no 2 Vol 22 no 3 Vol 22 no 4
2001 Vol 21 no 1 Vol 21 no 2 Vol 21 no 3 Vol 21 no 4
2000 Vol 20 no 1 Vol 20 no 2 Vol 20 no 3 Vol 20 no 4
1999 Vol 19 no 1 Vol 19 no 2 Vol 19 no 3 Vol 19 no 4
1998 Vol 18 no 1 Vol 18 no 2 Vol 18 no 3 Vol 18 no 4
1997 Vol 17 no 1 Vol 17 no 2 Vol 17 no 3 Vol 17 no 4
1996 Vol 16 no 1 Vol 16 no 2 Vol 16 no 3 Vol 16 no 4
1995 Vol 15 no 1 Vol 15 no 2 Vol 15 no 3 Vol 15 no 4
1994 Vol 14 no 1 Vol 14 no 2 Vol 14 no 3 Vol 14 no 4
1993 Vol 13 no 1 Vol 13 no 2 Vol 13 no 3 Vol 13 no 4
1992 Vol 12 no 1 Vol 12 no 2 Vol 12 no 3 Vol 12 no 4
1991 Vol 11 no 1 Vol 11 no 2 Vol 11 no 3 Vol 11 no 4
The Second Coming – 1986 to 1990 collection
  • Astrology
  • Creationism
  • Divining
  • Editorials
  • Health
  • Letters
  • Pseudoscience
  • Psychics
  • Religion
  • Skepticism
  • UFOs
  • Whimsy
In the Beginning – the first five years
Volume 1 Number 1