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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.

To subscribe to the Skeptic, go to our online shop. Alternatively, you can download and print the subscription form, complete it and send it back to us by mail or fax.

Recent Issues

The Skeptic is now in its 38th year, and our most recent issue is Volume 38 Number 2. 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 38 no 2, June 2018
    Featured article: Talking about CancerAlice Howarth points out the importance of communication in managing cancer … and the competition we face in getting the message across.
  • Vol 38 no 1, March 2018
    Featured article: The Blind SeerRichard Saunders looks into a famous case of the disappearance of young children, and Australia’s baptism into the world of psychic detectives.
  • Vol 37 no 4, December 2017
    Featured article: Pint Sized Fun – Australia has had a close association with the history of those informal gatherings known as Skeptics in the Pub. Tim Mendham reports on the highs, lows and current state of the SitP movement.
  • 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.

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.


2017 Vol 37 no 1 Vol 37 no 2    
2016 Vol 36 no 1 Vol 36 no 2 Vol 36 no 3 Vol 36 no 4
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
1990 Vol 10 no 1 Vol 10 no 2 br>
Vol 10 no 2 – Insert
Vol 10 no 3 Vol 10 no 4
1989 Vol 9 no 1 Vol 9 no 2 Vol 9 no 3 br>
Vol 9 no 3 – Insert
Vol 9 no 4
1988 Vol 8 no 1 Vol 8 no 2 Vol 8 no 3 Vol 8 no 4
1987 Vol 7 no 1 Vol 7 no 2 Vol 7 no 3 Vol 7 no 4
1986 Vol 6 no 1 Vol 6 no 2 Vol 6 no 3 Vol 6 no 4
1985 Vol 5 no 1 Vol 5 no 2 Vol 5 no 3 Vol 5 no 4
1984 Vol 4 no 1 br>
Vol 4 no 1 – Insert
Vol 4 no 2 Vol 4 no 3 Vol 4 no 4
1983 Vol 3 no 1 Vol 3 no 2 br>
Vol 3 no 2 – Insert
Vol 3 no 3 Vol 3 no 4
1982 Vol 2 no 1 br>
Vol 2 no 1 – Insert
Vol 2 no 2 Vol 2 no 3 Vol 2 no 4
1981 Vol 1 no 1 Vol 1 no 2 Vol 1 no 3 Only 3 issues in 1981

Collections

The digitised issues from the years 1981 to 1990 were released in March 2018. Prior to that, we published a number of collections: one covering the first five years, and twelve covering the next five, with articles grouped into topics. Those collections are available below.

  • In the Beginning – the first five years
  • The Second Coming – 1986 to 1990 collection – Astrology
  • The Second Coming – 1986 to 1990 collection – Creationism
  • The Second Coming – 1986 to 1990 collection – Divining
  • The Second Coming – 1986 to 1990 collection – Editorials
  • The Second Coming – 1986 to 1990 collection – Health
  • The Second Coming – 1986 to 1990 collection – Letters
  • The Second Coming – 1986 to 1990 collection – Pseudoscience
  • The Second Coming – 1986 to 1990 collection – Psychics
  • The Second Coming – 1986 to 1990 collection – Religion
  • The Second Coming – 1986 to 1990 collection – Skepticism
  • The Second Coming – 1986 to 1990 collection – UFOs
  • The Second Coming – 1986 to 1990 collection – Whimsy