The Journal of Contemplative Inquiry

The Journal of Contemplative Inquiry (ISSN: 2333-7281) is an online, open access, peer-reviewed journal which advances the understanding, development, and application of contemplative and introspective methods in order to serve a vision of higher education as an opportunity for cultivating personal and social awareness and an exploration of meaning, values, and engaged action. The development of critical first-person perspectives and alternative ways of knowing allows everyone in higher education to examine their own experience in relation to the material they study, transforming their understanding of how their work, study, and actions affect the wider world.

JOCI is published by CMind, ACMHE's parent organization.


  • For questions regarding publication, reviewing, and submissions to the regular issues, contact the general editors, Dr. Trudy Sable and Dr. David Sable, at
  • For all other questions, contact Carrie Bergman, JOCI Editorial & Technical Assistant,
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General Editors

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Editorial Advisory Board


Lisa Napora
State University of NY at Buffalo

Heesoon Bai
Simon Fraser University

Donald McCown
West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Leroy Little Bear
University of Lethbridge

Sydnee Viray
University of Vermont

Carla Sherrell
Naropa University