About This Journal
The International Journal of Transpersonal Studies (IJTS) is one of the most established peer-reviewed transpersonally-oriented journal; the only such journal with a longer history is the Journal of Transpersonal Psychology. Now in its 35th year of publication, IJTS was founded in 1981 by Don Diespecker, an Australian transpersonal psychologist and psychology professor.
The journal first appeared as the Australian Journal of Transpersonal Psychology and retained this name through 1993. In 1994, the journal began publication under its current name at the University of Hawaii, where it was housed until 2002 under the editorship of Philippe Gross and Sam Shapiro. IJTS was then acquired by Saybrook Graduate School (now Saybrook University), where it was published from 2003 until 2006 under the editorship of Harris Friedman—a professor at that school—and Doug MacDonald.
More recently, a private nonprofit organization, Floraglades Foundation, has acquired and published IJTS though the present year, from 2007 until the present, under the editorship of Harris Friedman and Glenn Hartelius until 2010, and since then under the editorship of Glenn Hartelius.
In 2010, IJTS was selected as the official publication of the International Transpersonal Association (ITA), and in 2015 it gained the sponsorship of the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). In 2016 the journal moved to a new website on the Digital Commons institutional repository of CIIS, which permits enhanced search capabilities.