JAR will publish all cogently argued points of view. JAR is a high-quality publication but we are not an "academic" journal. JAR honors the tradition of the "citizen investigator" and the contribution of the thousands of citizen investigators worldwide who have been the only beacon of light in UFO research for 70 years.

JAR encourages writers from all walks of life and from all countries. JAR is very interested in non-US writers and readers, and in women writers. JAR is interested in new findings in abduction-encounter research, book reviews, dramatically told accounts, interpretations of the meaning and significance of the extraterrestrial presence, how researchers and therapists handle abduction cases in countries outside the U.S., and related topics. JAR is particularly interested in the question: "What do the flying saucer people want?" JAR will also publish articles by authors who do not believe the UFO phenomenon is extraterrestrial.

JAR is interested in debate. JAR welcomes articles challenging the conclusions of previous articles. JAR welcomes 'Letters to the Editor.' And unlike most other publications, JAR is capable of publishing long articles.

Above all, JAR says to writers: think deeply and write from the heart. You have many years experiencing and reflecting on the UFO phenomena. Rely on your own perceptions and put them into words.

If you have something to say you think could make a good article for JAR, contact one of the JAR editors or members of the research team, and present your idea in a thumbnail. Alternatively, send your idea to submissions at jar-magazine.com. You do not have to be a polished writer. We edit articles here.

JAR does not pay authors in cash.

JAR also welcomes Letters to the Editor, commenting upon anything within the magazine's editorial scope, including the magazine itself and any article in the magazine. Email your Letter to the Editor to any JAR editor (see ourĀ Meet the Team page).

JAR may edit your letter for brevity.