The Journal of Contemplative Studies is a peer-reviewed, open access digital journal published by the Contemplative Sciences Center at the University of Virginia. 

The journal publishes original research and scholarship on topics related to contemplation with a focus on humanities-based studies, in the most capacious sense, and transdisciplinary scholarship with a humanistic core. The mission of the journal is to provide an academic forum for specialists to publish rigorous, innovative, humanities-based scholarship on contemplation, and to promote interconnections across disciplines, perspectives, and traditions. 

JCS is committed to supporting the growth of an academic field for a global community of scholars who study contemplation in all its diversity. This includes scholarship that examines practices, first-person meditative experiences, and the historical and cultural contexts in which forms of contemplation are embedded, and from which they derive. The journal publishes on a rolling basis and is committed to the public dissemination of scholarship free of charge to both authors and readers.