The Journal of Abduction-Encounter Research (JAR Magazine) was launched in April 2007, and published nine newsletters in PDF format between April 2007 and July 2010. After a hiatus of five years, JAR Magazine was relaunched as an online magazine in October 2015.
JAR Magazine's mission is "to create a global platform on which to debate the significance of the extraterrestrial presence. Many answers lie in study of the abduction-encounters. That is the window through which we must look to see the UFO people who have come here. We must look at the abduction-encounters, and then at the spreading impacts of these encounters in society."
JAR's policy is to "publish all cogently argued points of view that give us insight about who the UFO intelligences are, what they are doing, what they want, how human beings are reacting to them, and how the extraterrestrial presence may influence the future of the human race."
During the PDF newsletter years, JAR's board of editors mainly consisted of:
The current board of editors consists of:
The original web site, www.jarmag.com is no longer online. The new online magazine can be found at www.jar-magazine.com.
When Elaine Douglass passed away on 27 January 2014, the former board of editors decided to put all nine issues of JAR Magazine online, in tribute to her memory. They can be found at http://jar.exopaedia.org.