A creation journal is a peer-reviewed publication of scientific work, generally supporting young-Earth creationism. Such journals were created to provide a channel to disseminate papers that mainstream journals are unwilling to publish.
The CRS Quarterly is the journal of the Creation Research Society. The Society was established in 1963, and began publishing its peer-reviewed journal in 1964.
CRS states that manuscripts are reviewed by two or more degreed scientists, and that the "Emphasis [of the Quarterly is] on scientific evidence supporting: intelligent design, a recent creation, and a catastrophic worldwide flood".
Selected articles and abstracts of most articles are available on-line.
Journal of Creation
Creation Ministries International have published their Journal of Creation since 1984. It began with one issue every second year, but is now published three times per year.
It covers a wide range of topics, from scientific disciplines to theological studies. It "strives to publish papers that promote the development of rigorously logical biblically-consistent models" and "is dedicated to upholding the authority of the 66 books of the Bible, especially in the area of origins". CMI states that "most papers will be designed to support" their Statement of Faith. Journal of Creation describes itself as "peer-reviewed", but does not detail its review process or policies on its web site.
Most of its articles are available on-line, except for very recent issues.
Answers Research Journal
The Answers Research Journal is published on-line by Answers in Genesis (US and UK) (AiG). It began in 2008, with Andrew Snelling as the Editor-in-Chief, following AiG's separation from Creation Ministries International.
Each manuscript submitted to ARJ is reviewed by at least three "competent creationists", possibly including the editor himself. The criteria used in judging papers are given as:
- Is the paper’s topic important to the development of the Creation and Flood model?
- Does the paper’s topic provide an original contribution to the Creation and Flood model?
- Is this paper formulated within a young-earth, young-universe framework?
- If the paper discusses claimed evidence for an old earth and/or universe, does this paper offer a very constructively positive criticism and provide a possible young-earth, young-universe alternative?
- If the paper is polemical in nature, does it deal with a topic rarely discussed within the origins debate?
- Does this paper provide evidence of faithfulness to the grammatical-historical/normative interpretation of Scripture? If necessary, refer to: R.E. Walsh, 1986. Biblical hermeneutics and creation. Proceedings First International Conference on Creationism, vol.1, pp.121–127. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Creation Science Fellowship.
- Creation Research Society
- Creation Ministries International
- Answers in Genesis