Despite the fact that Rudolf Steiner was arguably a culturally very influential figure in Germany around the turn of the century, whose ideas impacted important areas of life such as education, ecology, and medicine, serious academic research concerning his work and influence has been almost non-existent during the roughly one hundred years since his death in 1925. Only recently have Steiner and anthroposophy increasingly become the subject of serious academic research. The first Critical Edition of Steiner’s major works, launched in 2013 by the frommann-holzboog publishing house, is evidence of this.

Steiner Studies is designed to give a voice to this emerging field of academic study, as an international, peer-reviewed academic journal, dedicated to publishing critical research concerning Steiner and his influence on the humanities, sciences, and culture. Guided by the editorial principles of academic rigor and quality, critical thinking, and ideological independence, the journal invites and proliferates original research in this field. It is open to all researchers who, as they differ in perspective, approach, and methodology, are united in a commitment to high scholarly standards.

Submissions can be made via this website, or directly to the main editors of the journal: Dr. Christian Clement ( and Prof. Dr. Hartmut Traub ( The journal is inviting the submission of original research articles, event reports and book reviews. Contributions will be published online, consecutively throughout the year as they are received, peer reviewed, and accepted.

January 2020, Dr. Christian Clement and Prof. Dr. Hartmut Traub