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PSYCHE – A Journal of Psychoanalysis and its Applications

PSYCHE – Zeitschrift für Psychoanalyse und ihre Anwendungen

PSYCHE was established in 1947 by Hans Kunz, Alexander Mitscherlich, and Felix Schottlaender. It is the only monthly journal for psychoanalysis in German. In its over 60-year history it has been not only a uniquely faithful mirror of the progress made by psychoanalysis in the German-speaking countries since the Second World War but has also played both a receptive and an instrumental role in the evolution of psychoanalytic theory and practice.

The journal sets out to represent the current state of psychoanalytic research, theory formation, methodology, and treatment technique and to delineate and discuss the various currents operative in present-day psychoanalysis. It is also a forum for all those who draw upon psychoanalytic resources to cast light on cultural, societal, and political developments via the interpretation of paintings, sculpture, literature, music, and films as well as in the discussion of topics from recent history (including the history of psychoanalysis itself), social policy (migration), sociology, ethnology, and gender studies.

The double issues introduced in 1994 outline the latest developments in a specific psychoanalytic sector, both for the psychoanalytic community and for a wider audience (see the archives for more information on individual issues).

For decisions on the publication of manuscripts submitted, PSYCHE has introduced an anonymous peer-review procedure. Indexation is an indispensable feature of modern-day scientific journals and in the case of PSYCHE is assured by PsycINFO, the Social Sciences Citation Index, Current Contents, Social & Behavioral Sciences, and EMBASE. For full-text search, go to the Klett-Cotta online portal (

PSYCHE is completely represented in PEP as of 2013.