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Psychoanalytic Review


Alan J. Barnett

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The Psychoanalytic Review was founded in 1913, four years after Freud’s only visit to the U.S., as the first English-language journal dedicated to psychoanalysis. Its co-founders, William Alanson White and Smith Ely Jelliffe, and all the editors that followed, have advocated for the journal a general psychodynamic and psychoanalytic perspective that is free of sectarian bias. The Review is highly respected for its penetrating analyses of contemporary theory and practice. Now in its 102nd year as the oldest continuously published psychoanalytic journal, The Psychoanalytic Review publishes six issues per year; of these, up to two per year are special issues devoted to important themes and thinkers and are guest edited. The journal also reviews current films and books that hold significance for the psychoanalytic community. The Psychoanalytic Review is available in both print and on-line versions.

The attached link provides free access to a full-length published article on the 100+ history of The Psychoanalytic Review.

Editor and Editorial Board members

Alan J. Barnett

Book Review Editors:

Gerald J. Gargiulo
Evan Malater
Patricia Precin
Thomas Taylor

Psychoanalytic Education Editor:
Judy Ann Kaplan

Art Editor:
Douglas Maxwell

Film Editor:
Tony Pipolo

Editorial Board:

Beth Althoffer, Helene Bass-Wichelhaus, Mattias Beier, Diane Clemente, Paul Cooper, Sy Coopersmith, George Frank, Robert Friedman, Gerald J. Gargiulo, Carl Jacobs, Charlotte Kahn, Judy Ann Kaplan, S. Montana Katz, Brian Kloppenberg, Jane Kupersmidt, Evan Malater, Victoria Malkin, Paul Marcus, Douglas Maxwell, Merle Molofsky, Tamar Opler, Tony Pipolo, Patricia Precin, Ruth Rosenbaum, Susan G. Sawyer, Catherine Silver, Lynn Somerstein, Henrietta Statham, Thomas Taylor, Aleksandra Wagner

Former Editors:

William A. White, Smith Ely Jelliffe [founding editors], Nolan D. C. Lewis, Marie Coleman Nelson, Murray Sherman, Leila Lerner, Martin Schulman, Michael Eigen

Submission guidelines

The Psychoanalytic Review publishes peer-reviewed contributions to the literature on psychoanalytic theory and practice, including interdisciplinary applications that advance psychoanalysis as a body of knowledge and therapeutic discipline. Articles report original research on relevant theoretical questions; clearly communicate new clinical hypotheses, observations, or approaches; advance issues within psychoanalytic education; and enhance the total understanding of human behavior.  The Psychoanalytic Review accepts depth psychological manuscripts on a wide range of theoretical, clinical and cultural concerns. Research methodologies may be quantitative or qualitative, as well as based on individual cases when persuasively applied to a general topic within the journal’s purview. On occasion, articles or concurrently published commentaries on articles may be invited, as are the contributions to Special Issues. The Psychoanalytic Review also critiques pertinent books and films.

MANUSCRIPTS should be submitted electronically to the Editor, Alan J. Barnett, Ph.D., via email:  Send the manuscript as an attachment in Microsoft Word or Word compatible format with a separately attached blind copy (for peer review) that has the name(s) of the manuscript’s author(s) in the paper’s citations and references replaced by AUTHOR.  If e-mail is not available, authors may forward hard copies of the manuscript, in triplicate, to The Editor, The Psychoanalytic Review, 40 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011. Authors should retain a copy of the manuscript.

Manuscripts should be double-spaced, including quotations and references, with at least a one-inch margin on all sides. Notes and references should conform to the style of recent issues of this publication.  Effort should be made to keep notes at a minimum. The reference list should include only those sources that are cited in the text. Provide an abstract of about 100 words, and a brief biographical note with the authors’ academic degrees, professional titles, affiliations, and mailing addresses.

PERMISSIONS: Written permission must be obtained for any quoted material from one source that exceeds 300 words.  It is the authorE’s responsibility to obtain such permission through a letter from the source publisher that must accompany all applicable manuscript submissions.

PATIENT CONFIDENTIALITY: It is the author’s responsibility to disguise the identity of patients when presenting case material. See, e.g., Clifft, M. A.(1986). Writing about psychiatric patients: Guidelines for disguising case material. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 50, 1-13 (posted on Guilford Website); or Kantrowitz, J.L. (2004). Writing about patients: I. Ways of protecting confidentiality and analysts’ conflicts over choice of method. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 52, 69-99.

NOTE: Articles will be accepted only if they are contributed solely to The Psychoanalytic Review. The editor should be notified if the article has already appeared in a foreign language journal or has been submitted elsewhere. The journal does not typically republish material and will not consider for publication in the journal any material previously published on the internet, whether self-published on an author site or appearing on a pay-per-view site or a research site used by a university or society, since there are no clear criteria at this time with which to distinguish these with respect to enforcing copyright and publication rights. Articles accepted and readied for publication are published on-line first soon after they are accepted to the journal and prior to the print publication in which the article will appear. After a paper is published in the print edition of The Psychoanalytic Review, there is a six month embargo on posting papers on-line on an author site, pay-per-view site or research site of a university or society. Permission is granted to republish online after six months, provided credit is given to the Review for its original publication (including year, volume, and page numbers).

Often a paper is accepted contingent upon revisions required by reviewers, or the retyping of references in the style of this publication.  Authors are responsible for these changes as requested by the Editor.

A complimentary copy of the issue in which the paper appears, and a reprint order form, will be sent to the author.  The opinions and views of the contributors do not reflect the viewpoint of the editors or the NPAP.