Introduction

 

The “European Journal of Psychoanalysis – New Series” continues the publication of its first and second editions. It was founded by Sergio Benvenuto in New York in 1995 with the title “Journal of European Psychoanalysis” (JEP).  On 2007 its name was changed in “JEP. European Journal of Psychoanalysis”. In 2013 the journal ‘rebooted’ with a new Editorial Board and a new logo as “EJΨ. European Journal of Psychoanalysis”. It is published both on line (by I.S.A.P.) and on paper (by Alpes).

When its first edition saw light in 1995, its main aim was to make available to an English-speaking audience Continental authors and papers writing in languages other than English. In fact, the privileged link psychoanalysis has to spoken languages does not facilitate communication among analysts and psychotherapists of different mother tongues.  The European Journal of Psychoanalysis seeks to overcome these linguistic barriers.  It tries to introduce to the English reader to important European authors, as well as debates and trends within psychoanalysis and within other related fields (especially philosophy, literature, humanities and social sciences).  It will include also authors of, e.g., Latin American countries, whose paradigms are close to European “styles.” 

The journal is not the official organ of any particular school.  Material is be chosen solely in terms of quality, originality and relevance to international debates in psychotherapeutic and psychoanalytic fields.  Similarly, significant, hard-to-pigeonhole authors and works falling outside any particular trend will also be presented.

The European Journal of Psychoanalysis publishes not only translations, but also papers by English-speaking contributors whose works are close to European currents and “styles”.  The European Journal of Psychoanalysis  also includes philosophical, anthropological, literary and historical contributions.  Psychoanalysis has practical, ethical, and theoretical implications relevant not only to clinical practice, but also to politics and social policy, philosophy, cultural studies and the social sciences.  The journal provides an international forum for the exploration of the frontiers of psychoanalytic inquiry, giving voice to diverse perspectives, research, and clinical practice which link and transform its many partial understandings.

Published by I.S.A.P. - ISSN 2284-1059