Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing (PEP)

Hello and welcome to the new PEP-Web quarterly newsletter. We’re always working to improve PEP-Web and there’s lots new content and features that you might be interested in. In this and future newsletters we’ll be bringing you our latest news and updates, as well as interesting video and media content. We’ll also be sharing useful hints and tips for using PEP-Web so that you can get the most out of the archive. We hope you enjoy reading it! If you’ve got any comments on how we can improve this newsletter please get in touch by emailing

New international content

We’re delighted to announce that we have added Revista de Psicoanálisis, a publication of the Asociación Psicoanalítica Argentina (APA), Volumes 1-27 (1943 – 1970) to PEP-Web.

We also added The Chinese Annual of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis earlier this year. Find out more.

Our new app: PEP-Easy

We’ve developed and are Beta-testing a new web app, PEP-Easy, which will make it quicker and easier to look up an article on PEP-Web using small mobile devices. You can do simple author and title searches or searches using more advanced terms. Like PEP-Web, you can search and read abstracts without logging in, but you need an account to read or download the full-text of articles. The first public Beta version will be ready in early December at and will run on smart phones, tablets, and other small mobile devices running a current version of a standard mobile browser. Find out more here

“My working definition of psychoanalysis is that it’s the disciplined study of whatever it is people do not want to know about themselves.”

(Warren S. Poland, Insights in Psychoanalysis)

Our film collection

PEP-Web’s got an expanding collection of films, documentaries and interviews about psychoanalysis. In each newsletter we’ll be sharing some of our favourites. Insights in Psychoanalysis is a series of interviews with the world’s most cited analysts. There’s already over 20 available on PEP-Web and the aim is to produce 100.

Watch the promo here.

PEP-Web film wins award

The Mourning After, a film directed by Donna Bassin and funded by PEP-Web, has won the prestigious Gradiva Writer and Directors Award.
The film explores how US veterans are turning the traumatic grief of war into community activism and art. A round-table discussion by senior psychoanalysts illuminates the therapeutic action embedded in these restorative and redemptive activities
Watch an excerpt here and sign into PEP-Web to watch the whole film.

How to: Simple searches

Want to get to grips with the basics of searching on PEP-Web? Here’s a quick overview of how to do it.

Don’t forget, there’s lots of other information and frequently asked questions on the support site.  Let us know if there’s anything in particular you’d like tips on!



Our media picks