For the first time in the history of psychoanalytic publications, you can now view papers submitted to the International Journal of Psychoanalysis before peer review and before the process of development and selection. You as a PEP subscriber, or anyone not subscribed, is invited to join in a peer discussion of those papers submitted on IJP Open. What’s more, you can also read the formal pier reviews of submitted papers (find out more here). The IJP Open is open to multiple languages which will assist communications between different and diverse cultural schools of thought.
The Basic Aims for the IJP Open are:
Free Access: This means anyone can register for free and then have access to reading and downloading the submitted papers, aiding high citation counts for Journal Papers.
Free Assessment: The Traditional Peer Process is supplemented by an open and transparent peer review process. Active psychoanalytic thinkers from all over the world can participate in the evaluation process.
Open Discussion: There will be a real-time discussion and authors can respond either to IJP Open or as a part of the review.
Speed: Submitted papers, sufficiently promising as appropriate for this referee process, will be make available in IJP Open within two weeks. Authors can have their work read and discussed almost immediately; the paper will almost immediately be indexed in the PEP Literature Search and thus Searchable with the PEP Search Engine, freely available for subscribers or non subscribers of PEP. Readers can take part in an international peer discussion of papers submitted to the International Journal of Psychoanalysis before formal peer review and selection.
So PEP looks forward to your enjoying this new and innovative and transparent approach to peer review with the added side effect of an earlier citation of the Journal and its publications.
Further information can be found on the IJP Open website – http://www.ijp-open.org/
IJP Open is free to both PEP subscribers and non-PEP subscribers.
If you are already a PEP subscriber with your own unique username and password, IJP Open can be added as a new order via your PaDS account.
If you are not a PEP subscriber or you access PEP-Web via a university or institution, you can create an account for free on our PaDS database and register for IJP Open access here.