Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing (PEP)
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing

83 Premiere Psychoanalytic Journals

The PEP-Web Archive is the quintessential website for psychoanalytic scholarship, with the full text of 83 journals dating from 1909 to the present day, cross-linked to each other, and full bibliographic references including to external sources. A multi-source psychoanalytic glossary is a click away for any technical term.

125 Classic Psychoanalytic Books

The complete content of Sigmund Freud’s Standard Edition where each paragraph is cross-linked to the corresponding text in the German Freud Gesammelte Werke. Including books from classic authors such as Bion, Bowlby, Klein, Meltzer, Winnicott, and many more.

125 Full-Text Searchable Videos

A curated collection of archival video lectures, interviews and documentaries, now includes original videos sponsored by grants from PEP. All videos are transcribed and captioned allowing full-text search and direct access to any part of the video by clicking on the text.  More original content to come!

PEP Preview

A new book feature showcasing a wide array of digitized titles from major publishers. Preview books are fully text-searchable and a significant portion is available to view. If you find a book you like, there are direct links to the publishers to enable you to purchase a copy. In this initial release, explore the latest titles from the New Library of Psychoanalysis and Rowman & Littlefield.

Peer Review Discussion

For the first time in the history of psychoanalytic journal publishing, you can view the development of working papers submitted to the International Journal of Psychoanalysis before peer review and selection. You are invited to join in a peer discussion of those papers and to see the reports of the formal reviewers

Announcing a New Feature – Offline Reading!

Now subscribers can download PEP-Web articles to read later, even when not connected to the Internet.  There are two download formats available: PDF and ePub, each with an easy and convenient download button, which you can find on our toolbar (next to the print icon) at the top of an article.

When you click either of these buttons, the article you are reading is automatically downloaded to your device so that you can read the article even when you are not connected to the Internet.  You don’t need to download both…download whichever best meets your needs.  Below we explain the advantages of each format.

Download PDF:  The new PDF feature is oriented toward on-screen reading.  In this case, the PDFs are reproduced a single page per output page, to look more like a journal page, and to make the text less wide and less dense and easy to read electronically (rather than printed). The PDF bookmarks feature is utilized to provide a Table of Contents (table of section headings).  Links are active, and take you to the associated section of the document for within-document jumps, and to PEP-Web for links to other PEP-Web articles (for links to PEP-Web, it requires that you are online).  PDF works on all size devices, but since line length does not change to accommodate screen size, you may have to scroll left and right to read lines, or zoom in and out, depending on your device screen size.

Download EPub:  ePub is a standard book reader format which is reflowable, which is to say it allows more flexibility in page layout.  The ePub format is ideal for reading on phones and smaller devices.  You need to have a eBook reader app to read ePub format (and many phones and tablets come with one standard).  The real benefit over PDF is that the text wraps to fit your device perfectly. Depending on what reader you use, the fonts are also scalable, so that text is at a comfortable size for reading.  On some devices, you can even set it to display multiple columns of text.  Where possible, a Table of Contents is provided using the section headings. Links are active, and take you to the associated section of the document for within-document jumps, and to PEP-Web for links to other PEP-Web articles (for links to PEP-Web, it requires that you are online).


1) On some devices, the downloaded file will open automatically in the associated application after it’s finished.

2) PEP-Web doesn’t have all the original journal’s font information and styling–all journals are displayed in PEP’s standardized styling).  Because of this, pages sometimes contain more text than the page size allows, and a single page may flow onto a second page.  Since the intent here is primarily onscreen reading while offline, we hope this won’t be an inconvenience.

Announcing a New Journal: IJP en español

It is with huge pleasure that we announce the launch of the Spanish online version of the International Journal of PsychoanalysisIJP en español (IJP-es). As the third most spoken language in the world, Spanish is also one of the most important IPA languages. We believe that making the IJP more accessible to Spanish speakers is crucial to promoting the interchange between Anglophone and Spanish speaking psychoanalysts, and a significant step in further opening up the IJP to non-English speaking psychoanalysts.

IJP en español  is a Spanish translation of the entire International Journal, excluding book reviews. Issues of IJP en español will appear on PEP approximately two months following the publication of the International Journal, bimonthly – April (Number 1), June (Number 2), August (Number 3), October (Number 4), December (Number 5), February (Number 6).

Along with the IJP Annuals and IJP Open we hope that IJP en español will help further international connections.

Read more about IJP en español here.

PEP-Web Tip: What’s New?

The “What’s new” section on the left side of PEP-Web shows the latest additions to PEP-Web.  New data is added, as available, towards the end of every week (late Thursday or Friday).

So, for example, this week we’ve added:

  • Brit. J. Psychother., Vol 29, 2013, Issues 1-4 and Vol 30, 2014, Issue 1. [see Note 1] [see Note 2]
  • J. Anal. Psychol., Vol 82, 2013, Issues 1 and 2. [see Note 1]
  • Studies in Gender and Sexuality, Vol 14, 2014, Issue 1. [see Note 1]
  • IJP Open – four new articles added [complete text available]

as well as a few added last Friday after the update:

  • Int. J. Psychoanal. Self Psychol. Vol 8, 2013, Issue 4 [see Note 1]
  • Psychoanal. Soc. Work Vol 20, 2013, Issue 2 [see Note 1]

[Note 1].  Since these are current content, due to contractual restrictions, only tables of contents and abstracts are available.

[Note 2].  To make sure as much as possible is covered, what’s new will only show the last new issue of any particular journal (so even if there’s more than one issue that arrives, you’ll only see the last.)

Video now available on PEP-Web

We have now added video capabilities to PEP-Web, and have also added the first batch of videos!  We treat videos like articles, and organize them into videostreams, which are like video journals.  Best of all, the dialog for each video is transcribed, so the full text of each video can be searched just like any other article on PEP-Web, and you can access any point of the video by selecting the corresponding text in the video widget.

The initial release of the PEP Videostream is very limited in content.  The platform is now in place, however, and we will be looking to bring together and preserve all existing audio visual material of interest and relevance to psychoanalytic thinking, practice and research, as well as to encourage the creation of new material.  As a result, we expect the available material to grow rapidly and for the video archive to become a valuable resource for research, study and teaching.  You can read about PEP’s new video feature, and find out more about contributing videos. There is $100,000 dollars available for grants to make videos about Psychoanalytic Practice and Thinking!

Automatic Translation of Articles

If you are using Google Chrome as your browser, you can have articles automatically translated to your language by right clicking and selecting “Translate to …”.

You must have this feature enabled…see here for instructions.

We are considering adding support for Google translate in other browsers in a future edition of PEP-Web.