We are delighted to announce the launch of IJP! With the aim of furthering psychoanalytic creativity and a genuine exchange of ideas, it is now the case that authors, readers and reviewers converse with one another in enriching, active debates.
With the new IJP Open, the papers and their resubmissions will appear online, along with decisions letters and the rounds of reviews. Importantly, the author now has the opportunity to respond to any comments, and readers may respond in turn. This process continues until a final decision is made. (Reject decision letters will not be put up).
For the first time in the history of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, you are able to view working papers submitted journal during the peer review stage. You are invited to join in a peer discussion of those papers and to see the reports of the formal reviewers.
What’s more, working papers can appear on IJP Open in the language of submission (English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian or German), and readers can comment in these languages, fostering important international connections. Readers also benefit from critical discussion. They are able to see – in an open, transparent form – the usually hidden machinations of the peer review process. This is an invaluable educational tool
In most fields, it is now standard for authors to publish working papers in advance of being accepted in mainstream journals. IJP Open provides a unique opportunity for a high level international discussion of papers in their first submitted version. IJP Open papers do not constitute ‘published papers’.
IJP Open is for the benefit of authors and readers and is here to enhance critical thinking via a respectful and sensitive engagement with authors. It is a discussion launch pad for working papers and eventual publication in the International Journal.
IJP Open honours a transparent peer review process. As such, please note that if you choose for your paper to appear on IJP Open, the paper and all the material that accompanies the paper cannot be removed under any circumstances. Once you have agreed, the full peer review process (that is the title, name, paper, reviews, decision letters, authors and readers comments) will appear online and cannot later be taken down.
We invite you to join IJP Open and to start taking part NOW at https://pep-web.org/browse/IJPOPEN/volumes
An ‘opt-out’ option is available, although we believe authors will welcome the opportunity of high level international discussion of their papers. The working paper will not be posted anonymously unless the author chooses this option. Please note, IJP Open is an online site for working papers. The papers do not constitute final ‘publication’ and therefore should not be cited in references or in bibliographies.