IJP Open 2022-05-04T16:55:13+00:00

Open Peer Review and Debate

Authors: You can have your working papers read and discussed almost immediately.

Readers: You can take part in an international peer discussion of working papers submitted to the International Journal of Psychoanalysis.

What's more, you can also read the formal peer reviews of working papers.

For the first time in the history of psychoanalytic articles, you are able to view working papers submitted to the International Journal of Psychoanalysis before peer review and before the process of development and selection. 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 will 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.

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.

IJP Open is an online site for working papers. The papers do not constitute final ‘publication’ 

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 opt in to IJP Open the paper cannot be removed at a later date. 

How to register to IJP OPEN 

If you have a pep-web subscription with a username and password:

1. Go to https://www.psychoanalystdatabase.com/pages/pg070Logon.aspx 

Here you will get to the PADS page for registration.

2. Enter the username and password you use for pep.

3. Click New Order at the bottom of the page.

4. Select IJP Open and agree with the conditions. Log out.

5. Go to http://www.pep-web.org/ and log in top right with username and password.

6. Then go to Journals, search IJP Open.

If you do not have a pep-web subscription with a username and password:

1. Go to:

2. Complete the form.

3. Save and go through to New Order.

4. As above from 4 to 6.


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Click here to find out more about the International Journal of Psychoanalysis Editorial Board