Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Report a Data Error | About
:
Login
Tip: To use the Information icon…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

The Information icon  (an i in a circle) will give you valuable information about PEP Web data and features. You can find it besides a PEP Web feature and the author’s name in every journal article. Simply move the mouse pointer over the icon and click on it for the information to appear.

For the complete list of tips, see PEP-Web Tips on the PEP-Web support page.

Birksted-Breen, D. (2014). Editorial. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 95(3):413-416.
    

(2014). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 95(3):413-416

Editorial

Dana Birksted-Breen

As IJP Open approaches its sixth month in operation, I would like to take the opportunity to reflect upon the potential and the status of this online site for open peer review and debate. Like any innovation, IJP Open has attracted both praise and concerns. After describing the positive responses that IJP Open has received and the kinds of contributions to analytic discourse that I feel it has begun to make, I would like to dispel some misunderstandings that have arisen and detail some changes that I have introduced in response to questions raised by its critics.

Ways in Which IJP Open Has Begun to Fulfil Our Expectations

The aim of IJP Open is to foster the development of critical thought within the larger community, to give rise to debates around issues that preoccupy psychoanalysts and other scholars today, and to form a greater multicultural perspective. We have learned that IJP Open is being used, as we had hoped, for educational purposes, to discuss the evaluation of an argument and its demonstration, to think about the relevant use of clinical material, and to develop paper-writing skills. For the first time, the thoughtful, scholarly, and time-consuming work of our anonymous expert reviewers who guide our decisions can benefit the community.

IJP Open has engaged the interest of the community, receiving thousands of downloads. The discussions have proved interesting and valuable to authors and readers, and we have received many appreciative comments from different regions

[This is a summary excerpt from the full text of the journal article. The full text of the document is available to journal subscribers on the publisher's website here.]

Copyright © 2017, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing, ISSN 2472-6982 Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Download PEP Bibliography | Report a Data Error | About

WARNING! This text is printed for personal use. It is copyright to the journal in which it originally appeared. It is illegal to redistribute it in any form.