IJP Open is an open peer review and debate site. It adopts an
open approach to peer review, making submitted papers and reviews freely available to
all, and enabling the wider community of readers to contribute to the discussion. IJP Open is
open to multiple languages, with papers and comments
appearing in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German and Portuguese, developing
communications between different cultural schools of thought.
The basic aims for IJP Open are:
Free Access: Anyone can register free and have access to reading and downloading working papers.
Open Assessment: The traditional peer review process is supplemented by an
open peer review process in which the community of active thinkers from all over
the world can read papers and reviews.
Open Discussion: Any registered user who wishes can comment on papers and
authors can respond. Authors can also respond to the formal peer reviewers.
Speed and Citations: Working papers which have been identified as
sufficiently promising for a referee process will be made available on IJP Open
within two weeks. Authors can have their work read and discussed almost
immediately. Thus, new ideas will find their way into the psychoanalytic and
scholarly community very rapidly. This will aid high citation records for
working papers which become Journal papers. Those papers selected for
publication in the International Journal of Psychoanalysis will have been read
long before in an early version, giving a greater chance of citation to the
final Journal publication.
Working papers: Working papers on IJP Open will not be indexed on PEP
and will not come up in searches. Papers will be removed from IJP Open after
approximately 8 months at the behest of the author.
IJP Open papers should not therefore be taken as ‘published papers’.
For further information about IJP Open, see: www.ijp-open.org
For information on how to register for free access, see: