What is the Harvard Review of Psychiatry?

Introduction

The Harvard Review of Psychiatry is a peer-reviewed medical journal covering all aspects of psychiatry.

Background

The Harvard Review of Psychiatry is the authoritative source for scholarly reviews and perspectives on a diverse range of important topics in psychiatry.

Founded by the Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry, the journal is peer-reviewed and not industry sponsored. It is the property of the President and Fellows of Harvard College and is affiliated with all of the Departments of Psychiatry at the Harvard teaching hospitals.

Articles encompass all major issues in contemporary psychiatry, including (but not limited to) neuroscience, psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, history of psychiatry, and ethics. In addition to scholarly reviews, perspectives articles, and columns, the journal includes a Clinical Challenge section that presents a case followed by discussion and debate from a panel of experts.

Subscription includes a CME opportunity in each issue.

What is the Psychoanalytic Quarterly?

Introduction

The Psychoanalytic Quarterly is a quarterly academic journal of psychoanalysis established in 1932 and, since 2018, published by Taylor and Francis.

The journal describes itself as “the oldest free-standing psychoanalytic journal in America”.

Brief History

The Psychoanalytic Quarterly was established by Dorian Feigenbaum, Bertram D. Lewin, Frankwood Williams, and Gregory Zilboorg. In the opening issue they described the journal’s aims:

This Quarterly will be devoted to theoretical, clinical and applied psychoanalysis. It has been established to fill the need for a strictly psychoanalytic organ in America…A close collaboration with associates abroad will be maintained. At the same time, a prime objective of the magazine is to stimulate American work and provide an outlet for it.

The first issue’s lead article was Libidinal Types by Freud, one of three articles by Freud translated by Edith B. Jackson and published in the journal in its first year. However, the new journal upset Ernest Jones in England, who saw it as a competitor to The International Journal of Psychoanalysis, which he edited. The new journal was also watched carefully by Smith Ely Jelliffe and William Alanson White of the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis (NPAP), which published Psychoanalytic Review:

the Quarterly […] is very excellent and I wish they would get on with it. I suspect that Lewin and his crows would get into hot water if someone read his paper and was after pornographic stuff; they could make it very hot. I do not know if I should warn Feigenbaum about it, as it might also include others, as you know the R. C. gentry are not asleep. The Quarterly has no special prospects. They will have to dig into their jeans or find an angel…

What is the International Journal of Psychoanalysis?

Introduction

The International Journal of Psychoanalysis is an academic journal in the field of psychoanalysis. The idea of the journal was proposed by Ernest Jones in a letter to Sigmund Freud dated 7 December 1918. The journal itself was established in 1920, with Jones serving as editor until 1939, the year of Freud’s death.

Background

The International Journal of Psychoanalysis incorporates the International Review of Psycho-Analysis, founded in 1974 by Joseph Sandler. It is run by the Institute of Psychoanalysis. For the last 95 years, the IJP has enjoyed its role as the main international vehicle for communication about psychoanalysis, enjoying a wide international readership from Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, North America, and Latin America. Past Editors of the International Journal have included Ernest Jones, James Strachey, Joseph Sandler, and David Tuckett. In 2015 the IJP had around 9000 subscribers.

Dana Birksted-Breen is the current Editor in Chief of The International Journal of Psychoanalysis. In 2012, she integrated the four regional boards into one large Editorial Board currently composed of over 100 members. There are five Associate Editors from four different geographic regions: Alessandra Lemma (UK), Jorge Canestri (Europe), Lucy LaFarge (North America), Beatriz de León de Bernardi (Latin America), Georg Bruns (representing no region); an Executive Editor, Gráinne Lucey (London); and Editors of specific sections, such as Education, The Analyst at Work, Psychoanalytic Controversies, Book Reviews, and Film Essays.

In recent years, the IJP has worked to strengthen dialogues between different psychoanalytic cultures. 2015 saw the launch of the Spanish edition of the journal – IJP en español. In 2013 the journal established the online open peer review, multi-language site IJP-Open (www.ijp-open.org). With the IJP Annuals (www.annualsofpsychoanalysis.com), each year papers from the journal are selected and translated into eight different languages: French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Greek, and Turkish, with plans to launch a Chinese Annual in 2017.