The PEP-Web Archive is the quintessential website for psychoanalytic scholarship, with the full text of 83 journals dating back to 1909, cross-linked to each other and full bibliographic references to external sources, and where a multi-source psychoanalytic glossary is a click away for any technical term.
The complete content of Sigmund Freud’s Standard Edition where each paragraph is cross-linked to the corresponding text in the German Freud Gesammelte Werke. Including 123 books from classic authors such as Bion, Bowlby, Klein, Meltzer, Winnicott, and many more.
A curated collection of archival video lectures and documentaries, now includes original videos sponsored by grants from PEP. All videos have full-text transcription allowing full-text search and direct access to any part of the video by clicking on the text. More original content to come!
For the first time in the history of psychoanalytic journal publishing, you can view the development of working papers submitted to the International Journal of Psychoanalysis before peer review and selection. You are invited to join in a peer discussion of those papers and to see the reports of the formal reviewers
New on PEP-Web for 2024
This year, we are pleased to announce a substantial increase in our book catalogue with a range of contemporary titles from the New Library of Psychoanalysis. This series aims to stimulate the interchange of ideas across different schools of psychoanalysis internationally, and between psychoanalysis and other disciplines. New entries include studies on psychoanalytic education and clinical methodology, seminal collections of papers by leading analysts, as well as a contemporary clinical glossary.
The PEP-Web video collection currently contains 125 videos and is continually expanding! All videos are professionally transcribed and fully-indexed, allowing their content to be searchable.
With this new release, subscribers also gain access to a further year of all current journals which move out of the publisher’s embargo period: 2020 is now available for publications with 3-year embargoes and 2018 for those with 5-year embargoes.
Scheduled for an interim release in 2024, PEP Preview is a new feature that will showcase a much wider collection of digitized titles from major publishers. The books in this collection will be fully text-searchable, with significant portions available on the platform, and with an option to acquire them directly from the publisher.
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This new release of PEP-Web contains the complete text and illustrations of 83 premier journals in psychoanalysis, 125 classic psychoanalytic books, 125 videos, and the full text and editorial notes of the 24 volumes of the Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud as well as the 19 volume German Gesammelte Werke.
The PEP archive spans over 114 publication years and contains the full text of articles whose source ranges from 1909 through 2023. There are over 148,030 articles and 20,564 figures and illustrations that originally resided on 2744 volumes with over 1.34 million printed pages.
To access a glossary of psychoanalytic terms when reading an article, follow the steps below:
On the homepage: https://pep-web.org/ in the right-hand side panel there is an Info Card folder labeled ‘Glossary terms’. Note, you must be logged in to view the Info Cards, including ‘Glossary terms’.
To use this function: First, open an article so it is displayed in the central reading panel, then click on the ‘Glossary terms’ Info Card in the right-hand side panel. It will open and display a list of psychoanalytic terms that are to be found in the current article.
The glossary terms showing in the Info card are hyperlinked – if you click on a word or term a pop-up window will open in the center of the screen showing the consolidated glossary entries for that particular term. Within the pop-up window, other associated glossary terms are hyperlinked and will take you to their relevant glossary entries. To close the glossary and return to the article, in the pop-up window click on the ‘Close’ button or the ‘x’ in the top right corner.
If you cannot immediately see the ‘Glossary terms’ Info card in the right-hand side panel, please check your ‘Preferences’ settings. To do this, click on the User Menu – the ‘Person’ icon on the main top toolbar (to the right) – and from the dropdown box that appears click on ‘Preferences’.
A menu box will appear in the center of the screen – on the right-hand side is a list of all the PEP ‘Info cards’. Select/unselect the button next to ‘Glossary terms’. Remember to click ‘Done’ to confirm your selection.
If you are accessing PEP via an institutional subscription, you will need to register for a free personal PEP account in order to have access to your own ‘Preferences’ settings and to the range of Info cards. Find out more about registering for a free account here.
Please note that when viewing articles, links to the glossary are now exclusively accessed via the ‘Glossary terms’ Info card in the right-hand side panel.
Read more about the PEP consolidated glossary.
To see what papers cited a particular article, follow the steps below:
On the homepage: https://pep-web.org/ in the right-hand side panel there is a new ‘Info Card’ labelled ‘Who Cited This’.
To use this function: on opening an article in the central reading panel, click on the ‘Who Cited This’ Info Card in the right-hand side panel. It will open and display a list of articles that cited the article in question. The listed articles are hyperlinked – if you click on the each article title it will open in the central reading panel.
The ‘Who Cited This’ function can be turned on/off by visiting the ‘Preferences’ menu. To do this click on the ‘Person’ icon on the top toolbar (to the right) and from the dropdown box that appears click on ‘Preferences’. A menu box will appear in the center of the screen – on the right-hand side of the menu box, at the bottom of the list of items, you can select/unselect the button for ‘Who Cited This’. Remember to click ‘Done’ to confirm your selection.
If you can’t immediately see the ‘Who Cited This’ Info card in the right-hand side panel, please check your ‘Preferences’ first by following the steps above to activate the function.
If you are accessing PEP via an institutional subscription, you will need to register for a personal PEP account in order to have access to personal ‘Preferences’ settings. Find out more about registering for an account here.
In an interim release (v2022), PEP has added the complete contents (26 volumes, 1996-current) of the journal, Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society, now available to all PEP-Web subscribers.
Currently in its twenty sixth year of publication, the academic journal, Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society was founded by an international group of academics to provide a space where critical intellectuals from the fields of politics, cultural studies, and the humanities, as well as both academic and clinical psychoanalysts could engage in dialog to understand pressing social trends.
A key underlying purpose of the journal is to explore issues of social justice and understand obstacles to progressive social change. The journal does not endorse any one single psychoanalytic viewpoint or orthodoxy but is open to a variety of psychoanalytic perspectives that address the intersection of psychoanalysis, culture and society and that explore pressing issues of equity, inequality, sustainability, theories of subject formation, and the potential for emancipatory clinical practice.
As well as rigorous Original Articles, the journal welcomes alternative and experimental forms of writing in its Counterspace, and also publishes reviews of new academic books in psychoanalysis and critical social sciences that are in line with its mission.
The journal is co-owned by international publisher Palgrave/Springer, and the Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture & Society, which holds an annual academic meeting usually at Rutgers University in New Jersey, USA in late October. All articles published in the journal are subjected to rigorous peer review from members of our distinguished international Editorial Board.
Due to contracts with the publishers, there is a three-year moving wall (embargo of current articles) for Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society. This means, you can browse the tables of contents up through the current issue, and searches include the complete text of the articles, but only the titles and abstracts (or summaries) will be displayed for articles from 2019 and newer. For details on how to read the full text of 2019 and more current articles see the publisher’s official website here.
This release provides another year of all current publications which move out of the publisher’s embargo period: subscribers will have access to the 2018 issues of current journals with 3-year embargoes, and 2016 issues of journals with 5-year embargoes.
In addition, we have added 4 new journals!
➡ Journal of Psychological Therapies
➡ Oedipus Annual – Greek Annual Psychoanalytic Review
➡ Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in China
➡ The International Journal of Forensic Psychotherapy
A fifth journal is also in preparation:
➡ Psychoanalysis Culture and Society
Scheduled for an intermediate release in a few months, a selection of article abstracts are available now to subscribers.
IJP-Open returns to PEP-Web!
➡ IJP-Open – Open Peer Review and Debate
IJP-Open articles and commentary are accessible to all PEP-Web subscribers. Tip: Look for the “speech bubbles” icon, located next to the article’s “print” and “download” icons to open and join in the discussion.
With this release, we are also including fixes for many of the issues, which users have reported with the initial phase of the new PEP-Web interface. We will continue to do so, and to add and develop new features that benefit our users. Please help us improve by providing feedback and reporting errors using the “Help” icon.
This new release of PEP-Web contains the complete text and illustrations of 83 premier journals in psychoanalysis, 100 classic psychoanalytic books, 104 videos, and the full text and editorial notes of the 24 volumes of the Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud as well as the 19 volume German Freud Standard Edition – Gesammelte Werke. It spans over 110 publication years and contains the full text of articles whose source ranges from 1911 through 2021. There are over 139,936 articles and 18,773 figures and illustrations that originally resided on 2591 volumes with over 1.25 million printed pages. In hard copy, the PEP-Web Archive represents a stack of paper more than 409 feet high and weighing over 5 tons!
For the last three years PEP has been developing a modern new interface with many extra features and the capability for further feature development. The development was necessitated by a commercial takeover of our existing provider who served us extraordinarily well for twenty years and have also been very helpful in the changeover.
It is now available in Beta – meaning there may still be some rough edges and not all features are fully operational. Once the Beta phase has proved that everything works well enough, the existing platform will close.
Revue Roumaine De Psychanalyse”, which is also published with the name “Romanian Journal of Psychoanalysis”, has shifted towards all English content and has requested PEP to change the running head and listing for the journal to the English version of their name. The journal name has now been changed to the English version on PEP-Web.
Hello and welcome to the new PEP-Web quarterly newsletter. We’re always working to improve PEP-Web and there’s lots new content and features that you might be interested in. In this and future newsletters we’ll be bringing you our latest news and updates, as well as interesting video and media content. We’ll also be sharing useful hints and tips for using PEP-Web so that you can get the most out of the archive. We hope you enjoy reading it! If you’ve got any comments on how we can improve this newsletter please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
New international content
We’re delighted to announce that we have added Revista de Psicoanálisis, a publication of the Asociación Psicoanalítica Argentina (APA), Volumes 1-27 (1943 – 1970) to PEP-Web.
We also added The Chinese Annual of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis earlier this year. Find out more.
“My working definition of psychoanalysis is that it’s the disciplined study of whatever it is people do not want to know about themselves.”
(Warren S. Poland, Insights in Psychoanalysis)
Our film collection
PEP-Web’s got an expanding collection of films, documentaries and interviews about psychoanalysis. In each newsletter we’ll be sharing some of our favourites. Insights in Psychoanalysis is a series of interviews with the world’s most cited analysts. There’s already over 20 available on PEP-Web and the aim is to produce 100.
PEP-Web film wins award
The Mourning After, a film directed by Donna Bassin and funded by PEP-Web, has won the prestigious Gradiva Writer and Directors Award.
The film explores how US veterans are turning the traumatic grief of war into community activism and art. A round-table discussion by senior psychoanalysts illuminates the therapeutic action embedded in these restorative and redemptive activities
Watch an excerpt here and sign into PEP-Web to watch the whole film.
How to: Simple searches
Want to get to grips with the basics of searching on PEP-Web? Here’s a quick overview of how to do it.
Don’t forget, there’s lots of other information and frequently asked questions on the support site. Let us know if there’s anything in particular you’d like tips on!
Our media picks
Revista de Psicoanálisis, a publication of the Asociación Psicoanalítica Argentina (APA), Volumes 1-27 (1943 – 1970) has been added to PEP-Web and is now available to all subscribers.
The leading journal in psychoanalysis in Latin America for this period, you will find in its contents many of the classic original contributions. Those unable to read Spanish should access PEP-Web via the Google Chrome browser and use its translation facilities to read in their own language. Spanish-English is remarkably good.
Se han adicionado a PEP-Web los volúmenes del 1 al 27 (1943-1970) de la Revista de Psicoanálisis de la Sociedad Argentina de Psicoanálisis (REVAPA) para el uso de todos los suscriptores.
Revista líder en Psicoanálisis en Latinoamérica, durante este periodo, encontrará en su contenido muchas de las contribuciones originales clásicas. Aquellos quienes no pueden leer en español pueden acceder a PEP-Web a través del buscador de Google Chrome y utilizar sus herramientas de traducción (link) para leerla en su propio idioma. La traducción español-inglés es particularmente buena.
Insights in Psychoanalysis is a series of films produced by PEP in association with the Psychoanalysis Unit at University College London. In each film an eminent analyst discusses one of their most important and influential papers. Interviewees to date have included Warren S. Poland, Otto F. Kernberg, Stefano Bolognini, Ron Britton, Irma Brenman Pick, Peter Fonagy, Edna O’Shaughnessy, Virginia Ungar and David Bell. This overview film includes excerpts from 29 of the interviews filmed so far
Watch it here. You do not need to be logged in, the video is available to everyone.
It is with huge pleasure that we announce the launch of The Chinese Annual of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis. We believe that making the IJP more accessible to Chinese speakers is crucial to promoting the interchange between Anglophone and Chinese speaking psychoanalysts, and a significant step in further opening up the IJP to non-English speaking psychoanalysts.
The Chinese Annual is a Chinese translation of a selection of papers chosen from the International Journal of Psychoanalysis. Along with the IJP Annuals and IJP Open we hope that the Chinese Annual will help further international connections.
Read more about The Chinese Annual of IJP here.
PEP is proud to offer a way to access the PEP Videos, if you are not a PEP subscriber. We are offering a Video 24 subscription, which allows viewing for any of the videos in a 24 hour period. For only $9.99 you can view a large array of videos including the renowned PEP Grant Videos, Black Analysts Speak and Psychoanalysis in El Barrio or Controversial Discussions for the XXIst Century. Videos are accessible by Category or by Publisher. New Videos are constantly being added, such as those by the PEP/UCL Project which interviews some of the top PEP Authors.
We are very pleased to announce a new feature on PEP-Web: Video Previews.
Currently, PEP-Web can be searched without logging in, making the powerful database of psychoanalytic literature useful to everyone.
Now we’ve added a video preview feature, to allow articles with videos to show a short excerpt of the video for users who are not subscribers, or whenever you are not logged in. In addition, the video previews are now integrated into the search feature, so results lists show the preview rather than a static image like before. If you have previews turned off in the search options at the top of the search results, make sure you turn them on:
The previews are authored excerpts to give you a good flavor for the video, rather than being just the first moments of the video. However, this means that we have to take time to author the excerpts, so not all videos are available as previews yet. We will continue to add them over time, both for new videos and those already published on PEP-Web.
Meanwhile, our video library keeps growing with new videos being added weekly.
PEP has quietly rolled out a new feature to PEP-Web. At the bottom of the PEP Banner we now have a “tip feature” which will help you get the most of PEP-Web, and help you to use PEP-Web more efficiently and effectively. Originally, we thought we might offer a tip of the day feature, or one new tip each day. But we’ve decided to randomly show a new tip each time the page is refreshed. So you’ll get multiple tips each day!
You will only be able to view the first part of the tip until you hover over the tip. Then a pop-up box shows up with the full tip. Also, at the bottom of the tip, there’s a link that takes you to the support page where you can see the entire list of tips.
When you click on “See PEP-Web tips” (at the bottom of the tip) you will notice that you are now on the new PEP Support site! You can find information about PEP-Web, subscriptions, support, and direct access to the PEP-Web digital archive.
Other easy ways to get to the support site:
- Click on Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing on the PEP-Web banner area.
- Click “Help” at the bottom of the PEP-Web page
- Use the web address (URL) http://support.pep-web.info. Note that it’s just the URL PEP-Web, prefixed with the word “support”.
We hope that the new tip feature, and the new support site, helps make your use of PEP-Web more efficient and enjoyable. And we look forward to continuing to improve it over time.
2015 Video Competition
There will be no Video competition in 2015. If you believe you have a very good idea for video project please contact email@example.com.
Find out about the successful film projects here.
PEP Author Video Interview Project
A new Video Project which will replace the PEP Video Grants.
PEP will use the video grant funds to make brief videos of the most cited psychoanalytic authors.
PEP will call it the “The Top 100 Project.” PEP will set up a small studio and fund the video staff, interviewer and the facility.
There will be a pilot project at the APsaA Meetings in January 2016.
Freud Standard Edition and German Collected works are integrated such that by hovering the cursor in a paragraph of the GW the uses will get the equivalent translated paragraph in SE (and vice versa from SE to the German in GW).
PEP has developed a Book Publishing Policy and its main aim is to obtain the rights for book content that is heavily cited in PEP references, but not already a part of the PEP Archive. Adding new book content is in process but is slow, as obtaining copyright is problematic. Most publishers withhold these rights and want to electronically publish themselves. Psychoanalytic authors, when negotiating contracts, should try to maintain their electronic rights to the greatest extent possible, even if limited only to future publication on PEP-Web.