The PEP-Web Archive is the quintessential website for psychoanalytic scholarship, with the full text of 59 journals dating back to 1918, 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.
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.
Our new app: PEP-Easy
We’ve developed and are Beta-testing a new web app, PEP-Easy, which will make it quicker and easier to look up an article on PEP-Web using small mobile devices. You can do simple author and title searches or searches using more advanced terms. Like PEP-Web, you can search and read abstracts without logging in, but you need an account to read or download the full-text of articles. The first public Beta version will be ready in early December at pepeasy.pep-web.org and will run on smart phones, tablets, and other small mobile devices running a current version of a standard mobile browser. Find out more here
“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
- Selling bad therapy to trauma victims in Psychology Today.
- What not to do when the boss is a sexual predator in Forbes.
- Why Freud survives in the New Yorker.
- How to handle the departure of a nanny in the New York Times.
- Why we all need psychoanalysis in the Guardian.
- Your memories make you who you are in Psychology Today.
We have developed a PEP Mobile Web App, which will make it more convenient to access PEP-Web on your tablets, phones and other mobile devices with smaller screens. Like PEP-Web, you can search and read abstracts without logging in, but you need an account to read or download the full-text of articles.
We have the first version completed, and it’s ready for Beta testing. Beta testing is a second phase of product development where we ask users to try it out and let us know how it works for you, both in terms of how you want to use an app like this, and how it works on your various mobile devices. The app should run on all devices that support a recent version of any of the major browsers, but of course, we can’t test everything, so that is one reason for the Beta test.
While being in a format more suited to smaller devices than PEP-Web, it brings together most of your favorite PEP-Web features in an easy to use interface which can outpace PEP-Web in presentation speed. It allows you to easily read on your browser, as well as download articles in PDF and ePub format. The web app interface also has an internationalization feature that can be configured to display in Spanish or French. The translations are preliminary…we are happy to hear any comments and corrections on how we’ve translated the text of the English interface.
We expect to release the web app officially in January. Meanwhile, we encourage people to give it a try at pepeasy.pep-web.org. Note that with beta testing: it’s a live test, while we may update the app frequently to fix problems or adjust features, we may also temporarily break things that were working before. Please understand this while using it–we appreciate your help and patience. You can report any non-transient problems using the “Report a Problem” link on the menu of the web app.
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.
We are very pleased to announce a new feature on PEP-Web: Quick Search!
The new Quick Search field allows you to perform word and phrase searches of document content without first going to the search tab. It’s available at all times at the top of the PEP-Web page, right above our banner. The menu from that position has been moved to the left side of the page. Just click in the field, type your search, and press enter! Or click the search icon in the field.
[2022 Note: The new PEP-Web (available at pep-web.rocks, in Beta, release on pep-web.org set for 2022) does not have a quick search (always available) field, but has a SmartSearch field instead which has even more functionality, and is available in most views, other than Read. In the 2022 release, since the underlying search engine has changed, we’ve added the equivalent search syntax and some explanatory notes.]
The new Quick Search works just the same as the “Search for Words or Phrases in Context” box on the Search Tab. The name “Quick Search” is not meant to imply that the searches are faster–instead it means access to it is more convenient, and you can quickly try several different terms without clicking to select the field again and again. And like the word search area of the search tab, by using advanced search syntax, you can do very advanced searches.
So, for example, you can do these types of searches, right from the Quick Search field:
|Search Text 2021 (pep-web.org)||Search Text 2022 (pep-web.rocks)||Meaning|
|transference and countertransference||transference AND countertransference||Both words must be present|
|transference or countertransference||transference OR countertransference||Either word can be present|
|transference and not countertransference||transference AND NOT countertransference||Only transference must be present|
|transference w/5 countertransference||'transference countertransference'~5||Transference must occur within 5 words of countertransference|
|apply~||apply~2||2021 and earlier: Search for apply or other forms of the word , including applied, applies. This is known as “Word Stemming”
2022: No true Stem search. The number specifies the number of differences allowed in the term search. You can also type the root of the word and use "*", e.g., appl*, though that brings other word meanings in as well.
|~anger||Select the "Match Synonyms" checkbox in the search form.||Use the PEP Thesaurus to expand anger with it's synonyms and search for matches to any of them.|
Note also that it will keep your previous searches for you, in your browser’s session memory, so that you can quickly recall a prior search term or phrase. The list will appear as soon as you start typing in the field.
While developing this feature, we fixed a few “search bugs that had snuck into PEP-Web! The word stemming and thesaurus features of our search interface had become problematic, but they have now been fixed. One of the problems was that the thesaurus operator which was “&”, was no longer being detected correctly. We’ve opted to change that to a tilde (“~”) at the beginning of a word, which is consistent with Google search syntax. The stemming operator–which searches various forms of the same word–remains the same, a tilde (“~”) at the end of the word. Moving the thesaurus operator to the beginning of the word also means that these can be combined and those can be combined with the other advanced search syntax as well.
We know how important search is to PEP-Web users, and we wanted to make sure searches were as convenient as possible. We hope you find it helpful!
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.
As promised, we are adding many new features this year. Now, we are pleased to announce that we have completely redesigned the workings of the author index. This index is now in place on PEP-Web, though we need your help to complete the transition.
The author index now shows complete last and first names as published, and middle initial, rather than showing last name and initials. This means that the name, when you click on it, will produce a more specific list, separating authors who share the same last name and initials. In other words, all the authors named “Smith, J.” will no longer appear as only one entry, and a combined publication list, if their names are, for example, John Smith and Joseph Smith. Instead, they will appear as Smith, John and Smith, Joseph.
We also have a mechanism in place to consolidate names that were published in an inconsistent manner, which results in a single author’s list being split across multiple index entries. If John Q. Smith has published with and without his middle initial, then both forms will appear in the index: Smith, John and Smith, John Q. We now have a way to consolidate these easily, without changing the information on the article. But when we see John Smith and John Q. Smith have published, it’s not always clear to us that it’s the same person. So we are asking our users and more particularly, our authors, to help by reporting on a form the names that need to be consolidated or otherwise fixed.
To report a problem with the author index and indicate the fix, please click here!
Thanks for your help!
Now subscribers can download PEP-Web articles to read later, even when not connected to the Internet. There are two download formats available: PDF and ePub, each with an easy and convenient download button, which you can find on our toolbar (next to the print icon) at the top of an article.
When you click either of these buttons, the article you are reading is automatically downloaded to your device so that you can read the article even when you are not connected to the Internet. You don’t need to download both…download whichever best meets your needs. Below we explain the advantages of each format.
Download PDF: The new PDF feature is oriented toward on-screen reading. In this case, the PDFs are reproduced a single page per output page, to look more like a journal page, and to make the text less wide and less dense and easy to read electronically (rather than printed). The PDF bookmarks feature is utilized to provide a Table of Contents (table of section headings). Links are active, and take you to the associated section of the document for within-document jumps, and to PEP-Web for links to other PEP-Web articles (for links to PEP-Web, it requires that you are online). PDF works on all size devices, but since line length does not change to accommodate screen size, you may have to scroll left and right to read lines, or zoom in and out, depending on your device screen size.
Download EPub: ePub is a standard book reader format which is reflowable, which is to say it allows more flexibility in page layout. The ePub format is ideal for reading on phones and smaller devices. You need to have a eBook reader app to read ePub format (and many phones and tablets come with one standard). The real benefit over PDF is that the text wraps to fit your device perfectly. Depending on what reader you use, the fonts are also scalable, so that text is at a comfortable size for reading. On some devices, you can even set it to display multiple columns of text. Where possible, a Table of Contents is provided using the section headings. Links are active, and take you to the associated section of the document for within-document jumps, and to PEP-Web for links to other PEP-Web articles (for links to PEP-Web, it requires that you are online).
1) On some devices, the downloaded file will open automatically in the associated application after it’s finished.
2) PEP-Web doesn’t have all the original journal’s font information and styling–all journals are displayed in PEP’s standardized styling). Because of this, pages sometimes contain more text than the page size allows, and a single page may flow onto a second page. Since the intent here is primarily onscreen reading while offline, we hope this won’t be an inconvenience.
It is with huge pleasure that we announce the launch of the Spanish online version of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis – IJP en español (IJP-es). As the third most spoken language in the world, Spanish is also one of the most important IPA languages. We believe that making the IJP more accessible to Spanish speakers is crucial to promoting the interchange between Anglophone and Spanish speaking psychoanalysts, and a significant step in further opening up the IJP to non-English speaking psychoanalysts.
IJP en español is a Spanish translation of the entire International Journal, excluding book reviews. Issues of IJP en español will appear on PEP approximately two months following the publication of the International Journal, bimonthly – April (Number 1), June (Number 2), August (Number 3), October (Number 4), December (Number 5), February (Number 6).
Along with the IJP Annuals and IJP Open we hope that IJP en español will help further international connections.
Read more about IJP en español here.