The Psychoanalytic Review

The Psychoanalytic Review has a rich history, more than 100 years of publication. Founded in 1913 by William Alanson White and Smith Ely Jelliffe, the Review is the first psychoanalytic journal in the United States and the first printed in the English language, making the Review the oldest continuously published psychoanalytic journal in the world. Since its inception, it has been an open venue for all psychoanalytic perspectives, as the founders instituted in 1914: “The Review aims to be catholic in its tendency, a faithful mirror of the psychoanalytic movement, and to represent no schisms or schools, but a free forum for all” (Jelliffe, S. E., 1914, p. 444). Through its pages, in all the years of publication, the Review has been able to play an important role both as a promoter and as a reflection of almost the entire evolution of the field.

In 1958, The Psychoanalytic Review became the official journal of the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis (NPAP). Our journal resulted from a merger between the official journal of NPAP at that time, Psychoanalysis, founded by Theodor Reik in 1952, and the original Psychoanalytic Review, established in 1913. To learn more about the history of the journalclick here.

In six issues per year, The Psychoanalytic Review publishes peer-reviewed articles on a wide range of theoretical, clinical and cultural topics, including interdisciplinary studies, which help advance psychoanalytic theory and understanding of therapeutic process. Special Issues, organized by guest editors with recognized knowledge in a specific area within the field of psychoanalysis or intersecting with it, are an important feature of the Review. The journal also publishes reviews of books and films of interest to psychoanalysis.

The Review is a part of the Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing (PEP) archive, where almost all its volumes from 1913 up to the last three years are fully accessible to PEP-WEB subscribers. The current issues as well as volumes back to 2001 are online at the Guilford Publications website. For NPAP members and students, a subscription to the journal (print and online versions) is included in members’ yearly dues and candidates’ registration fees. For the public, subscriptions are available through Guilford Publications at 1-800-365-7006 (in New York, 212-431-9800) or

The Psychoanalytic Review functions as an autonomous journal with editorial policies that are independent from its sponsoring organization (NPAP).


Alan J. Barnett

Book Review Editors

Thomas S. Taylor (Chair)
Gerald J. Gargiulo
Michael P. Varga
Patricia Precin

Education Editor

Judy Ann Kaplan

Art Editor

Douglas Maxwell

Film Editor

Tony Pipolo


Editorial Board 

Beth A, Althofer
Helene Bass-Wichelhaus
Matthias Beier
Diane Clemente
Paul Cooper
Sy Coopersmith
George Frank
Robert Friedman
Gerald J. CargiLllo
Carl Jacobs
Charlotte Kahn
S. Montana Katz
Brian Kloppenberg
Jane Kupcrsmidt
Victoria Malkin
Paul Marcus
Douglas Maxwell
Merle Molofsky
Tamar Opler
Ruth Oscharoff
Tony Pipolo
Patricia Precin
Ruth Rosenbaum
Susan G. Sawyer
Catherine Silver
Lynn Somerstein
Mark Spergel
Henrietta Stallnam
Thomas S. Taylor
Michael P. Varga
Aleksandra Wagner

Board of Consultants

Michael Eigen, Ph.D., Private Practice, New York City

Edward J. Emery, Ph.D., Private practice, Northampton, ‘MA; International School for Mental Health

Herbert Fingarette, Ph.D.; Emeritus Professor of philosophv, University of California, Santa Barbara

Harvey Roy Greenberg, M.D., Albclt Einstein College of Medicine; Private Practice, New York

James S. Grotstein, M.D., UCLA School of Medicine, California

Norman Holland, Ph.D., Department of English, University of Florida

Leila Lerner, Private Practice, New York City

Arnold H. Model, M.D., Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA Robert Mollingcr, Ph.D., Private Practice, New York

Ashis Nandy, Ph.D., Centre for the Study of Developing Societies. Delhi, India Peter L. Rudnytsky, Ph.D., Department of English, university of Florida

Murray H. Sherman, Ph.D., Private Practice, New York

Doris K. Silverman, Ph.D., New York University

Robert D. Stolorow, Ph.D., Private Practice, Los Angeles