The Electronic Journal of Communicative Psychoanalysis

EJCP - an independent multi-lingual international publication


Principal Office: Vancouver, BC, Canada
International Offices: Hannover and Kiel (Germany); London (UK); Maine and New York (USA)
Editor-in-Chief: V. A. Bonac, Founder (Canada)
International Editors: U. Berns & J. Kahl-Popp (Germany); G. Gunton & C. Holmes (London, UK); D. L. Smith (Maine, USA); I. Weisberg (New York, USA);

About EJCP ©

The Electronic Journal of Communicative Psychoanalysis (EJCP) is an autonomous multi-lingual international publication, independent of institutions or societies. It is committed to the publishing of all signed contributions by allowing that ideas are judged on their own merit, regardless of theoretical following, institutional loyalty or personal allegiance. The EJCP is a source of the newest ideas, published on the Internet months before they will appear in their final version in paper print. It is also the Archives, an ever increasing compilation of literature in the field.

The EJCP was conceived in 1996 and first published on the Internet in August 1998  by its founder, V. A. Bonac and the International Editors to promote free scholarly discussion of ideas in the field of psychoanalysis, to advance the growing body of empirical knowledge in the field of communicative psychoanalysis and to encourage the cross-pollination of ideas between different disciplines of knowledge.

The EJCP is structured to accomplish the following: (1) freedom to publish and to respond to original ideas, (2)  freedom from anonymous pressure of peer reviewers and institutions, (3) to provide authors the opportunity to improve their original articles by offering immediate public access to the comments of their peers, (4) to provide the opportunity for fast exposure of scientific fraud, and (5) to offer the authors the phenomenal means to reach a wide, international audience from all fields in an interactive manner. (See Electronic Publishing)

The EJCP endeavors to supplement and support the aims of The International Journal of Communicative Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (The IJCPP) which is published quarterly in the USA by the International Society for Communicative Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. The policy of  The EJCP includes the offer to publish regularly all the articles from The IJCPP as Reprints and to encourage the authors of its own pre-printed articles to submit them to The Editor, The IJCPP.

All contributions, original or previously published, remain the copyright of their authors and are protected by the national and international copyright laws from the moment their manuscript is fixed in tangible form. Explicit permission to make public a text from the The EJCP in any form, in part or in whole, must be obtained from the authors, either directly or else by sending your request via The Editor, EJCP.

Authors, submit your contributions in any language by Email to Text as attached file and a letter of explanation with a brief CV as part of the Email. Anonymous contributions will not be considered.

Announcements will publish only contents relevant to communicative psychoanalysis.

Upon author's request, the publication of an article or essay in The EJCP can be considered a pre-print and is expected to be identified as such in any subsequent publication (e.g., "main ideas of this article were first expressed in the EJCP, Vol.Ö"). As a pre-print, the text remains the intellectual property of the author who is accountable for the ideas conveyed therein. By publishing an Article as a pre-print, the authors will (1) secure authorship of ideas by publishing without delay, (2) profit from independent responses from professional peers and (3) retain the copyright to publish either the original, or the revised version of the article, in another Journal.

Before considering an articles for publication, The Editor will request selected Readers to write Peer Reviews which will be offered to the authors for thoughtful consideration. The comments and the names of the Reviewers will be made known to the authors of corresponding articles to encourage fairness of critique and to discourage anonymous influence. The main aim of Peer Reviews is to cultivate the usage of scholarly style of argument and to offer comments on the content. Reviewers are encouraged to submit discussions of the articles they have reviewed for publication under the rubric Response Articles.

The date of receipt of a submission in the Editorial Office and the date of publication in the The EJCP will appear below the title of the article of the text to establish priority of authorship of ideas.

Authors will be identified solely by their last name and initials. Author's mailing address and telephone number can be obtained from The Editor, if prior permission was given by the author. Following the publication practices in the sciences, The EJCP will omit academic identifiers and promote equal opportunity to publish by allowing that the text speaks for itself and that no undue influence is exerted on the reader by such relative measures as academic status, professional affiliation, gender and nationality.

The contents of unpublished texts may not be used in any manner by The Editorial Staff or by Peer Reviewers who may not, without the authorís explicit permission, quote from an unpublished manuscript, or circulate copies of such manuscript, for any aim other than that of editorial review. The Editorial Staff and Peer Reviewers may not use the ideas from an unpublished article to advance their own work, or the work of others, without the authorís explicit consent.

Upon submitting to the EJCP, the authors will be expected to supply applicable references of the original author(s) and of the original publication for all texts where ideas were taken from other sources. Further instruction to new authors are available from the Editor.

The publication policy includes the irrevocable decision by the Founding Editor, that the The EJCP on Internet will not publish verbatim material from sessions with patients, or information about patients in order to protect the patients and readers. The omissions of such material from the body of the text will be clearly marked in the Internet publication of the EJCP. Texts quoted from already published sources will not be omitted.

V. A. Bonac, the Founding Editor of The EJCP is convinced that psychoanalytic research cannot be properly conducted without the use of verbatim process notes from sessions. However, the scientific quality of an article reporting on such research as well as its capacity to communicate in detail can be maintained by providing prototypical examples of specific therapeutic interactions and by following the writing practices in the sciences by including the following essential information:

(1) A clear definitions of the theoretical concepts used (by including a glossary, if necessary);
(2) A complete description of the conditions in which the data were obtained (e.g., details of the state of the analytic frame);
(3) Identification of the research methodology used in the gathering and evaluating of clinical data.

The preferred text format for all submissions is IBM- compatible, Microsoft Word for Windows. All submissions will be given fair consideration. Editorial guidance is available to new authors. Editorial Staff will offer help in finding professional translators. Received material will not be returned.

(1) Clearly mark the beginning and the end of all patient material and/or text containing personal information with horizontal lines (it will be omitted from the Internet publication). 
(2) Text for the Web Site should be submitted in font "Variable Width 12", left aligned, single spaced.
(3) For general style, follow examples herein.

The EJCP is available on the Internet at no cost and by post for a fee. It is run by interested individuals who work for free. The costs of running the The EJCP on the Internet are covered by donations.

(Copyright © 1996 by V. A. Bonac)

(The title "The Electronic Journal of Communicative Psychoanalysis" is copyright © 1996 by V. A. Bonac)