Romanian Journal of Psychoanalysis

The Authentic (I & II)

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The Romanian Journal of Psychoanalysis (RJP) is a scientific publication having as it’s objective, psychoanalysis as a theory, as a method of treatment, as a means of knowing the psyche and the human mind and its products. RJP is therefore relevant for colleagues working professionally in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, as well as psychology, medicine, and related fields, but also for the general public given that psychoanalysis aims to provide answers to fundamental questions about human nature, the reality of everyday life, our own understanding and that of others etc.

The journal was founded in 2008 under the aegis of the Romanian Society of Psychoanalysis, Component Society of the International Association of Psychoanalysis and it became one of the most important Romanian journasl in the field of psychology, regarded from the point of view of academic and clinical quality, international exchange and continuity. It is, also, one of the most important psychoanalytical publications in Eastern Europe, that appeared in one of the countries where psychoanalysis and freedom of speech had been banned by the communist regime.

RJP has two issues per year (June and December), publishing original psychoanalytical contributions of authors from all over the world. The contributions of scholars and highly regarded psychoanalysts cover a wide range of the psychoanalytical domain from Theoretical and Clinical Psychoanalysis, Training and Education, Research, Child and Adolescence Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Applied Psychoanalysis, to book and film reviews. Its pages bring together contributions of well-known specialists from countries with a great tradition in psychoanalytic research, theory and practice: England, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, USA, Hungary etc. coming from different schools of psychoanalysis and various cultural fields - depending on the topic of each editorial issue. Articles published in RJP are original papers, un-published before.

The Scientific Board of the journal consists of respected psychoanalysts coming from Romania, many teaching in Universities, and from various other countries.

The journal operates a double-blind peer review process, being fully reviewed by an international committee.

RJP is indexed in international databases such as EBSCO, Urlich’s Periodical Directory, CSA, Scipio and it’s the first Romanian publication included in PEPweb. Starting with issue 2/2017, each article has a DOI code.

Starting with issue1/2018 it will be accessible in electronic form only.

Aims and Scope

The main goal of the Romanian Journal of Psychoanalysis is to promote psychoanalysis in the international academic and professional environment in order to contribute to sustainable education and development.

In the meantime, it is in our objective to open the mind of psychoanalysts to qualitative research reports, to debates and interregional dialogue as well as to make psychoanalysis more visible as a social and humanistic discipline, that can be involved and offer deep and valuable understanding on the human being, relations, generational transmission, real goals for individuals and for communities, too, meanings and bases for tolerance and dialogue.

In concrete terms, RJP’s main objectives are:

  • to publish research papers from a broad range of contemporary theoretical and clinical psychoanalysis;
  • to encourage and support the international and national psychoanalytical perspective in the academic and scientific fields;
  • to promote disciplinary and trans-disciplinary dialogue
  • to open the space for debates
  • to facilitate inter and trans-disciplinary exchanges
  • to put together different cultural and social experiences reported and analyzed psychoanalytically

Therefore, the RJP aims are to provide a professional setting in which teachers, thinkers, clinicians and prestigious researchers from throughout the world can present the results of their reflections, understandings, clinical experience and research results.

The publication of this journal focuses on the training and improvement of specialists in the field and also on finding real opportunities for future collaborations with specialists from universities and research institutes at an international level.

Psychoanalysis is well known for its seriousness for an appropriate frame and ethics, so that the Journal is constantly preoccupied to rise and deepen the way in which all these experiences are recorded and transmitted (confidentiality, for clinical materials, originality of ideas, open association and free and meaningful dialogue).

Abstracting & Indexing

Editor-in-Chief
Micu Gianina, Romanian Society of Psychoanalysis, Colentina University Hospital, Romania

Managing Editor
Georgescu Matei, Romanian Society of Psychoanalysis, Spiru Haret University, Romania

Editorial Advisory Board
Aisenstein Marilia, France
Amir Dana, Israel
Bolognini Stefano, Italy
Buchholz Michael, Germany
Ciancio Alicia Mirta, Argentina
Chervet Bernard, France
Civitarese Giuseppe, Italy
Clit Radu, France
Cuc Bogdan Sebastian, Romania
Doering Stephan, Austria
Dumitrescu Alfred, Romania
Egidi Monpurgo Valeria, Italy
Erdem Nilufer, Turkey
Wolf-Fedida Mareike, France
Hamelmann-Fischer Dirk, Germany
Havas Roland, France
Irimia Corneliu, Romania
Kachele Horst, Germany
Kogan Ilany, Israel
Kadyrov Igor, Russia
Kluzer Giampaolo, Italy
Luca Daniela, Romania
Miladinovic Tijana, Serbia
Montero Guillermo Julio, Argentina
Orășanu Brîndușa, Romania
Reghintovschi Simona, Romania
Roussillon Rene, France
Quinodoz Jean Michel, Italy
Sabbadini Andrea, Great Britain
Șandor Vera, Romania
Samuel Yael, Israel
Sanz Cid Milagros, Spain
Sgier Renata, Switzerland
Sivri Tanik Melis, Turkey
Teodoru Rita, Romania
Teising Martin, Germany
Valdre Rossella, Israel
Vezmar Marija, Serbia

Editors
Tuică Alina, Romanian College of Psychologists, Romania
Măgureanu Gabriela, Romanian Society of Psychoanalysis, Romania
Balaci Gabriel, Vasile Goldiș Western University of Arad, Romania
Reghintovschi Anatoli Eduard, Romanian Society of Psychoanalysis, Romania
Mocanu Sorinel, Romanian College of Psychologists, Romania
Bolea Zinaida, Moldova State University, The Republic of Moldova
Constantinescu Raisa, Romanian College of Psychologists, Romania

Language Editors
Radu Elliana, Bucharest Municipality Museum, Romania

Technical Editors
Constantinescu Raisa, Romanian College of Psychologists, Romania
Savca Victor, SC Ogmios SRL, Romania

Publisher
SCIENDO
Bogumiła Zuga 32A Str.
01-811 Warsaw, Poland
T: +48 22 701 50 15