Aims and scope of journal

The American Journal of Psychoanalysis is an international psychoanalytic quarterly founded in 1941 by Karen Horney. The journal's purpose is to be an international forum for communicating a broad range of contemporary theoretical, clinical, professional and cultural concepts of psychoanalysis and for presenting related investigations in allied fields. It is a fully peer-reviewed journal, which welcomes psychoanalytic papers from all schools of thought that address the interests and concerns of scholars and practitioners of psychoanalysis and contribute meaningfully to the understanding of human experience. The journal publishes original papers, special issues devoted to a single topic, book reviews, film reviews, reports on the activities of the Karen Horney Psychoanalytic Center, and comments.


Abstracted/indexed in

  • e-psyche
  • Ex Libris / Primo Central
  • Index Medicus/MEDLINE
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • Psyc-INFO
  • Psychological Abstracts
  • Social Science Index


    ISSN and eISSN

    The international standard serial number (ISSN) for The American Journal of Psychoanalysis is 0002-9548 and the electronic international standard serial number (eISSN) is 1573-6741.




    Giselle Galdi, PhD

    Associate Editors

    Etty Cohen, PhD
    Benjamin Kilborne, PhD
    Robert Prince, PhD

    Managing Editor

    Lisa A. Mounts, LCSW

    International Editorial Board

    Emanuel Berman, PhD, Israel
    Antal Bókay,PhD, Hungary
    Carlo Bonomi, PhD, Italy
    Franco Borgogno, PhD, Italy
    Luis J. Martín Cabré, Dr., Spain
    Judith Dupont, MD, France
    André E. Haynal, MD, Switzerland
    Endre Koritar, MD, Canada
    Judit Mészáros, PhD, Hungary
    Judit Szekacs-Weisz, PhD, United Kingdom

    Advisory Board

    Salman Akhtar, MD
    Marianne Horney Eckardt, MD
    Bernard J. Paris, PhD
    Arnold Richards, MD
    Theodore I. Rubin, MD
    Peter L. Rudnytsky, MD

    On The Arts

    Judith E. Vida, MD

    Book Reviews

    Riva L. Tait, JD, PhD


    Milena Kazakov, LCSW

    Scientific Meetings

    Jill Zalayet, LCSW

    Editorial Staff

    Elizabeth S. Taylor

    Founding Editor

    Karen Horney, MD (1941-1952)

    Past Editors

    Harold Kelman, MD
    Ralph Slater, MD
    Helen A. DeRosis, MD
    Mario Rendon, MD
    Douglas H. Ingram, MD