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

    Assistant Editors

    Carol J. Antler, LCSW
    Megan Marquier, PhD

    North American Editorial Board

    Jerome Appelbaum, MD
    Marilyn Charles, PhD
    Richard D. Chessick, MD, PhD
    Mariam C. Cohen, MD, PhD
    Semra Coskuntuna, PhD
    Jack Danielian, PhD
    Nicole Dintenfass, PhD
    Michael Feld, LCSW
    Judith Fox-Fliesser, MD
    Ahron Friedberg, MD
    Joann Gerardi, PhD
    Joan D. Gross, LCSW
    Althea J. Horner, PhD
    Jeffrey I. Lewis, PhD
    Margaret Parish, PhD
    Jeffrey Rubin, MD
    Jeffrey B. Rubin, PhD
    Martha A. Sermier, RN, MS
    Moshe Halevi Spero, PhD
    Rami Tolmacz, PhD
    Leland van den Daele, PhD
    Robert T. Waska, PhD
    Kenneth Winarick, PhD

    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
    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 Review Editor

    Riva L. Tait, JD, PhD

    Archives Editor

    Michele A. Muñoz, PhD

    Scientific Meetings Editor

    Milena Kazakov, LCSW

    International Manuscript Editor

    Halley Wolowiec, EdM, MA

    Office of the Editor

    Joanna Macias

    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