La Revue Française de Psychanalyse

In English


The Revue Française de Psychanalyse (RFP) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal. Founded in 1927 under Sigmund Freud’s patronage, the Revue Française de Psychanalyse was the first international journal of psychoanalysis in French. Published under the auspices of the Paris Psychoanalytical Society, the RFP retains its editorial independence and is the expression of its editorial board, its history, and its epoque. A place for debating and reevaluating clinical and metapsychological questions, it puts into focus the major contemporary psychoanalytic terms, confronts classical Freudian data with post-Freudian contributions both within and at the limits of psychoanalysis.

Editorial Committee

  • Editor-in-Chief: Vassilis Kapsambelis
  • Assistant Editors: Aline Cohen de Lara, Martine Girard, Sabina Lambertucci-Mann
  • Advisor to Editors: Chantal Lechartier-Atlan (Paris)

  • Editorial Board: Klio Bournova (Lyon), Kalyane Fejtö (Paris), Jean-François Gouin (Paris), Denis Hirsch (Bruxelles), Piotr Krzakowski (Paris), Marcela Montes de Oca (Paris), Pascale Navarri (Marseille), Michel Picco (Aix-en-Provence), Pilar Puertas (Bilbao), Riad Ben Rejeb (Tunis), Thierry Schmeltz (Troyes), Monique Selz (Paris), Benoît Servant (Paris), Hélène Suarez-Labat (Paris), Nathalie Zilkha (Genève)

  • Book Review Editor: Sabina Lambertucci-Mann

  • Journal Review Editor: Benoît Servant (Paris)

  • Editorial assistant: Philippe Bonilo

Publication Director: Clarisse Baruch


Quarterly publication

The Revue Française de Psychanalyse is a quarterly publication to which is added a fifth issue devoted to the work of the “Congrès des psychanalystes de langue française”; an international congress gathering speakers and authors from many countries.

Thematic publication

Each issue deals with a theme presented in the argument drafted by the RFP Editorial board. This argument is available online one year before the deadline for the reception of articles. In addition to its thematic part, each issue is composed of several sections.

The section “Research & Encounters” publishes innovative scientific work, debates between analysts, dossiers on major figures of psychoanalysis, or on current issues. The section “Revue” (Books, Reviews, scenes) offers critiques and commentaries on French as well as international psychoanalytic news in publishing, the press and art.

Finally, there are several specialised sections (History of psychoanalysis, Child and adolescent psychoanalysis) which regularly publish articles related to these themes. While the majority of articles submitted are proposed spontaneously, the Revue française de psychanalyse reserves the right to solicit authors recognised for their knowledge or research for: debates, interviews or specific thematic dossiers. These articles undergo the same evaluation procedures as non-solicited articles.

Abstracts and keywords are translated into English and Spanish.

Criteria for selecting articles

In its quality as a scientific journal, the Revue française de psychanalyse depends on the expertise of its international peer review committee whose members have been chosen for their scientific expertise. Submitted articles are evaluated by two members of the peer review committee, following a double blind procedure assuring the anonymity of the review. In the event of opposing views, a third review may be solicited.

Each peer reviewer is requested to give a detailed and reasoned explanation supporting his/her point of view. These remarks are sent to the author of the article in question. The text is re-evaluated after it has been corrected and a final response is then sent to the author.

These comments are sent to the author of the article, and if corrections are required, the text will be re-evaluated after the sub-committee receives the requested corrections. A final decision will then be taken and sent to the author.

The editorial committee has final say in the publication, or not, of all articles, taking into account the peer reviewers’ opinions, within a reasonable amount of time following reception of the manuscript. The dates of reception, acceptation and publication are indicated when the article is published.

The PUF and their editorial committees are subject to the code of behaviour recommended by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)


SCOPUS (Elsevier):

International Scientific Committee : Pr. Catherine Chabert, Paris ; Pr. Bernard Golse, Paris ; Pr. Pavel Katchalov, Moscou ; Pr. Otto Kernberg, New York ; Pr. Julia Kristeva, Paris ; Pr. Francisco Palacio Espasa, Genève ; Pr. Federico Pereira, Lisbonne ; Pr. Fausto Petrella, Milan ; Pr. René Roussillon, Lyon ; Pr. Dominique Scarfone, Montréal ; Pr. Elsa Schmid-Kitsikis, Genève ; Pr. Jean-Pol Tassin, Paris ; Pr. Daniel Widlocher, Paris ; Pr. Paul Williams, Londres.

International Peer Review Committee  :  Mme J. Abram – Londres ; Dr. J. Amati-Mehler – Rome ; Dr. C. Anzieu-Premmereur – New-York ; Mme C. de la Bisson – Buenos Aires ; Dr. J. Canestri – Rome ; Mme D. Casoni – Montréal ; V. Chetrit-Vatine – Jérusalem ; Mme M.-F. Dispaux – Rixensart (Belgique) ; M. M. Granek – Rishpon; M. M. Khoury – Beyrouth ; Mme L. Kleinerman – New York ; M. J-P. Matot – Waterloo ; Dr. T. Parman – Istanbul ; Dr. Rosine J. Perelberg – Londres ; Mme N. Scheimberg – Buenos Aires  ; Pr. J.-E. Tesone – Buenos Aires ; Dr. I. Usobiaga – Bilbao ; Dr. M. Utrilla-Robles – Madrid.

Executive Director – Clarisse Baruch


Revised, 2019.