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: Françoise Coblence
  • Assistant Editors: Vassilis Kapsambelis, Chantal Lechartier-Atlan, Isabelle Martin Kamieniak
  • Research and Encounters Editors: Ellen Sparer, Kalyane Fejtö
  • Psychoanalysis with Children and Adolescents Editors : Aline Cohen de Lara, Hélène Suarez-Labat
  • History of Psychoanalysis Editors : Martine Girard, Thierry Schmeltz
  • Book Review Editor: Sabina Lambertucci-Mann
  • Journal Review Editor: Denise Bouchet-Kervella
  • Scene Review Editor: Marcela Montes de Oca
  • Editorial Board: Klio Bournova, Aline Cohen de Lara, Martine Girard, Jean-François Gouin, Béatrice Ithier, Danielle Kaswin-Bonnefond, Pascale Navarri, Michel Picco, Benoît Servant, Hélène Suarez-Labat, Thierry Schmeltz
  • Editorial assistant: Philippe Bonilo

International Scientific Committee: Prof. Catherine Chabert; Paris ; P, Prof. Bernard Golse; Paris, Prof. Jean Guillaumin, Lyon; Prof. Pavel Katchalov, Mosco; Prof. Otto Kernberg, New York; Prof. Julia Kristeva, Paris; Prof. Francisco Palacio Espasa, Geneva; Prof. Federico Pereira, Lisbon; Prof. Fausto Petrella, Milan; Prof. René Roussillon, Lyon; Prof. Dominique Scarfone, Montreal; Prof. Elsa Schmid-Kitsikis, Geneva; Mr. Jean-Pol Tassin, Paris; Prof. Daniel Widlocher, Paris; Prof. Paul Williams, London.

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.

All abstracts and keywords from the articles in the thematic section and “Research & Encounters” are translated into English and Spanish.

Criteria for selecting articles

The Revue Française de Psychanalyse publishes texts that have been evaluated by three members of the Peer review Committee. The members of the committee, chosen for their scientific competence, evaluate the articles in an anonymous version. Each reviewer writes a detailed commentary on the article. The final decision on the publication of a text lies with the editorial sub-committee, which takes into account the opinion of the peer review readers.

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 Board makes a final decision on the publication taking into account the peer review readers’ opinions; the dates of reception, revision, and acceptance are indicated when the articles are published.