The International Journal of Psychoanalysis

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The International Journal of Psychoanalysis  
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Int. J. Psycho-anal.
Discipline Psychoanalysis
Language English
Edited by Dana Birksted-Breen
Publication details
Wiley-Blackwell (International)
Publication history
Frequency Bimonthly
ISSN 0020-7578 (print)
1745-8315 (web)
LCCN 21019534
OCLC no. 1640896

The International Journal of Psychoanalysis is an academic journal in the field of psychoanalytic psychology. The idea of the journal was proposed by Ernest Jones in a letter to Sigmund Freud dated 7 December 1918. The journal itself was established in 1920, with Jones serving as editor until 1939, the year of Freud's death.[1] Later editors include James Strachey and Adrian Stephen.

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2014 impact factor of 0.520, ranking it 5th out of 13 journals in the category "Psychology / Psychoanalysis".[2]

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  1. ^ Riccardo Steiner, 'International Journal of Psychoanalysis', International Dictionary of Psychoanalysis. Reprinted online at
  2. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Psychology / Psychoanalysis". 2014 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2015. 

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