New Feature: Email Alerts for New Content!

You can now sign up to be automatically notified by email whenever new content is added to PEP-Web.  Just click here and provide the email address where you want alerts to be sent, and select the content for which you’d like alerts.  We’ll send an email listing the new articles that were added…and provide direct links to them as well!

IJP Open subscribers are automatically signed up for new article alerts for IJP Open.  You can click here to turn off or otherwise change your alerts (e.g., to add alerts for other PEP-Web articles).

Besides the link in this post, you can always look under “What’s New “on the PEP tab to link to the PEP-Web Alerts subscription page, where you can add to or remove your subscriptions.


$100,000 available for PEP Video Grants in 2014

PEP has announced another round of grants to fund the creation of video content for PEP Web’s Videostream platform. Project proposals are now being sought for the 5 grants of up to $20,000 each.  The new films will provide an opportunity to reflect on, or deepen and explicate core psychoanalytic work.

More information about the grants can be found here, including details about the successful projects from 2013.

The application page for the 2014 grants is hereThe closing date is October 31st 2014. 

PEP-Web Tip: What’s New?

The “What’s new” section on the left side of PEP-Web shows the latest additions to PEP-Web.  New data is added, as available, towards the end of every week (late Thursday or Friday).

So, for example, this week we’ve added:

  • Brit. J. Psychother., Vol 29, 2013, Issues 1-4 and Vol 30, 2014, Issue 1. [see Note 1] [see Note 2]
  • J. Anal. Psychol., Vol 82, 2013, Issues 1 and 2. [see Note 1]
  • Studies in Gender and Sexuality, Vol 14, 2014, Issue 1. [see Note 1]
  • IJP Open – four new articles added [complete text available]

as well as a few added last Friday after the update:

  • Int. J. Psychoanal. Self Psychol. Vol 8, 2013, Issue 4 [see Note 1]
  • Psychoanal. Soc. Work Vol 20, 2013, Issue 2 [see Note 1]

[Note 1].  Since these are current content, due to contractual restrictions, only tables of contents and abstracts are available.

[Note 2].  To make sure as much as possible is covered, what’s new will only show the last new issue of any particular journal (so even if there’s more than one issue that arrives, you’ll only see the last.)

Announcing PEP Web Version 14!

New PEP-Web Release!  Version 14 (for 2014) adds significant features and data!  This new version of PEP-Web contains the complete text and illustrations of 56 premier journals in psychoanalysis, 96 classic psychoanalytic books, and the full text and Editorial notes of the 24 volumes of the Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud as well as the 19 volume German Freud Standard Edition Gesammelte Werke.  It spans over 143 publication years and contains the full text of articles whose source ranges from 1871 through 2014. There are over 94 thousand articles and 12 thousand figures and illustrations that originally resided on over 1800 volumes with over 850 thousand printed pages. In hard copy, the PEP Archive represents a stack of paper more than 279 feet high and weighing over 3.8 tons!

The PEP Archive is available 24×7 from any location. We support Open-URL and a number of authentication standards, making it easy to integrate into your own on-line library resources (see PEP Help for more info).

Great News! We’ve added Psyche – Zeitschrift für Psychoanalyse (1947-2013)

PEP has, in an interim release (v13), added the complete contents (67 volumes) of the German language journal Psyche – Zeitschrift für Psychoanalyse to PEP Archive (1947-2013). Note that users of the Google Chrome browser can get translations of articles simply by right clicking and selecting “Translate to…”.

Due to contractual obligations, Psyche has a 5 year embargo, so the full text of articles from 1947 through 2007 is available to PEP Archive subscribers. Articles from 2008 and after are full-text searchable but shown on PEP-Web as abstracts only. To obtain complete articles and issues from 2008 through the latest issue, please go to the Klett-Cotta Website where PDFs of the articles or issues can be purchased.

Psyche appears thanks to a private benefactor and TROUT whose mission is to broaden access to the German psychoanalytic literature through PEP.


Announcing PEP Web Version 13

The PEP Web Archive contains the complete text and illustrations of 51 premier journals in psychoanalysis, 96 classic psychoanalytic books, and the full text and Editorial notes of the 24 volumes of the Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud as well as the 18 volume German Freud Standard Edition Gesammelte Werke.  It spans over 142 publication years and contains the full text of articles whose source ranges from 1871 through 2013. There are over 90 thousand articles and over 11 thousand figures and illustrations that originally resided on over 1720 volumes with over 880 thousand printed pages. In hard copy, the PEP Archive represents a stack of paper more than 260 feet high and weighing over 3.6 tons!

The PEP Archive is available 24×7 from any location. We support Open-URL and a number of authentication standards, making it easy to integrate into your own on-line library resources (see PEP Librarian Supplemental Info).   See what’s new below!

PEP Journal Collage

New Feature – Video now available on PEP-Web

We have now added video capabilities to PEP-Web, and have also added the first batch of videos!  We treat videos like articles, and organize them into videostreams, which are like video journals.  Best of all, the dialog for each video is transcribed, so the full text of each video can be searched just like any other article on PEP-Web, and you can access any point of the video by selecting the corresponding text in the video widget.

The initial release of the PEP Videostream is very limited in content.  The platform is now in place, however, and we will be looking to bring together and preserve all existing audio visual material of interest and relevance to psychoanalytic thinking, practice and research, as well as to encourage the creation of new material.  As a result, we expect the available material to grow rapidly and for the video archive to become a valuable resource for research, study and teaching.  You can read the entire press release for PEP’s new video feature here, and find out more about contributing videos. There is $100,000 dollars available for grants to make videos about Psychoanalytic Practice and Thinking!


Automatic Translation of Articles

If you are using Google Chrome as your browser, you can have articles automatically translated to your language by right clicking and selecting “Translate to …”.

You must have this feature enabled…see here for instructions.

We are considering adding support for Google translate in other browsers in a future edition of PEP-Web.

Announcing PEP Archive 1 Version 12 (1871-2009)

New Release! The A1v12 release adds significant new data and a few features!

  • Three New Journals!  
    • Ετήσια ελληνική έκδοση
      • Feb 2013 Update: Archive Subscribers have full access to current content of this journal
    • Couple and Family Psychoanalysis
    • Organizational and Social Dynamics
  • Full-text for 2009 Volumes is Now Available for Most Journals!  
    • Journals now Include the 2009 volume when available
    • American Imago now includes 2007
  • Twenty-seven New Books!  
    • Abram, J. (2007) The Language of Winnicott: A Dictionary of Winnicott’s Use of Words
    • Bodtker, J.S. (1990). Beyond Words: Interpretive Art Therapy.
    • Glover, N. (2009). Psychoanalytic Aesthetics: An Introduction to the British School.
    • Harris, M. (1975). Thinking About Infants and Young Children.
    • Harris, M. (1999). Emily Dickinson in Time: Experience and its Analysis in Progressive Verbal Form.
    • Harris, M. (2007). Your Teenager: Thinking About Your Child During the Secondary School Years.
    • Harris, M. and Bick, E. (2011). The Tavistock Model: Papers on Child Development and Psychoanalytic Training.
    • Jain, N. (1999). The Mind’s Extensive View: Samuel Johnson on Poetic Language.
    • Meltzer, D. (1967). The Psycho-Analytical Process.
    • Meltzer, D. (1973). Sexual States of Mind.
    • Meltzer, D. (1978). The Kleinian Development.
    • Meltzer, D. (1983). Dream-Life: A Re-Examination of the Psychoanalytic Theory and Technique.
    • Meltzer, D. (1986). Studies in Extended Metapsychology: Clinical Applications of Bion’s Ideas.
    • Meltzer, D. (1990). The Claustrum: An Investigation of Claustrophobic Phenomena.
    • Meltzer, D. and Harris, M. (2011). Adolescence: Talks and Papers. Adolescence: Talks and Papers. (Edited by M. H. Williams.)
    • Meltzer, D. and Williams, M.H. (1988). The Apprehension of Beauty: The Role of Aesthetic Conflict in Development, Art, and violence
    • Meltzer, D., Bremner, J., Hoxter, S., Wedell, D., and Wittenberg, I. (1975). Explorations in Autism: A Psycho-Analytical Study.
    • Money-Kyrle, R.E. (D. Meltzer Ed.) (1978). The Collected Papers of Roger Money-Kyrle.
    • Negri, R. (1994). The Newborn in the Intensive Care Unit: A Neuropsychoanalytic Prevention Model.
    • Negri, R. and Harris, M. (2007). The Story of Infant Development: Observational Work with Martha Harris.
    • Piontelli, A. (1985). Backwards in Time: A Study in Infant Observation by the Method of Esther Bick.
    • Sanders, K. (1986). A Matter of Interest: Clinical Notes of a Psycho-Analyst in General Practice.
    • Sanders, K. (1999). Nine Lives: The Emotional Experience in General Practice.
    • Williams, M.H. (1987). A Strange Way of Killing: The Poetic Structure of Wuthering Heights.
    • Williams, M.H. (2005). The Vale of Soulmaking: The Post-Kleinian Model of the Mind and its Poetic Origins.
    • Williams, M.H. (2010). The Aesthetic Development: The Poetic Spirit of Psychoanalysis: Essays on Bion, Meltzer, Keats.
    • Williams, M.H., Waddell, M. (1991). The Chamber of Maiden Thought: Literary Origins of the Psychoanalytic Model of the Psychoanalytic Model of the Mind.
  • Feature Additions!  
    • OpenAthens and Shibboleth Support PEP now uses the more modern OpenAthens and Shibboleth protocols as one form of authentication
    • More Links to Publishers. For current articles only available as abstracts on PEP, we now support special direct links to the publishers where you can purchase subscriptions and reprints.
    • We have many exciting features coming in interim releases this year!


Having problems with the tabs?

Issues? If you are having difficulty clicking on the tabs on the left (e.g., it’s taking you to, it is likely because the site has changed significantly since you last visited. You need to do a “hard refresh” on the page. Sometimes that is Ctrl-F5; on the Mac in Safari hold shift while clicking the reload button. For info on how to do a hard refresh to bypass your cache, see this Wikipedia article.

How to Use PEP-WEB

Click on the Journals or Books Tab on the left for a full list of the PEP-WEB content.

Browsing by Journal and Volume. Click on the Journal tab to the left. You will see a complete list of journals available. Next, click on the journal you want to browse, and you’ll see a list of volumes and corresponding years for that journal. Lastly, click on the volume, and you’ll get a complete Table of Contents for that volume. Click on the article to read that article. While reading the article, you will be in the Document Tab and the left browsing list will not be shown. To get back to the browsing mode, click the Contents Tab at the top

Browsing Books. Click on the Books Tab to the left. You will see a complete list of books available. Next, click on the book you want to access, and it will open in the main Document Tab. If you are not a subscriber, or you are not logged in, you will only see the very beginning of the book. To get back to the browsing mode, click the Home Tab at the top.

Searching. The Search Tab on the left can be used to search the FULL TEXT of all the content on PEP-WEB, including both PEP Archive and PEP Current Content (2010 and newer). The search is FREE: you don’t need to login to search or read abstracts and summaries of books and articles, or the first few paragraphs when an abstract isn’t available.

Help! To get more detailed help, click “Help” at the bottom of the PEP-WEB window. (Note that the help pages are currently being updated and may not reflect the most recent look of PEP-WEB.)

What can I Access?

Everyone can search and browse. Everyone has access to the tables of contents, the abstracts (or first few paragraphs if there isn’t an abstract). In other words, if you don’t have a subscription, you can browse and perform full text search of the entire archive, but only the abstracts or first 1000 characters or so of the article will be accessible.

PEP Archive subscribers can view the complete text of journal volumes through 2009 (as available) and all books. To view the complete text of the articles, you must be logged in. If you see “Logout” to the left of the Home Tab then the system has recognized and authenticated your rights. If you see the text “Login”, click it to authenticate or for further information as to how to sign in.

24 hour pass available. If you are not yet a subscriber but need instant access, PEP now offers a low cost 24 hour pass to all the journals in the archive (through 2009). Note that this does not include access to the books. Please see:

PEP Current Content (2010 – present) is always searchable, but access is limited. If you are a PEP Archivesubscriber only, you will not be able to read articles after 2009, which are part of PEP Current Content. The PEP Archive contains books and articles through the end of 2009. Current Content volumes are those afterwards. Click here for more information on PEP Current Content.

PEP gratefully acknowledges

Psyche appears thanks to a private benefactor and TROUT whose mission is to broaden access to the German psychoanalytic literature by making it available on PEP.

Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud was published in 24 volumes in the UK from 1950 onwards by the Institute of Psycho-Analysis and Hogarth Press.

The Scandinavian Psychoanalytic Review articles appear in this PEP Archive courtesy of grants from the Nordic Council for Scientific Information and Bertil Wennborg Foundation.

We would like to acknowledge the heirs of C.G. Jung for allowing us to publish his correspondences with Freud. This and the other classic books are also available from their original publishers in printed format. For more information about printed versions of the Jung-Freud Correspondences, refer to these websites and