Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Free Associations is a journal for the exploration of psychoanalysis and its relation to politics, culture and the media, broadly defined. It aims to embrace all psychoanalytic approaches ranging from the clinical to theoretical and scholarly applications. We welcome contributions from a range of academic disciplines including, cultural studies, film studies, media studies, literature, drama, art, history, studies of identity, critical theory, anthropology, feminism, philosophy, psychosocial studies and social sciences as well as all subjects that include a psychoanalytic (or psychodynamic) dimension. All submissions - whether original articles, reviews of books, cultural events/phenomena or media, letters to the editor, conference reports etc - should address matters related to psychoanalysis and its application in the clinical, media and/or cultural spheres.

 

Section Policies

Editorial

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Articles

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Cinema On The Couch

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Treats and Treatments

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Reviews

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Forum

This section contains short think-pieces and/or articles designed to provoke debate and discussion.

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Reports from the Front

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Publications and Media Received and Noted

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Afterword

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Peer Review Process

Articles submitted to the journal are subject to several layers of scrutiny during the review process. First, articles are reviewed by the Editors, who will assess the relevance of the work for the concerns and remit of the journal. Once this initial approval has been made, all articles are sent out for blind peer-review. Reviewers are drawn from academic and psychoanalytic/psychotherapeutic constituencies. At times, reviews will be undertaken by members of the Editorial Board and/or the International Advisory Board. Reviewers are asked to review articles within a period of 6-8 weeks and, if needed, comments are then prepared for Authors on the basis of recommendations received.

 

Publication Frequency

Free Associations aims to publish three numbers per annum.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.