Announcing a completely revamped Author Index

As promised, we are adding many new features this year.  Now, we are pleased to announce that we have completely redesigned the workings of the author index.  This index is now in place on PEP-Web, though we need your help to complete the transition.

The author index now shows complete last and first names as published, and middle initial, rather than showing last name and initials.  This means that the name, when you click on it, will produce a more specific list, separating authors who share the same last name and initials.  In other words, all the authors named “Smith, J.” will no longer appear as only one entry, and a combined publication list, if their names are, for example, John Smith and Joseph Smith.  Instead, they will appear as Smith, John and Smith, Joseph.

We also have a mechanism in place to consolidate names that were published in an inconsistent manner, which results in a single author’s list being split across multiple index entries.  If John Q. Smith has published with and without his middle initial, then both forms will appear in the index:  Smith, John  and Smith, John Q.  We now have a way to consolidate these easily, without changing the information on the article.  But when we see John Smith and John Q. Smith have published, it’s not always clear to us that it’s the same person.  So we are asking our users and more particularly, our authors, to help by reporting on a form the names that need to be consolidated or otherwise fixed.

To report a problem with the author index and indicate the fix, please click here!

Thanks for your help!

Announcing a new feature – Offline Reading!

Now subscribers can download PEP-Web articles to read later, even when not connected to the Internet.  There are two download formats available: PDF and ePub, each with an easy and convenient download button, which you can find on our toolbar (next to the print icon) at the top of an article.

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When you click either of these buttons, the article you are reading is automatically downloaded to your device so that you can read the article even when you are not connected to the Internet.  You don’t need to download both…download whichever best meets your needs.  Below we explain the advantages of each format.

Download PDF:  The new PDF feature is oriented toward on-screen reading.  In this case, the PDFs are reproduced a single page per output page, to look more like a journal page, and to make the text less wide and less dense and easy to read electronically (rather than printed). The PDF bookmarks feature is utilized to provide a Table of Contents (table of section headings).  Links are active, and take you to the associated section of the document for within-document jumps, and to PEP-Web for links to other PEP-Web articles (for links to PEP-Web, it requires that you are online).  PDF works on all size devices, but since line length does not change to accommodate screen size, you may have to scroll left and right to read lines, or zoom in and out, depending on your device screen size.

Download EPub:  ePub is a standard book reader format which is reflowable, which is to say it allows more flexibility in page layout.  The ePub format is ideal for reading on phones and smaller devices.  You need to have a eBook reader app to read ePub format (and many phones and tablets come with one standard).  The real benefit over PDF is that the text wraps to fit your device perfectly. Depending on what reader you use, the fonts are also scalable, so that text is at a comfortable size for reading.  On some devices, you can even set it to display multiple columns of text.  Where possible, a Table of Contents is provided using the section headings. Links are active, and take you to the associated section of the document for within-document jumps, and to PEP-Web for links to other PEP-Web articles (for links to PEP-Web, it requires that you are online).

Notes: 

1) On some devices, the downloaded file will open automatically in the associated application after it’s finished.

2) PEP-Web doesn’t have all the original journal’s font information and styling–all journals are displayed in PEP’s standardized styling).  Because of this, pages sometimes contain more text than the page size allows, and a single page may flow onto a second page.  Since the intent here is primarily onscreen reading while offline, we hope this won’t be an inconvenience.

Announcing a new journal: IJP en español

It is with huge pleasure that we announce the launch of the Spanish online version of the International Journal of PsychoanalysisIJP en español (IJP-es). As the third most spoken language in the world, Spanish is also one of the most important IPA languages. We believe that making the IJP more accessible to Spanish speakers is crucial to promoting the interchange between Anglophone and Spanish speaking psychoanalysts, and a significant step in further opening up the IJP to non-English speaking psychoanalysts.

IJP en español  is a Spanish translation of the entire International Journal, excluding book reviews. Issues of IJP en español will appear on PEP approximately two months following the publication of the International Journal, bimonthly – April (Number 1), June (Number 2), August (Number 3), October (Number 4), December (Number 5), February (Number 6).

Along with the IJP Annuals and IJP Open we hope that IJP en español will help further international connections.

What’s New!

As promised, we are going to be adding new features to PEP throughout 2015.

Today we rolled out a new feature to the IJPOpen Table of Contents where you can change the default presentation order from Section (category) based, to sort instead by the Most Recent articles first, or the articles with the Most Recent Comments first.  Since IJPOpen is generally updated weekly and comments can be added any time, this will make it very easy to see what’s new!

Just use the “Sort By” pull down menu in the gray information area above the journal to select the sort order.  The sort order is retained for the current session or until you change it again.

 

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Of course, don’t forget you can also keep up with what’s new by signing up for New Article Alerts and New Comments Alerts!

  • New Article Alerts: IJPOpen subscribers receive automatic email alerts whenever new articles are added.
  • New Comments Alerts: To receive an email alert whenever a paper gets a new comment, click on the paper, scroll to the bottom of the page (at the end of the comments) and click “Subscribe”.

New Article Alerts can also be set up so you can be notified of PEP Journal updates as well.

And lastly, don’t forget to check the What’s New section of the PEP Tab for general information on what journal issues have been added most recently.

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Announcing the PEP-Web 2015 Release!

We have great things in store for you this year!  There are lots of exciting new features planned, and rather than our traditional schedule of a data release in January, and a midyear “all-at-once” feature release, we will be starting a new continuous improvement schedule, where we will be adding new features throughout the year.

First, let’s start by announcing the new content that’s been added to PEP-Web for 2015.

  • Two new journals:
    • Jahrbuch der Psychoanalyse (1964 – current)
    • DIVISION/Review (2011 – current)
    • And a PEP Exclusive:
      • International Journal of Psychoanalysis en Espanol (new, first issue coming in March 2015)
  • Full text access to another year of current data
    • 2011 issues now available for most PEP journals (most have a 3 year publication embargo)
    • 2009 issues now available for American Imago and Psyche (these have a 5 year publication embargo)
  • New Videos Added (we add these as they become available)
    • The first of the 2013 PEP Grant videos, “Black Psychoanalysts Speak” debuted in December

This new version of PEP-Web contains the complete text and illustrations of 58 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 144 publication years and contains the full text of articles whose source ranges from 1871 through 2015. There are over 97 thousand articles and over 13 thousand figures and illustrations that originally resided on 1956 volumes with over 892 thousand printed pages. In hard copy, the PEP Archive represents a stack of paper more than 292 feet high and weighing over 4.0 tons!

A Sample of the New Features and Upgrades in this version and planned in the coming weeks:

  • New Video Tab Design: We are making the video navigation better, with an easy to access integrated list of videos from all the videostreams, and a new bibliographic style view.
  • New Offsite Articles Feature:  You will soon notice a new source option on the search form “Articles of Interest on the Web”.  When you do a search, the results may include hand picked articles that aren’t available on PEP-Web.  Selecting one of these articles from the results will open a window with the external website loaded at the point of access or purchase of the article.
  • New Tip feature: Soon there will be a tip of the day feature to help you learn and use PEP-Web more efficiently.
  • Tutorials: We are working on new tutorials to help you use PEP-Web more effectively.
  • New “slide up” Freud SE/GW translations:  Rather than the current popups, hovering now allows the translation to slide up from the bottom of the screen, which makes it easier to select text and copy/paste from these documents.  Also, we have a new option to turn off the translation feature when you are not interested in seeing the translations.
  • Improved print formatting:  Print formatting has been improved, and the coming offline features will offer additional ways to obtain a more traditional printed copy.
  • Improved author index: The index will using full author first and last name to make it more precise when you select an author to view.
  • A new sorting option for articles in IJP Open:  Makes it easy to browse the newest articles.
  • Offline viewing options: we are working on several new ways to read PEP-Web articles when you are offline!
  • Better support for mobile devices: Better formatting and support for Touch Icons so you can save an icon on your mobile device desktop with the beautiful new PEP Logo and jump right to PEP from your home screen.  Also we will be working to improve formatting and display on mobile devices.

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).

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.

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$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).