Journals / Periodicals
The Sigmund Freud Library offers many journals for consultation in its reading room and for borrowing, including complete collections, such as those of the Revue française de psychanalyse founded in 1927, the first French journal of psychoanalysis in the French language published by the Psychoanalytical Society of Paris (SPP).
Many annual subscriptions to psychoanalytical journals enrich the library's holdings and allow you to follow news of psychoanalysis, such as Le Carnet Psy, Le Coq Héron, Essaim, Topique, etc.
The BSF also offers numerous journals in English, German, Italian and Portuguese.
It serves in particular as a frame of reference for the National Library of France for cataloguing South American psychoanalytic journals.
The collections include many journals now out of print:
- Nouvelle revue de Psychanalyse (1970-1994) founded and directed by Jean-Bertand Pontalis and arranged around 50 thematic issues.
- Bloc-notes de la psychanalyse (1981-1995) an annual review published in Geneva under the direction of Mario Cifali.
- Inconscient (1967-1968) launched by Piera Aulagnier, member of the Freudian School of Paris, with two of her colleagues, Jean Clavreul, member of the same school and Conrad Stein, member of the SPP. The journal published 8 issues.
- Écrit du temps (1982-1988) a journal designed "as a space for meetings, discussions and exchanges" (19 issues).
- Revue internationale d’histoire de la psychanalyse (1988-1994) which over the course of its 6 issues brought together historians of ideas, psychoanalysts with training as historians and research psychoanalysts.