The PEP-Web Archive is the quintessential website for psychoanalytic scholarship, with the full text of 59 journals dating back to 1918, cross-linked to each other and full bibliographic references to external sources, and where a multi-source psychoanalytic glossary is a click away for any technical term.
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.
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.
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 Español (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).
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.)
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 about PEP’s new video feature, and find out more about contributing videos. There is $100,000 dollars available for grants to make videos about Psychoanalytic Practice and Thinking!
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.
Issues? If you are having difficulty clicking on the tabs on the left (e.g., it’s taking you to p-e-p.org), 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.