The Department for Psychoanalysis of Ghent University publishes Psychoanalytische Perspectieven quarterly in Dutch, French, German and English at Ghent, Belgium. The blind peer reviewed journal publishes original contributions to the theory, practice and applications of psychoanalysis. Submission of a paper to Psychoanalytische Perspectieven will be taken to imply that (a) the paper is in accordance with professional ethics; (b) the paper and its main argument represent work not previously published and not being considered elsewhere for publication without authorization by the editor; (c) possible co-authors fully agree with publication; (d) copyrights for quotations are fully respected; (e) the publisher automatically acquires the copyright of the typescript.

  1. Send your text as a word-document to:
  2. Send scanned material (schema’s, illustrations etc) as a separate document.
  3. Make use of Times Roman (14); footnotes in Times Roman (12); sober use of italics is allowed.
  4. Psychoanalytische Perspectieven is a blind peer reviewed journal: please add your name, first name, address, e-mail and phone on a separate sheet.
  5. Use one type of heading, not numbered.
  6. At the beginning of a new paragraph: put three spaces.
  7. On a separate sheet: provide an abstract (min. 150 words), the title of your contribution and five key words in English; in case your contribution is in Dutch, French or German: add a second abstract in the language of your contribution.
  8. References in the text:
    APA style
  9. Complete references at the end of the text, as follows:
    S. Freud (1937c), “Analysis Terminable and Interminable”, S.E., XXIII, 1964, pp. 209-253.
    S. Freud (1950a [1887-1902]), The Origins of Psycho-Analysis, S.E., I, 1954, pp. 175-279.
    S. Freud (1950a [1895]), “A Project for a Scientific Psychology”, S.E., I, 1995, pp. 281-397.
    W.D. Hamilton (1963), “The evolution of altruistic behaviour”, American Naturalist, vol. 97, pp. 354-356.
    R.E. Haskell (l987a), “Giambattista Vico and the discovery of metaphor”, in R.E. Haskell (ed.), Cognition and Symbolic Structures, Norwood, New Jersey, Ablex Publishing, pp. 67-82.
    R.E. Haskell (l987b), “A Phenomenology of metaphor: A praxis study into metaphor and its cognitive movement through semantic space”, in R.E. Haskell (ed.), Cognition and Symbolic Structures, Norwood, New Jersey, Ablex Publishing, pp. 257-292.
    R.E. Haskell (1987c), “Social cognition and the non-conscious expression of racial ideology”, Imagination, Cognition and Personality, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 75-97.
    R.E. Haskell (2001), Deep Listening: Hidden Meanings in Everyday Conversation, Cambridge, MA, Perseus.
    P. Heimann (1950), “On counter transference”, International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, vol. 31, pp. 81-84.
    S.B. Hrdy (1999), Mother Nature: Maternal Instincts and how they Shape the Human Species, New York, Ballantine.
    N. Humphrey (1976), “The social function of intellect”, in P.P.G. Bateson & R.A. Hinde (eds.), Growing Points in Ethology, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, p.p. 303-317. R.J. Langs (1978a), The Listening Process, New York, Jason Aronson.
    That is, titles of journal articles or book chapters between quotation marks; titles of books and journals in italics.
  10. Each contributor confirms that her/his contribution is not submitted and will not be submitted to another journal (while in review); each author receives confirmation of receipt as well as two reviews; in case of acceptance the first author receives a proof.
  11. Maximum number of words between 7000 and 8500.