Terms and Conditions

  1. IJP Open is an online portal based publication providing readers with the opportunity to view the papers submitted to the International Journal of Psychoanalysis before formal peer review, and the opportunity to participate in a peer discussion of those papers, engaging with and developing critical thought. Following extensive peer review via IJP Open and the International Journal of Psychoanalysis’s formal peer review process accepted papers will be published in the International Journal of Psychoanalysis.

  2. The Institute of Psychoanalysis (112a Shirland Road, London, W9 2EQ, UK) is and shall remain the sole and exclusive owner of IJP Open.

  3. Registered readers to IJP Open (those who have logged on to IJP Open as readers via PADS) are non-transferable and are subject to the conditions of use set out below. Each registered reader is an authorized user.

  4. Logging in is for personal use only. The logon may not be used for teaching or other activities for a 3rd party (for example a university or public hospital) and access will not be possible from such computers in public institutions with an IP address logged in PEP’s systems.

  5. Comments and Ethics. Comments made by IJP Open registered readers will be signed with their userid (except in the case of IJP formal peer reviewer reports) and posted directly without moderation or censorship. It is therefore enormously important that posted comments stay strictly within the ‘reviewing’ task of examining a paper with respect to the clarity, coherence and substantiation of the author’s argument, and that comments remain respectful at all times. The Editorial board of IJP Open warns against posting ad hominem comments or sweeping statements without detailed substantiation. Such comments are clearly not acceptable for respectful intercollegiate dialogue and IJP Open reserves the right to delete unacceptable comments and exclude such commentators from the community of registered readers.

  6. Unless a user has obtained the rights to other content on PEP_WEB access is only to papers published in IJP Open and to the discussion of these papers. No authorized user may assist anyone other than another authorized user to access IJP Open and is expressly prohibited from doing so in any way whatsoever. Usage is monitored. Any breach of this condition will result in immediate removal of Registered Reader rights.

  7. Each authorized user will select their own userid and password on the Psychoanalystdatabase.com database (PaDS) site (or use any existing userid and pw they already have). Access to IJP Open will be via each individual’s userid and password which are input into the relevant boxes on http://www.pep-web.org/login.php and which can be modified by a user through PaDS:   www.psychoanalystdatabase.com   Users are liable for the security of their username and password and must not transfer it.

  8. IJP Open and the PaDS database require a user to have Internet access and an approved browser - current versions of Netscape, Internet Explorer and Safari. There are no limits on use but users should log out when finished as not to do so may affect the performance of the system.

  9. Availability. PEP has contracted with Global Village Publishing, Inc for IJP Open to be available from a link 24 hours a day 7 days a week subject to routine maintenance and in all reasonable circumstances.

  10. PEP WEB archive Copyright. The PEP-Web archive – the host platform as owned by PEP – is owned by PEP or its suppliers and is protected by United States copyright laws and international treaty provisions.

  11. IJP Open copyright.
    1. The Institute of Psychoanalysis (112a Shirland Road, London, W9 2EQ, UK) is and shall remain the sole and exclusive owner of IJP Open
    2. Authors opting into IJP Open give the Institute of Psychoanalysis a non-exclusive license of copyright to post the submitted article for the purposes of open peer review and comment by registered readers on the IJP Open platform.  If the article is subsequently accepted for publication in the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, then the author will be required to sign the International Journal of Psychoanalysis’ normal copyright form.
    3. The Author agrees to let the submitted article be seen and openly commented on by IJP Open Registered Readers. Comments will be seen by other users.
    4. All IJP Open Registered Readers grant a non-exclusive license for any content they generate and post to IJP Open.
    5. All copyright (electronic and other) of the text, images, and photographs of IJP Open submitted articles appearing on the ARCHIVE is retained by the  article author. Saving the exceptions noted below, no portion of any of the text, images or photographs may be reproduced or stored in any form without prior permission of the Copyright owners.
    6. Authorized Uses. Authorized Users may make all use of IJP Open materials as is consistent with the Fair Use Provisions of United States and international law. Nothing in this Agreement is intended to limit in any way whatsoever any Authorized User's rights under the Fair Use provisions of United States or international law to use the Licensed Materials.
    1. During the term of any Registered Reader the IJP Open Materials may be used for purposes of research, education or other non-commercial use as follows:
      1. Digitally Copy. Authorized Users may download and digitally copy a reasonable portion of the Licensed Materials for their own use only.
      2. Print Copy. Authorized Users may print (one copy per user) reasonable potions of the Licensed Materials for their own use only.
  1. Termination. In the event of termination of subscription any material downloaded, printed or otherwise stored as permitted in the preceding section should not continue to be available and as far as practicable must be destroyed. Subsequent absence to PEP-Web will require payment of an entry fee.

  2. Commercial reproduction. No purchaser or user shall use any portion of the contents of PEP-Web in any form of commercial exploitation, including, but not limited to, commercial print or broadcast media, and no purchaser or user shall reproduce it as its own any material contained herein.

  3. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. The authors, The Institute of Psychoanalysis and PEP disclaim any liability to any party for the accuracy, completeness or availability of any of the material herein, or for any damages arising out of the use or non-use of said IJP Open material or any information contained therein.

  4. Copyright Warranty. Licensor warrants that it has the right to license the rights granted under this Agreement to use Licensed Materials, that it has obtained any and all necessary permissions from third parties to license the Licensed Materials, and that use of the Licensed Materials by Authorized Users in accordance with the terms of this Agreement shall not infringe the copyright of any third party. The Licensor shall indemnify and hold Licensee and Authorized Users harmless for any losses, claims, damages, awards, penalties, or injuries incurred, including reasonable attorney's fees, which arise from any claim by any third party of an alleged infringement of copyright or any other property right arising out of the use of the Licensed Materials by the Licensee or any Authorized User in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. This indemnity shall survive the termination of this agreement. NO LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SET FORTH ELSEWHERE IN THIS AGREEMENT IS APPLICABLE TO THIS INDEMNIFICATION.