"Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane is part of PEP Web".
It is still possible to donate with a bank transfer:
BIC (SWIFT): BGENIT2T
Account of Paolo Migone
Donors' names are
published on the journal and on the web site (see below)
(if you send a donation, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
The PEP (Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing) is the major data bank on the web of full-text psychoanalytic journals since their foundation. It collects the most important international psychoanalytic journals with all articles full-text since the first issue, such as The International Journal of Psychoanalysis (since 1920), The Psychoanalytic Quarterly (since 1932), The Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association (since 1953), The Psychoanalytic Review (since 1913), etc. It is a collection of enormous importance not only for amount of data, but also because it allows all sorts of search through keywords, phrases, authors, titles, etc., also with the feature that the searched text is highlighted; it also allows one to use bookmarks, to copy and paste parts of text in case one wants to export quotations, and so on.
In 2016 the PEP has asked the journal Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane [Psychotherapy and the Human Sciences] to be part of the collection, so that it will be available to readers and researches worldwide, increasing its visibility and importance for the psychoanalytic community. We have been pleased to accept, also because this invitation came in a special moment: in 2016 the quarterly journal Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane reached its 50th Year of uninterrupted publication, so that this was also a nice way to celebrate this important Anniversary.
At this point one may ask why we have decided to launch a crowdfunding. The reason is simple: the amount of money that we have been asked in order to be part of PEP is 50,000 euros. This amount may be surprising, but the reason that it is so high is due to the fact that, for a journal that has 50 years of history, the work needed for scanning and digitalizing each page is enormous (PEP has calculated that about 78,851 million characters had to be digitalized, and this is an approximate number since, as specified in the license agreement, the exact calculation is possible when the work is completed, with the possibility of an increase of fee). And it is not a simple scanning, but a particular digitalization process of each word, which has to be "marked" with a special method (that would be too long to specify here) that allows for those types of search mentioned before. Also other journals of comparable years of publication had to pay a similar amount. It has to be added that this work is not done in the US or in Europe, where the cost would be prohibitive, but in India (where we had to send all paper issues of the journal, that have been destroyed after the scanning).
A further reason why we have decided to do this crowdfunding among our subscribers, readers and friends is due to the fact that the journal Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane is one of the few journals that from the beginning, as a choice, is not related to any association or institution, and never accepts funding of any sort (and also never publishes advertising, even if it would be quite lucrative). Almost all other journals are economically supported by the association or institution they represent, and very likely without this support they would have to close down. Our journal, instead, is supported only by subscribers, and challenges the market, continuing to be one of the journals in the field in Italy with the widest circulation. This allows us total autonomy and freedom, without pressures of any sort.
We send this invitation for a crowdfunding to all those who believe in the cultural project we have followed since many years (critical thinking, passion for the confrontation of ideas, dialogue among the various "schools", etc.). Each one can send a contribution according to his/her choice. The crowdfunding campaign ended on December 17, 2016, when we met in Bologna to celebrate our 50th Anniversary, but it is still possible to donate with a bank transfer:
BIC (SWIFT): BGENIT2T
Account of Paolo Migone
We have already collected almost 46,000 euros (11,860 euros came from the crowdfunding web site, while the rest came from direct bank transfers). Donors' names are published on the journal and on the web site (see below) (please send an email to email@example.com in case you send a donation).
We have decided to be part of PEP Web regardless of the amount of money we collect (the difference has been paid by the journal's editors). All articles of Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane already appear full-text on the PEP web site (PEP subscribers have access to all articles full-text, but everybody can see the first page of every article and do searches with key words, copy and paste texts for quotations etc.).
We take this opportunity to say that since 2017 our journal is indexed also in Web of Science, one of the most important indexing data-bases. Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane is the only psychotherapy journal - and obviously also the only psychoanalytic journal - in Italy that is indexed in Web of Science.
The editors of Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane thank the following donors who have contributed to the crowdfunding "Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane is part of PEP Web":
Luigi Antonello Armando
Associazione gli Amici (Torino)
Associazione per la Professione di Psicologo clinico e Psicoterapeuta dell'Emilia-Romagna (APPPER)
Associazione "Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane" (Bologna)
Maria Adele Azzi
Valeria Paola Babini
Maria Antonietta Brugnoli
Maria Antonia Canton
Maria Pia Carro
Centro di Ricerca di Psicoterapia (CeRP) (Trento)
Maria Teresa Cifatte
Ivana De Bono
Alessandra De Coro
Franco Del Corno
Giovanni De Plato
Daniela De Robertis
Antonio Di Ciaccia
Maria Mirella D'Ippolito
Morris N. Eagle
Antonio Maria Ferro
Isabella G. Franzoi
Edi Gatti Pertegato
Comunità Terapeutica Il Porto (Moncalieri [Torino])
Augusto Iossa Fasano
il Ruolo Terapeutico di Parma
Istituto Erich Fromm di Psicoanalisi Neofreudiana (Bologna)
Maria Elisabetta Lanzafame
Maurizio La Pesa
Luciana La Stella
Anna Maria Loiacono
Giovanni Batista Losito
Maria Luisa Manca
Maria Luisa Mantovani
Maja Neumann Norsa
Eugenia Omodei Zorini
Osservatorio Psicologi Parmensi (OPP)
Alessandra e Mark Rathsack
Pier Luigi Rocco
Rosa Romano Toscani
Maria Letizia Rotolo
Maria Maffia Russo
Thomas von Salis
Società Italiana di Psicoanalisi della Relazione (SIPRe)
Anna Chiara Stampanoni
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