ROMANIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOANALYSIS only receives original articles for publication (in electronic or printed form, in English, French or Romanian) about any psychoanalytic theme. When submitting an article, the author must confirm that the paper has not been published elsewhere and is not being considered for publication elsewhere, in whole or in part, and is intended for sole publication in the Romanian Journal of Psychoanalysis.

The authors are required to follow the following typing rules:

The paper is to be written with diacritical marks in French, English or Romanian, with the Abstract and the Keywords translated in all three languages. The paper will not exceed 20 pages – including references and will be written in Word format, Times New Roman, 12 font, Line spacing 1.5, justify, page numbering – bottom of page, right.

The first page will contain the title of the paper (it should not exceed more than 40 characters, Times New Roman, 14 font, Line spacing 1, center alignment), the author’s name, (his/her affiliation -institution, e-mail address for correspondence mentioned in footnote), a concise abstract (maximum 200 words, italic, Times New Roman, 12 font, Line spacing 1.15, justify, left indent 0.6, right indent 0.3) and six keywords.

The paper will include an introduction, conclusions and references at the end.

In case articles are based on clinical materials, the author has to confirm in writting that he/she has taken into consideration different explicit methods of protecting patients’ confidentiality.

Footnotes will be reduced to a minimum and they will not include bibliographical references.

Quotations are to be accurately checked, specifying the exact page. Any underlining using italics within a quotation should be indicated as such, mentioning in brackets after the quotation (“my underlining”).

Bibliography. References (Times New Roman, 12 font, Line spacing 1.15) will appear in the text, with the author’s name, followed by the publication year and the quotation page, written in brackets as follows: (Freud, 1918, p.87); if there are more than two co-authors, the text reference will indicate only the first author (Smith et all, 1972); the complete reference of the works quoted will appear in the final bibliographical references. The authors should limit themselves to the references that are relevant to the article. The authors will be listed alphabetically and their works in the chronological order of publication. If, for the same author, different works published in the same year are quoted, they will be indicated by using the letters a, b, etc. When a certain reference does not refer to the original publication, the year of the edition used will be mentioned at the end. In case of translations, the title and the edition of the original source text are to be mentioned in brackets.

For quotations extracted from books the followings are to be mentioned, in this order: author’s name and the initial of the forename; the year of the first edition written in brackets, which has to correspond to the text quotation; the title of the work written in italics, publishing house, place, year, volume.

For instance:

ANZIEU, D. (1985). Le Moi-peau [The Skin-Ego]. Dunod, Paris, 1995, pp. 57-88, pp. 93-178.

FREUD, S. (1923). Two Encyclopedia Articles. SE XVIII. Hogarth Press, London, pp. 235 – 259.

NIETZSCHE, F. (1872). The birth of tragedy. Geuss R, Speirs R, editors, Speirs R, trans. Cambridge and New York, Cambridge, 1999.

For quotations extracted from articles the followings are to be mentioned, in this order: author’s name and the initial of the forename, the year of publication, the title of the article, the title of the jounal quoted in italics, the volume in Bold, the number of the volume in brackets, the number of pages between which the article is covered. The abbreviation of journal titles will be mad ein caccorsance with the standards of the International Organization for Standization.

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BLOS, P. (1967). The second individuation process of adolescence. Psychoanal Study Child 22(1):162-186. LICHTENSTEIN, H.(1963). The dilemma of human identity: notes on self transformation, self-objectivation and metamorphosis. J Am Psychoanal Assoc 11(1): 173-223.

YOUNG, C., BROOK, A. (1994). Schopenhauer and Freud. Int J Psychoanal 75: 101 – 118.

If the reference contains a title in another language, other than English, the translation of the title will be written in English and will be included in square brackets.

For the references that are not published one should mention “unpublished communication”, followed by the place and the date of the communication.

The corrections and modifications required by the editorial committee will be inserted in the written text, using a different color and they shall be inserted in the final form of the paper, published with the consent of the authors.

The articles are to be sent to the editorial board of the RJP (Romanian Journal of Psychoanalysis) by email ( and you will receive confirmation for receiving the manuscript.