Since its foundation in 2004, the journal has been affiliated with the Doctoral School “Research in Psychoanalysis and Psychopathology” (ED 450), attached to the Department of Psychoanalytic Studies at Paris-Diderot University/Sorbonne Paris Cité. The journal was successively edited by Profs. Sophie de Mijolla (2004-2009) and Christian Hoffmann (2010-2016), with the collaboration of Rémy Potier as Associate Editor.
From the start, the journal offered original research contributions revolving around two main axes: psychoanalysis in intension, or in itself; and psychoanalysis in extension – that is, in its interactions with other academic fields and cultural practices (human and social sciences, natural sciences, medicine, and art.)
Since the publication of the seventh issue in 2009, the journal has been available exclusively online. This transition reflected a deepening interest in interdisciplinarity and exchanges with other epistemological perspectives: the seventh issue dealt with possible interfaces between psychoanalysis, cognitive psychopathology, and neuroscience.
Since 2010, the journal has been published in a French/English bilingual edition (2010/2, “Politique du sexuel/Politics of the Sexual”).
In 2012, in order to increase the journal’s visibility, we partnered with Cairn.info, one of the principal web portals in human and social sciences – especially psychology.
In 2016, the journal underwent a restructuration and adopted a new format.