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Founded in 1983 by Professor Philippe Gutton of the University of Paris VII (GREUPP), the journal Adolescence brings together psychoanalysts, clinicians, and academics who treat adolescents and who produce original theoretical research on adolescence.

Now in its 31st year, the journal is published quarterly, with each 232-page issue focused on a specific topic. Its contributors are not only French-speakers, but also include authors writing in other languages (from Italy, South America, etc.).

The psychoanalytical approach to adolescence has changed a great deal; and entire sections of metapsychology have been reviewed and argued differently. Adolescence has closely followed the development of theory as applied in clinical practice. The journal has remained innovative and radical, while always careful not to lose sight of its mission to publish psychoanalytical and psychopathological thinking on the processes of adolescence.

Adolescents have their own pathology, which is often acute and not merely part of a phase. This group holds within them the culmination of childhood pathology, alongside the beginnings of adult pathology, particularly psychoses. Along with adults, they share nostalgia for a different time, a way of being that persists, as if fed back when confrontation occurs between parent and growing child. This is expressed in countertransference with the psychotherapist.

However, the very concept of adolescence can only be understood in close connection with society and how society goes about initiating, framing, and regulating the standards of individualization and the methods for subjectification.

For this very reason, Adolescence reaches out to sociologists, anthropologists, and philosophers interested in describing and analyzing the way in which politics sees the light of day during adolescence. The journal therefore aims to situate itself between the intersubjective and the societal.

Editorial Team

Managing Committee: Isée Bernateau, Manuella de Luca, Estelle Louët, Nicolas Rabain

Scientific Board (Founding Members):
Jean-José Baranes, Annie Birraux, Alain Braconnier, Bernard Brusset, Raymond Cahn, Catherine Chabert, Philippe Gutton, Jacques Hochmann, Patrice Huerre, Philippe Jeammet, Bernard Penot (Paris), François Ladame (Geneva)

Editor-in-chief: Nicolas Rabain

Reading Committee:
Marie-Christine Aubray, Isée Bernateau, Joëlle Bordet, Jean-Yves Chagnon, Maurice Corcos, Vincent Cornalba, Fanny Dargent, Olivier Douville, Philippe Givre, Bernard Golse, Florian Houssier, François Marty, Marie Rose Moro, Olivier Ouvry, François Pommier, Nicolas Rabain, François Richard, Philippe Robert, Guy Scharmann, Anne Tassel, Serge Tisseron (Paris), Houari Maidi (Besançon), René Roussillon (Lyon), Serge Lesourd (Nice), Jean-Bernard Chapelier, Daniel Marcelli (Poitiers), Jacques Dayan (Rennes), Gérard Pirlot (Toulouse), Jean-Yves Le Fourn (Tours)

Managing Editors:
Marie-Christine Aubray, Vincent Cornalba

Editorial Assistants:
Delphine Bonnichon, Arlene Doumit El Khoury, Stéphanie Pechikoff

Editorial and Production Secretary:
Chantal Cousin

Out There” Section:
Isée Bernateau, Fanny Dargent, Anne Tassel

History Column:
Florian Houssier

Foreign Language Reading Committee:
François Ladame, Jacques Laget, Bernard Penot, Françoise Pineau

Ruth De La Vega, Elizabeth Kelly-Penot, Françoise Pineau

Liaison for other Journals in the Social Sciences and Humanities:
Olivier Ouvry

Website, Webmaster: Adrien Widemann

Correspondence with the journal Adolencenza e Psicoanalisi: G. Monniello (Rome)

Administration, subscriptions, and back orders: Chantal Cousin
Mobile/cell: +33 (0)6 08 00 39 017

Advice to Authors

Papers should be written in Times 12, single-spaced, with a maximum of 22,500 characters (including spaces), and sent by courier with three (3) printed copies and only one (1) digital copy that includes two (2) separate copies of the paper: one with name and address, the other without, as rtf, .doc or Word, to the following address:
Chantal Cousin, Secrétariat de la rédaction, 41 rue de Patay 75013 Paris.

- Author’s first name and surname, and title of the paper should be at the head.

- At the end of the piece should be included surname, first name, telephone number, email, author’s work address (if academic, name of university or institution, department name, rue, avenue, post code, town, country) and author’s private address.

- An abstract of 504 characters (including spaces) with three (3) or four (4) key words should follow. Translation into English and Spanish will be done by the journal.

- Footnotes should be automatically numbered, without options, (all quotations should include author, year, page or pages).

- An alphabetical bibliography should be included at the end of the paper.

References should be drawn up as per the following examples:

For a book:

- Richard, F. (2011). La rencontre psychanalytique. Paris: Dunod.

- Gutton, P. (1973). Le jeu chez l’enfant. Paris: Larousse; 2009, Paris: Greupp.

For a book chapter or journal paper:

- Gutton, P. (2011). La scène familiale première. In: La chambre des amants. La mère, Le père, L'enfant. Paris: Odile Jacob, pp. 19-32.

- Marty, F. (2002). Une seconde latence. In: L’adolescent face à ses institutions. Adolescence, 20: 465-469 (468-469).

For a paper in a book collection:

- Marty, F. (1997). Violence à l’adolescence. In: F. Marty, P. Gutton, P. Givre et al., Le fait accompli dans la psychothérapie de l’adolescent. Publication de l’Université de Rouen, pp. 7-17.

- Gutton, P. (2005). Violence, violences. In: A. Braconnier (Ed.), L’adolescence aujourd’hui. Ramonville Saint-Agne: Érès, pp. 21-27.

- Gutton, P. (2009). L’illusion pubertaire. In: Y. Morhain, R. Roussillon, Actualités psychologiques. Bruxelles: De Boeck, pp. 33-45.

For a paper in a journal:

- Hochmann, J. (2004). La nostalgie de l’éphémère. Adolescence, 22: 677-686.

Papers may not have been previously published, either in full or in part, unless in agreement with the editorial committee and the other publisher.

Papers received, whether commissioned by the editorial committee or not, will be submitted for review before acceptance.

Once accepted, a paper may not be submitted to another French or Foreign language journal without prior agreement.

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Print ISSN : 0751-7696
Online ISSN : 1969-6736
Publisher : Éditions GREUPP

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