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The journal welcomes research desiring to transmit and conceptualize clinical, psychological, psychiatric, and psychoanalytical practices, and gives preference to papers related to original experiments, the professional areas in which they show innovation, and the epistemological confrontation into which they venture.

Since its establishment in 1984, Cliniques Méditerranéennes has taken on the task of attesting to the praxeological research of professionals who concede neither to questioning the reality of clinical practice nor to the epistemological requirements of conceptualizing Freud when they cannot be reduced to a set vocabulary but rather claim to rise to the dignity of a method, of a heuristic approach: a daring gamble. Cliniques Méditerranéennes has held to this position for more than thirty years while nevertheless being unequal to the task but determined to accomplish it with pugnacity. Despite the opposing ideological trends of our era, which are quick to reduce the subject of psychoanalysis to a neuro-economic individual, whose life would no longer be anything but a ploy, it is perhaps this challenge that has enabled Cliniques Méditerranéennes to be included among the so-called “leading journals” in the field.

As elsewhere, research in psychopathology owes its consistency only to having to acknowledge its incompleteness, otherwise it becomes an ideology. Psychoanalytical ideologies exist, just like the scientistic ideologies of our times. This is why, on the one hand, we have always gambled on the “biodiversity” of psychoanalytic references and, on the other hand, sought to engage and debate with other fields: including, of course, philosophy, biomedicine, political science, anthropology, sociology, and even cognitive sciences.

Editorial Board

Journal Director: Roland Gori (Aix Marseille Université)

Editor in Chief: Marie-José Del Volgo (Aix Marseille Université)

Instruction to Authors

Texts should be sent to the Editor of Cliniques méditerranéennes, Marie-José Del Vogo

Authors will receive an acknowledgement of receipt for their texts.

Papers are subject to the approval of the Reading Committee of the journal according to the double-blind evaluation rules. The decision of the Editor and the approval of the Reading Committee are sent to authors within approximately four months.

To be eligible for review, texts must be presented in the following format:

1. They must be produced in Word, RTF format, or Word format for Mac.

2. They must not exceed 35,000 characters (spaces, notes, abstracts, and key words included).

3. They must include the title of the paper, the first and last names of the authors, the titles and duties of the authors, their mailing address, Email address, and a telephone number. Following this information are the body of the text, bibliography, abstract (100 to 200 words), key words (a maximum of ten), and, in English, the title, abstract and key words.

4. Bibliographic references must be presented in alphabetical order at the end of the text and according to the following model.

For the chapter of a work:

FREUD, S. 1899. “Sur les souvenirs-écrans,” in Névrose, psychose et perversion, Paris, PUF, 1973, 113-132.

For a paper:

GORI, R. 1989. “La passion: une folie au féminin,” in Cliniques Méditerranéennes, 23-24, 11-30.

For a work:

LACAN, J. 1966. Ecrits, Paris, Seuil.

LAPLANCHE, J.; PONTALIS, J.B. 1967. Vocabulaire de la psychanalyse, Paris, PUF.

Texts accepted for publication cannot be proposed or published elsewhere, except as authorized by the Editor and publisher of the journal.

The opinions expressed in papers are considered to be those of the authors alone.


Code of ethics

The Code of Ethics applicable to drafting committees and editorial boards of academic journals offered on, including Cliniques méditerranéennes, is available on this page.

Other information

Print ISSN : 0762-7491
Online ISSN : 1776-2790
Publisher : ERES

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