APsaA Appoints New Editor for Its Peer-Reviewed Journal


American Psychoanalytic Association Appoints
New Editor for Its Peer-Reviewed Journal

New York – September 12, 2018 – The American Psychoanalytic Association has appointed Mitchell Wilson, M.D. as the new editor of its respected, peer-reviewed journal, the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association (JAPA). Dr. Wilson, who has served as an associate editor for JAPA since 2014, will start his five-year term in January 2019, taking the place of Bonnie Litowitz, Ph.D., whose term ends December 2018.

“JAPA continues to have an enormous and profound impact within the field of psychoanalysis, which makes this is an exciting time to be taking over the editorship,” said Dr. Wilson. “My goals are to maintain its excellence and broaden its reach to scholars in other fields and mental-health professionals seeking to gain a deeper understanding of the human mind.”

Under Dr. Wilson’s vision, JAPA will expand the type of submissions it publishes to include both long and short form papers. “Clinical psychoanalysis remains a vital endeavor and the papers we publish will reflect that vitality. We also hope to publish original papers, review articles, shorter interventions that tackle issues in the contemporary social moment,” said Dr. Wilson. As has been true throughout JAPA’s history, it will continue to be a voice for the best that psychoanalytic scholarship has to offer, providing our readers with state-of-the-art ideas and information. This will mean expanding the team of associate editors and reviewers, all of whom possess a rigorous level of critical reflection and capacity for collaboration.

In addition to his role as the new editor, Dr. Wilson also serves on the editorial board for The Psychoanalytic Quarterly. He has written dozens of chapters, reviews, and papers, including an award winning paper for JAPA in 2003. Dr. Wilson is a sought-after presenter and is currently training and supervising analyst at San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis and a personal and supervising analyst at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California.

About JAPA

Established in 1953, JAPA is a peer-reviewed journal offering insightful and broad-based original articles, ground-breaking research, in-depth panel reports, and perceptive commentaries. For more information or subscription information, visit http://journals.sagepub.com/home/apa


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