In Analysis is a transdisciplinary review of psychoanalysis and science. The aim of the journal is to bring scholars and clinicians from different disciplines together around a common aim: explore the unconscious of the subject through interdisciplinary dialogue.

In Analysis publishes in French and in English:

  • original articles 

  • Interviews 
with leading scholars and researchers

  • position papers and commentaries 

  • summaries of doctoral theses 

  • editorials on up-to-date topics 

  • epistemological and philosophical reflections of obvious interest for the link between science and 

  • book reviews.


In Analysis also publishes, in its Afterward section, reactions to previous publications in order to allow a constructive dialogue between specialists. 


Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, including electronically without the written consent of the copyright-holder. 


The authors agree not to plagiarize a text already published and to indicate by quotation marks the repetitions of works. Citations may not exceed 8 lines. In the event that the citation is longer, the agreement of the author and the publisher is required.
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These manuscripts have to be in accordance with the instructions and style guide below. They are inspired by the standards of presentation of manuscripts proposed by the international committee of the writers of medical newspapers, known under the name of “Group of Vancouver” (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. See: 


Manuscripts are subject to a peer review process; they are reviewed by two anonymous reviewers, who may request corrections. Contributions may be accepted subject to editorial changes or substantive clarifications requested by readers. 


Work submitted for publication must be conducted in application of current regulations concerning biomedical experimentation and comply with the ethical principles of the Helsinki declaration. For information on Ethics in publishing and Ethical guidelines for journal publication see: and
When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with current regulations concerning biomedical experimentation (in France: Comité 


Consultatif National d’Ethique, and the Code of Ethics of the World Medical Association (

In Analysis is a member and abides by the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).


Studies on patients or volunteers require ethics committee approval and informed consent, which should be documented in the paper.


Appropriate consents, permissions and releases must be obtained when an author wishes to include case details or other personal information or images of patients in an Elsevier publication. Written consents must be retained by the author and copies of the consents or evidence that such consents have been obtained must be provided to Elsevier on request.

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Manuscripts should be submitted online via the electronic submission site Editorial Manager (EM):

MS Word and Worperfect can be used for text files. PDF files are not accepted.
Only those manuscripts respecting the present instructions to authors may be accepted. In particular, the presentation of the references and the footnotes must conform to the journal’s style.

Brief overview of the EM system

New users can access the home page of the online submission site of In Analysis at the following address:

  • Click on “register” at the top of the screen and fill in the required information: “first name”, “last name” 
and “e-mail address.” Then fill in the required fields: title, preferred contact mode, country, other address, preferred username. You will receive rapid confirmation of your registration together with your username and password by e-mail. 

  • Registration is required only once, on your first visit. On subsequent visits, you only need to click on “login”, then on “author login” to access the system directly. 

  • Once you have been identified, have entered the system, and wish to submit a manuscript, follow the instructions, enter the different details required for submission, and then upload your files. 


ATTENTION! This journal uses double-blind review, which means the identities of the authors are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa. To facilitate this, please include the following separately: 


  • The title page: title, authors name and affiliations/addresses and the contact author. This separate file maintains the anonymity of the authors by excluding their contact details from the manuscript transmitted for review. In case of technical difficulties, please contact

  • The manuscript: summary, key words, text body, references, tables with legends, legends of the figures and the declaration of interest.

  • The figure (diagrams, drawings, colour or white and black photos) should always be submitted in individual files i.e. only one figure per file or one compressed folder (.zip) with one file per figure.



The manuscript must be double-spaced with continuous page numbering. It should be prepared with the recommendations provided below.

Title page

It must include:
• The title (in English and French).

  • • The authors’ names – first names in full and family names, in lowercase, with a capital initial, and their positions.
• The affiliations and complete postal addresses with departments, institutions for all the authors. If authors have different addresses, their names will be followed by numbers in superscript to link them to their addresses.

  • • The name and e-mail of the corresponding author who will receive all correspondence concerning the article: requests for a revised version of the manuscript, prior to acceptance, galley-proofs and offprints. Please note e-mail address will appear on the publication.


Abstract and keywords

  • • The abstract in English and in French should not be longer than 500 words. It must be structured. Only standard, common abbreviations are allowed.

  • • 3 to 5 keywords in English and in French chosen from the Medical Subject Headings of the Medicus Index (http://


The text must not exceed 40,000 characters (including spaces, notes, bibliography and abstract).
The main body of the manuscript must be clear and concise. Authors shall ensure correct spelling, syntax and punctuation. Using chapter headings is recommended to facilitate reading. Footnotes should be avoided.


For research article, the text must be structured with the following headings:

  • Introduction (objectives and field of knowledge explored) 

  • Method 

  • Results 

  • Analysis/discussion (possible principles, relationships and generalizations, unresolved points, 
theoretical and practical implications, etc.); 

  • Conclusion (perspectives for further work). 


For thesis summaries, the text should not exceed 12,000 characters (spaces included). The name of the University, of the thesis director and the year of thesis defence must be indicated (without bibliography). 


Abbreviations, units and symbols 

  • Every abbreviation must be explained the first time it appears in the text. 

  • The general rules concerning the nomenclature of abbreviations and symbols are those approved by the IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry). 

  • For drugs, the recognised INN must always be used. The name of the associated specialities shall be mentioned the first time only, followed by the symbol TM or ®.


Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.).

Role of the funding source

You are requested to identify, at the end of the manuscript, who provided financial support for the conduct of the research and/or preparation of the article and to briefly describe the role of the sponsor(s), if any, in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the article for publication. If there is no funding source(s), this should be indicated.


Bibliographic references are presented in accordance with APA 6th Edition (American Psychological Association) standards.
They must not exceed 30 lines and appear at the end of the article. Authors should pay particular attention to the following standards:

Reference in the text

  • 1 author: (Damasio, 2004) 

  • 2 to 5 authors: (Adolphs, Tranel & Damasio, 2007) 

  • 6 or more than 6 authors: (Damasio et al., 2005) 

  • several references from the same author in the same year: (Rothbart, 2003a, 2003b) 

  • several references in the same parenthesis: (Albert, 2001 ; Dupont & Durant, 1999 ; Mahieu, 1989). 

References at the end of the manuscript

All the authors cited in the article and only these should be included in the bibliography. They are cited in alphabetical order, following the rules below:


Examples of references: 

A journal article 

Author, A. (year). Title of the article. Title of the journal, Vol(nb), xx-xx. 

  • Dessus, P. (2001). Aides informatisées à la production d’écrits, une revue de la littérature. Sciences et Techniques Éducatives, 8(3-4), 413-433.

An article with a DOI, published online

• Prestwich, A., & Kellar, I. (2013). How can the impact of implementation intentions as a behaviour change intervention be improved? European Review of Applied Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.erap.2010.03.003

A book

  • Author, A. & Author, B. (année). Title of the book. Localisation: Publishing house
• Noizet, G. & Caverni, J.-P. (1978). Psychologie de l’évaluation scolaire. Paris : P.U.F.

A chapter from a book

  • Author, A. (année). Title of the chapter. In A. Auteur-éditeur & B. Auteur-éditeur (Ed.), Title of the book (pp. xx-xx). Localisation: Publishing house

  • Hayes, J. R. (1998). Un nouveau cadre pour intégrer cognition et affect dans la rédaction. In A. Piolat & A. Pélissier (Eds.), La rédaction de textes, approche cognitive (pp. 51-101). Lausanne: Delachaux et Niestlé

Unpublished articles should not be included in the list unless they have been accepted for publication. In this case, mention in press after the name of the journal and the expected year of publication, along with the DOI number in case it is available.


  • Each table must be provided on a separate page, numbered using Arabic numerals according to their order of appearance in the text. Their location must be specified in the text by a reference between parentheses (Table 1).
• Prepare tables with Word or Excel. Graphic files are not acceptable for tables. No reduced photocopies will be allowed.

  • It should have its title on top, and if necessary, additional information underneath. The meaning of all abbreviations and symbols must be specified.


  • Figures (graphs, drawings, or photographs) must always be supplied in separate files, one file per document.

  • They are numbered with arabic numerals and are cited in the text, in numerical order, with number between brackets (fig. 1).

  • Photos should be provided in digital format: JPEG (.jpeg), TIFF (.tif) or PDF (.pdf) with 300 dpi minimum resolution for black and white or colour photographs and 500 to 1000 dpi for graphs or drawing. Word and Excel format are also acceptable. Figures should not be created with commercial software (Powerpoint®, Paintbrush®, MacDrawPro®). In these formats they cannot be used for professional publishing. High resolution is absolutely necessary for printing.

  • Each figure must be accompanied by a caption. The legends do not appear in the illustration. They are given in a list at the end of the article, on a separate sheet. Abbreviation must be defined. If the original figure contains colours, an identical reproduction of it may appear in the electronic version. A figure with its legend must be understandable, without additional text.

  • Color illustrations provided by the authors will appear in color in the electronic version (such as at no cost whatsoever for the authors. But for the printed version, authors will be required to pay if they want their illustrations printed in color (a quote will be sent to the corresponding author). If authors do not wish to cover the printing costs of color illustrations, the illustrations will be printed in black and white, but will appear in color on the web.

Very important note: Any reproduction of previously published figures and tables must be accompanied by written permission from the copyright holder (publisher or author). Authors will do the necessary steps.

Authors are invited to refer to the artwork quality instructions at the following link:

Complementary data

In Analysis invites authors to submit their article with electronic supplements complementary. Author may provide tables, figures, videos...
Supplement files offer the author additional possibilities to publish supporting applications, high-resolution images, background datasets, and more.

For any further information on how to supply your images, consult the web page:


In accordance with international practices, all submitted manuscripts must be accompanied with a disclosure of interest.
A competing interest exists when an author and/or co-author have any financial or personal relationships with other people or organisations that might influence his/her professional judgement concerning an essential value (patient’s well-being, integrity of the research work...). The main competing interest includes financial interests, clinical trials, punctual interventions, family relationships...

All authors of the publication must declare any relations that may be considered as a potential competing interest.

  1. If there is no competing interest, the following note must be added directly to the manuscript: “The author[s] declare[s] that he [they] has [have] no competing interest”.

  2. If there is one (or more) competing(s) interest, all should be listed at the end of the manuscript (before the bibliographical references) in accordance with the presentation below. The initials of the author(s) concerned and the name of the company associated should be added to the potential competing of interest needing to be declared.


– C.R., E.L. Financial interests in Barbot SA;

– E.L. Owner, manager, employee, participation in a decisional board of a company. Other regular activities in Chups SAS;

– J.J.E. Clinical trials: as main investigator, coordinator or principle experimenter for RTM SARL;

– P.L. Clinical trials: as co-investigator, secondary experimenter, study collaborator for Light & Co;

– F.W. Punctual interventions: expertise reports for EFS Associated;

– M.D. Punctual interventions: consultancy for SFC;

– C.G. Conferences: invitations as speaker for KKS & Son;

– M.S. Conferences: invitations as auditor (travelling and accommodation expenses paid for by a company) for Régis SA;

– M.F. Close family relatives employed in the above example of companies;

– A.D. No competing interest.



This journal offers authors the possibility to publish their research in Gold Open Access (GOA). Articles are freely available to both subscribers and the wider public with permitted reuse. A gold OA publication fee is payable by authors or on their behalf, e.g. by their research funder or institution.


Regardless of how you choose to publish your article, the journal will apply the same peer review criteria and acceptance standards.
For gold open access articles, permitted third party (re)use is defined by the following Creative Commons user licenses: CC BY-NC-ND (Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derives). For non- commercial purposes, it is possible to distribute and copy the article, and to include it in a collective work (such as an anthology), as long as they credit the author(s) and provided they do not alter or modify the article.

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Online proof correction: Corresponding authors will receive an e-mail with a link to our online proofing system (ProofCentral), allowing annotation and correction of proofs online. The environment is similar to MS Word: in addition to editing text, you can also comment on figures/tables and answer questions from the Copy Editor. Web-based proofing provides a faster and less error-prone process by allowing you to directly type your corrections, eliminating the potential introduction of errors. If preferred, you can still choose to annotate and upload your edits on the PDF version. Changes concerning the content are not accepted on the proofs, and corrections are limited to typography. The authors will make necessary arrangements for their corrected proofs to be sent to the publisher within two days following receipt, whatever the time of the year. In the case of delay the publisher reserves the right to print the article without the author’s corrections.

Offprints: The corresponding author will, at no cost, receive a customized Share Link providing 50 days free access to the final published version of the article on ScienceDirect. The Share Link can be used for sharing the article via any communication channel, including email and social media.
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