1) The EPF website and the EPF Bulletin serve the purpose of exchanging of information among the members of the European societies and the members of the IPA.
2) The Bulletin is not a journal or a book but an internal organ of communication for members of the EPF (and for interested IPA members). It contains contributions by members and information from the EPF. It is issued annually in three languages (German, English, and French), but, for financial reasons, it is limited in size and weight. Hence, not all presentations at EPF conferences can be published in it. Publication on the website and in the Bulletin does not preclude their use for other publications (journals, books, on-line publications). The copyright of published papers remains with the respective authors. The Bulletin is not publicly for sale and is not available in book stores.
3) The deadlines for submission of presentations at EPF conferences have to be strictly kept, to make translations for the website and prepublishing possible.
4) Relevant changes in the manuscripts cannot be accepted once a paper (in its conference version) has been submitted.
5) Normally, after receiving them, all key note presentations at EPF conferences (i.e. all events with simultaneous translation) will be translated as soon as possible into the other official languages before the conference and will be published before the conference on the website and afterwards in the Bulletin.
Other presented papers can by decision of the General Editor be accepted for publication in the Bulletin or on the website.
If an author does not want his or her paper published, he or she should make this known when the manuscript is submitted.
6) If the author accepts to have his or her paper published, he or she also takes full personal responsibility for the content. If the paper includes clinical material it is the responsibility of the author to observe basic ethical rules in disguising material to avoid problems of confidentiality. Authors are expected to give correct and extensive references when referring to or quoting relevant publications by psychoanalytic colleagues.
7) Requests for publication on the website or in the Bulletin, which are directly related to the conference presentations, may be communicated to the General Editor in written form and by giving a reason.
8) In cases of uncertainty or ambiguity concerning the selection of additional texts for publication in the bulletin, the General Editor may consult the members of the Executive. In principle, original work of younger and less known authors as well as significant contributions from the analysis of children and adolescents should have priority.
EPF Executive Torino 2014