In line with the principles of the American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis, the journal is dedicated to cultivating in its maximal rigor the professional conversation concerning the question of psychoanalytic pluralism. This means that the diverse positions on this question itself are welcome in the context of the journal, including the affirmation of pluralism as a positive value, the acknowledgement of a plurality of psychoanalytic discourses as a provisional reality that it would be desirable to overcome (and more specifically this acknowledgement in both its more optimistic and its more pessimistic variants), and voices in favor of inter-school exchange as well as voices more resolutely in favor of one or another analytic paradigm.  The journal is particularly interested, consequently, in contributions that shed useful light on such topics as: the relations between analytic theory and practice; the relations between experience-near theory and experience-distant theory; the question of the "foundations" of psychoanalysis; the status of psychoanalytic concepts; the meaning and proper role of empiricism (vs. rationalism, speculation, subjectivism, transcendental-critical reflection, etc.) in analytic discourse; psychoanalysis as a "science" or as a "hermeneutics"; the respective roles of structure and narrative in psychoanalysis; the position and role of language in psychoanalysis, including the distinctions and relations between figurative and literal language, and the effects of linguistic performativity; the psychoanalytic "body" vs. non-analytic concepts of the "body"; the relationships between psychoanalysis and psychology and neuroscience; the position of psychoanalysis in modern and/or postmodern historical situations, as well as the destinies of psychoanalysis in the age of digitalization and globalization; the political implications of psychoanalysis as a practice and as a theory; different modalities of psychoanalytic education and training, and so on. The journal functions in terms of thematically defined annual special issues constituted through invited submissions in addition to open submissions in response to calls for papers.  While the themes of upcoming special issues will not be exclusively determined by the debates concerning pluralism in psychoanalysis, they will be designed to highlight differences and commonalities between various approaches, and so indirectly to sustain and nourish discussion and debate on pluralism, which is to say: on the future of psychoanalysis as such.