Nytt om International Journal of TA Research & Practice

IJTAR – the International Journal of Transactional Analysis Research – has now been running for eight years, and we have successfully published a wide variety of research articles – quantitative and qualitative – and from authors in Austria, Australia, Belgium, China, Germany, Italy, Macedonia, Netherlands, Romania, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and the UK. The Abstracts are translated into French, German, Italian, Spanish and more recently also into Russian.

The time has come for us to extend our coverage! In future, in addition to research articles, we intend to publish material related to TA professional practice – as with the research, this will span across all of the fields of TA application, plus the activities of TA trainers and supervisors.

We are changing the name, therefore, to IJTARP – the International Journal of Transactional Analysis Research & Practice.

To maintain our quality standards, we will apply the same blind peer review processes. We will still expect thorough literature reviews to put what we publish into theoretical context, and we continue to welcome theoretical reviews as stand-alone papers that provide valuable information for others.
We will continue to provide as much editorial assistance as possible to authors, especially when English is not their first language.

Thanks to EATA funding, we will also continue to make the journal available free to everyone who registers as a reader. The link will now become www.ijtarp.org . Your registration will be automatically transferred if you are already an IJTAR reader or author.

So now, in addition to submitting your research papers, please send us your theoretical reviews and material related to practice. We will continue to consider articles that have previously been published in a language other than English (subject, of course, to permission from the original publisher) and we may be able to assist with translation. We may also consider re-publishing papers in English (again subject to permission from the original publisher) if the content has only appeared previously in a local or national publication, and where it would be beneficial to share the information with a much wider readership.

If you know what you want to submit, you can do this online at www.ijtarp.org. Alternatively, please contact me directly if you would like to discuss a submission – I will be delighted to discuss options with you.

I am looking forward to taking IJTAR to its next level of identity, and to making IJTARP the place where readers inside and outside the TA community can access freely the latest developments.

Julie Hay