Socioanalysis was first published in 1999, co-edited by Prof Susan Long and Dr Allan Shafer – under the auspices of the then Australian Institute of Socio-Analysis, now published by Group Relations Australia. It was published initially with the hope that it would provide a contact point for those who wished to read and write about socioanalytic work and ideas. This hope has been fulfilled.

Socioanalysis, some 21 years later, is a recognized and highly regarded scholarly journal – still edited by Prof Susan Long – with quality international papers covering a wide spectrum of topics in the fields of socioanalysis, group relations and system psychodynamics. Along the way it has included some specially edited editions on current themes, most recently in Volume 18 in 2017, focused on Seeking Asylum.

For some years it has been headed by a committed editorial board currently comprising Dr Ora Bernard, as Book Review editor, Dr Jinette de Gooijer, Dr John Newton, Dr Brigid Nossel, Dr Wendy Harding, Dr Joy Humphries & Joanne Fitzgerald and an erudite international editorial board.

In early 2020 the 21st Volume was published, celebrating its twenty-one year history and currently there is a call for papers for Volume 22, due to be published in late 2020. The standard guidelines for contributors are available here..

Prospective authors should please send papers by July 1st 2020 to Editor in General, Prof Susan Long:


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