Paper and multimedial on-line editory

from January 07, 1997 Scientific Journal 

The publication of scientific articles in the journal PSICOLOGIA DINAMICA has costs that vary depending on the number of pages and the number of color images.
The publication of texts is subject to acceptance by the editorial board. The current
orientation is to publish only monographic numbers

The journal is open to unpublished scientific and cultural contributions of all the world, but they have to be endowed with a "style" and somewhat "esoteric" than the traditional modes of communication in the scientific language. Therefore, we tend to publish  works that stand out for originality of the text, depth of content, strong connections with the experiential world and, finally, adoption of a very personalized discursive form, so as it reveals the "soul" of the author.


MULTIMEDIAL ON-LINE PUBLISHING
The publication is subject to acceptance by the editorial board. 

Our on-line publications are valuable both from the scientific-cultural perspective and from the editorial shape,so realizing a creative harmony between content and form.  

If you want to be known in the world    you publish your inedited works on our stamped journal or on our websites -  pubblica le te tue opere inedite sulla nostra rivista stampata o sui nostri siti web - t˙ publicas tus obras inÚditas en nuestra revista impresa o en nuestros sitios web

If you want to publish your unpublished works 
on our paper journal 
or on our website 
write e-mail editory@psicologia-dinamica.it for an estimate. 

NEW PUBLISHING ORIENTATIONS 
IN THE FIELD OF PSYCHOLOGY

 
  a) The Psychology and the Three Cultures
  


The psychology - as study of the (subjective and inter-subjective) psyche  - classically represents not only a crossroad between humanistic culture and scientific culture, but it also represents, particularly, a crossroad between the two above-mentioned cultures and the multi-media
culture, if nothing else, by virtue of this third culture is full of that iconographical elements - as the signs, the images and the symbols - which fall into one of the prominent, even if not exclusive, researches of the psychology and, particularly, of that sector of the psychology that studies the communication.

  b)The Psychology and the Multi-media Culture

Evidently, the  multi-media culture doesn't bases only on the images language but also on the written word (writing) and on the spoken word (sound). Since the language is communication and since the communication has a deep psychological valence, it is evident that the psychology in the post-modern epoch, also in its publishing aspects, has to know how to realize the necessary leap forward, in comparison to the classical models of the scientific publishing,  researching more evolved technologically forms, also from the multi-media viewpoint, for transmitting, as much as possible,in a suitable and complete way, the whole value of the scientific contents.

  c) Pragmatic publishing aspects 

From the pragmatic point of view, the first essential aspect  is the possibility that the presentation (publishing form) of the contents is, how much possible, nearer to the present-day communication models that bases on the hypertextual graphic-audio-visual culture [1]

The second aspect is connected to the opportunity to integrate the paper publication with the electronic publication so as they are reciprocally complementary [2]

  d) Aesthetical and worth aspects

It is evident that in time the paper publication will become more and more limited to a niche product, reserved to the connoisseurs and to the amateurs, but exactly for this it will increase more and more its precious rarity, without then considering the particular charm and the elegance of the printed paper, also for - the tactile, olfactory, visual - sensory enjoyment  or for the sensual contact of the body of the reader/owner with the volume in its entirety (total object) and in the particular ones (partial objects): beginning from the cover to continue with the single pages. And then the printed journal has all the qualities of a "good": it can be given and can be received as a gift, it can come into view and can be consulted without having to resort to particular technological equipments (computer, etc.), it can be brought along or be preserved in a favourite place, it offers itself to you with the wise availability of a geisha.     


  e) A virtual numinous realty 

Any electronic journal (or e-book) will ever be able to equal the value of the printed publication but, we repeat, it is necessary that the publishing form of the paper journal sufficiently reflects the emergent cultural tastes. Otherwise, the electronic  multimedia publication can offer to the reader/consulter a "numinous" interlacement of written word, sounds (also in the form of spoken word, even musical) and images that somehow give the sensation of a approach/ meeting/immersion to/with/in the real. The paradox of the multimedia publication on electronic support is that it, also being an ephemeral virtual realization, condenses and simulates in its contents various characteristics which are similar to the real world unlike the consistent reality of the publishing productions on paper support whose references to the realty require the exercise of the imagination. 

 f) Two different perpetuity: paper and on-line publications

When  one makes reference to the perpetuity (save for the corrosion due to the time that goes by) of the printed publication and to the fixity of its contents - in comparison with the caducity of the on-line publication and the continuous modifiability of its contents - it becomes necessary to observe that the modifiability  of some parts of a printed text realizes two different publications: the original version and the following one; while the on-line electronic publication, even if modified, maintains indeed a paradoxical oneness: the preceding version irremediably disappears in the nothing without leaving traces (save some particular stratagems by someone who could be interested to previously preserve traces and dates of the contents previously appearing on web).

     g) Many a project in only one

The scientific publishing industry can respond to different needs: some primarily commercial, others primarily cultural. A publishing house has the necessity of receipts that merit the publishing production; the scientific and formative schools and the university structures have the necessity to realize organs that transmit their  thought; a researcher has the exigency to leave trace of his theories and/or discoveries or to testify the personal scientific excursus; the expert on a determined sector has the necessity to divulge the discipline that he deserves; the worshipper of a science can desire to get his voice in the field that more interests him. 

However, it needs to consider that in our culture it is not possible to separate budget evaluation from analysis of resources and commercial planning, since unfortunately the economy and the market factors have become today sovereign on every aspect of the social life! The amateur things, the researching for passion, the ideologies, are things of other times. Besides, a scientific culture cannot have only the purpose of testifying a certain scientific run which is developed or developing in this or in that other formative or research pole, but it has to have, even thanks to Internet, a world-wide value

The scientific culture needs to propose itself on the world scenery in a original, authoritative and not-localist way. 

Psychology could appear at first sight as a misused field, were they are in it little real scientific novelties and frequent repetitions, even using other terminology, of aspects already abundantly eviscerated by others. It doesn't need, however, to forget, that the psyche changes with the transformations of the society and that every culture offers some psychological dimensions that previously were nonexistent  or few meaningful.

Then, some fields of psychology are still today, on our opinion, really too little explored; for instance, the potentialities of the advanced psychological research through the binomial high-tech/web or the possibility to create some new services that only Internet and the interactivity in real time can offer to the web-user.  

From this perspective, we propose with insistence the necessity of a closer interlacement among on paper publication and on-line publication; indeed, it needs to consider the one as integrative of the other: the on-line publicationĺs assignment would be to spread low cost and in a modern communicative form (multimedia) the scientific contents (over those popular) and, besides, to expand that interactive dimension in real time that can be established, on the one hand, among the various authors (teachers, researchers, publishers, etc.) and on the other hand among the same authors and the many users who access Internet. The paper publicationĺs assignment would be to collect and to historically testify, in a not-aleatory way, the immense but short-lived cultural and scientific collection published on the web.

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