The review Le Coq-Héron includes essays on psychoanalysis, education, and the social sciences in general. It is published four to six times a year and there are several special issues for the presentation of "working documents." The print run is between eight hundred and two thousand. The review was founded in 1969 by a group from the CentreÉtienne-Marcel to make available to researchers at the center texts that were inaccessible (original articles or translations from English, German, Spanish, or Hungarian) and thereby promote dialogue among scholars.
After three private issues were distributed within the center, the review went public. Supported by the Centre National des Lettres, it maintained its special relationship with the CentreÉtienne-Marcel. By June 2001, 165 issues had been published. The review is characterized by the fact that its editorial committee includes analysts from various schools who work together in a collegial environment. Participating in the review does not require that they abandon their differences or convictions, and the editorial committee tries to ensure that all psychoanalytic orientations are represented. To this end the review's bylaws stipulate that if even one of the editors wants an article published, it must be published, the other editors having the right to include their comments and criticisms.
The review has published articles by well-known authors (Freud, Ferenczi, Dolto, Balint, Lacan, Mannoni, Mahler, Hermann) as well as lesser known or even unknown authors in psychoanalysis and related fields. It has also published several full-length books including Mes adieuxà la maison jaune by István Hollós and Les trois cases blanches, a drama by Alain Didier-Weill.
Le Coq-Héron 's editorial committee has also formed a translation group. To date it has translated volume four of the Oeuvres complètes of Sándor Ferenczi and his Journal clinique, the Freud-Ferenczi correspondence, and Carl Spitteler's Imago.
See also: Ferenczi, Sándor.