2021 Go With That Magazine Topics
Winter – Resilience – Drafts due November 2, 2020
Spring – Addictions – Drafts due March 2, 2021
Summer – Conference – Drafts due May 3, 2021
Fall – Disassociation – Drafts due August 2, 2021
Voice and Writing Style
Vision: To foster healing, health, and hope by defining, disseminating, and promoting standards and innovations in EMDR therapy and trauma-informed care.
Who we target: Members who want to stay current with knowledge and developments in the field of EMDR therapy and to enhance their credibility in the field. We support members through education and informational materials they can use with current and prospective clients as well as with colleagues who may refer clients for EMDR therapy.
EMDR International Association communications should be informative and action-oriented. We want to inspire our members to pursue their passion for EMDR therapy by expanding their knowledge and usage of EMDR. In writing content, keep in mind these personalities:
- a counselor who is new to EMDR and interested in learning how she can use her newly acquired training
- a seasoned psychologist who has practiced EMDR therapy for several years and feels comfortable in their knowledge of EMDR.
Call to Action: A good way to close an article is to offer the reader some next steps. That might be a list of further resources or a single action point. If they have invested the time to read your article what would you like them to do now?
Edit Your Final Draft: Please do not submit an article unless it is the absolute final version. This will minimize any confusion and ensure that outdated or incorrect versions are not published. Pieces that do not adhere to the style guidelines listed below will be returned to authors for appropriate revision.
Use the following guidelines to ensure that content fits the warm professional association personality:
- Submit your article according to the basics of our style:
- Indent each paragraph.
- Single space between sentences.
- Keep your word count between 2,000 – 5,000 words.
- Include your byline with your credentials.
- Be concise.
- Write in third-person.
- Use active rather than passive voice. (Active: “The team uses this practice to…”; Passive: “This practice is used …”)
- Keep in mind you are writing for members of the EMDR community. Write for our readers: mental health professionals focused on EMDR therapy.
- Tap into your shared knowledge of the EMDR community and history.
- Your article should be evidence-based.
- Credit your sources. Provide a reputable online link (URL) or specific reference to confirm all quoted material.
- Reference statistics – and spell out the word percent.
- Reference research.
- Submit a full reference list with all article submissions in APA Format.
- Keep it honest.
- Avoid superlatives: flowery adjectives that do not help the reader visualize the topic (“interesting,” “amazing”), all caps (“WOW”), exclamation marks (!).
- Use EMDR therapy lingo and insider references, but be sure to spell out all acronyms when they are first referenced.
- Don’t write about personal references or accolades to other individuals in the EMDR community.
Core Purpose: To advance the education, practice, and science of EMDR therapy.
- To establish and uphold standards of practice, training, certification, and research;
- To provide information, education, and advocacy;
- To assist practitioners in fulfilling their responsibilities to the public
Identifying the EMDRIA Name
- The official name of the association is the “EMDR International Association.”
- The first reference to the association should always use the official name.
- Any subsequent references to the association can be “EMDRIA.”
- Titles and subtitles can also use one of the two terms above in lieu of the entire name.
Contributor & Contact Details
Please submit with any text an author biography, as you would like it to appear when your text is published. Please keep this to around 50 words in length.
Copyright and Publishing with EMDRIA
While you, the author, retain the copyright to your intellectual property, by accepting EMDRIA’s offer to publish from the Editor, you are entering a presumptive binding contract and, by such, transferring the right to publish this material solely upon EMDRIA. EMDRIA will make every effort to publish your text in a timely manner; however, we reserve the right to delay publication due to unforeseen circumstances (i.e., matters of space, adherence to style or publication guidelines, production delays). If EMDRIA is unable to publish your text in the expected timeframe and you wish to seek other publication opportunities, you must first request that the contract be terminated. EMDRIA allows authors to publish post-print versions (i.e., the final version of record, usually in Microsoft Word form, prior to layout and publication in EMDRIA, either in print or online) of their articles, for self-archiving purposes only on personal websites and/or in institutional repositories, providing that: (1) it is at least two years from the date of original publication in EMDRIA (in print or online); and (2) it fully acknowledges EMDRIA by referencing the bibliographic information from the published version.
Please note: failure to engage fully with the copyediting process, to revise texts according to the copyeditor’s suggestions, and to respond to the copyeditor’s queries may result in your article or review being pulled from its assigned issue. If this occurs, you must actively contact EMDRIA to inquire whether your piece can be reinstated in a future issue.
Questions? Contact Kim Howard, CAE, Director of Communications & Marketing firstname.lastname@example.org