The Journal of EMDR Practice and Research (JEMDR) is published by Springer Publishing Company, LLC. Dr. Louise Maxfield, a distinguished EMDR therapy researcher and author, is the Editor of this quarterly peer-reviewed publication devoted to integrative, state-of-the-art papers about EMDR therapy. It is a broadly conceived interdisciplinary journal that stimulates and communicates research and theory about EMDR therapy, and their application to clinical practice. The journal publishes experimental studies; theoretical, review, and methodological articles; case studies; brief reports; and book reviews. If you would like to submit an article, please see the Call for Papers and Manuscript Submission details below. Volume 1, Number 1 was published in July 2007 and subscriptions are included with EMDRIA membership. For subscription information, please visit Journal of EMDR Practice and Research page on the Springer Publishing Company website.

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Call for Papers

Papers may be submitted for peer review that are related to EMDR therapy interventions.  

Examples of acceptable articles include:

  • Case Studies
    • Asses the applicability of EMDR for a client(s) with a specific disorder or challenging presentation
    • Examine changes to the standard protocol using a case series approach
  • Research Studies
    • Investigate outcome by using randomized clinical trials
    • Investigate treatment processes
    • Evaluate the role of eye movements and bilateral stimulation
    • Assess individual factors/personality variables to treatment outcome or process
  • Clinical Contributions
    • Discussion of the impact of ethnicity and culture
    • Suggestions on how to evaluate client readiness for treatment
    • Recommendations for treatment of a specific disorder
  • Review Articles
    • Summarize literature and research in a particular domain
  • Theoretical Reviews
    • Summarize research and propose hypotheses

Manuscript Preparation and Submission

The Journal of EMDR Practice and Research seeks your manuscripts on research and theory about EMDR, and their application to clinical practice. Authors should prepare manuscripts according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (most recent edition). Manuscripts are generally expected to be 20-35 pages in length. All instructions for preparation of the manuscript can be found through the Author Resources under the 'Submit an Article' tab of the Springer website here:  The Guidelines for Authors document below has many of these details. Please contact Dr. Louise Maxfield, Editor at with any additional questions.

Guidelines for Authors (PDF)


Editorial Board

Editor  |  Louise Maxfield, Ph.D., CPsych

Board Members

Nancy J. Abel, MSW
South Portland, ME

Ian Barron, D.Ed.Psy

University of Dundee, UK

Sheila Sidney Bender
Florham Park, NJ

Uri Bergmann, PhD
Commack, NY

John G. Carlson, PhD
Tucson, AZ

Ad de Jongh, PhD
University of Amsterdam, Centre for Psychotherapy and Psychotrauma
Bilthoven, The Netherlands

Carlijn de Roos, Drs, MA
Psychotrauma-center for Children and Youth
Leiden, The Netherlands

Tonya Edmond, PhD
Brown School of Social Work at Washington University
St. Louis, MO

Derek Farrell
University of Worcester, UK

Isabel Fernandez
Psychotraumatology Research and Studies Center
Milan, Italy

Judith Flaxman, PhD
Center for Multimodal Treatment
Evanston, IL

Carol Forgash
Smithtown, NY

Blanche Freund, PhD, RN, FAACS
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL

Denise J. Gelinas, PhD
Baystate Medical Center
Springfield, MA

Earl Grey, PhD
Walden University
Pittsburgh, PA

Ricky Greenwald, PsyD
Child Trauma Institute
Greenfield, MA

Arne Hofmann, MD
University of Cologne
University of Witten
Herdecke, Germany

Hellen Hornsveld, PhD
Utrecht, The Netherlands

Lee Hyer, EdD, ABPP
Mercer Medical School (Medical College of Central Georgia)
Newark, NJ

Matthew D. Kiernan, PhD
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Daeho Kim, MD, PhD
Hanyang University
Seoul, South Korea

Deborah L. Korn, PsyD
The Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute
Brookline, MA

Christopher Lee, BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD
Murdoch University
Murdoch, Australia

Andrew M. Leeds, PhD
Santa Rosa, CA

Howard Lipke, PhD
Dept. of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Rosalind Franklin University of Health Sciences
North Chicago, IL

Therese McGoldrick
University of Sterling
Sterling, Scotland, UK

Miriam Ramos Morrison, MA
Madrid, Spain

Mark D. Moses, PhD
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH

Katy Murray, MSW
Olympia, WA

John M. O’Brien, PhD
Portland, ME

Stacee L. Reicherzer, PhD
Walden University
Minneapolis, MN

Susan Rogers, PhD
Dept. of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Coatesville, PA

Jenny Ann Rydberg
Avignon, France

Martin Sack, MD
Technical University Munich
Munich, Germany

Sarah J. Schubert, BA(Hons)
Murdoch University
Murdoch, Australia

Nancy J. Smyth, PhD, MSW
University at Buffalo - School of Social Work
Buffalo, NY

Robert Stickgold, PhD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD
The Trauma Center
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Boston Community Practice Site
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA

Debra Wesselmann, MS, LIMHP
The Attachment and Trauma Center of Nebraska
Omaha, NE

Kathleen Wheeler, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN
Fairfield University
Fairfield, CT


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