The Journal of EMDR Practice and Research (JEMDR) is a 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 its application to clinical practice. The journal publishes experimental studies; theoretical, review, and methodological articles; case studies; brief reports; and book reviews.
Established in July 2007, the journal is published by Springer Publishing Company, LLC. and edited by Dr. Louise Maxfield, a distinguished EMDR therapy researcher and author. For subscription information, please visit the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research page on the Springer Publishing Company website. If you would like to submit an article, please see the Call for Papers and Manuscript Submission details below.
Online Journal Access
Online access to all journal issues is included in your membership. Log in to your member account to see the "EMDRIA Member Journal Access" information below. (The Log In link is located in the upper righthand corner of this page.)
- Effective January 1, 2021, members who wish to receive a printed copy of the journal will need to purchase a printed copy subscription for an additional $20 annually. All members will still have online access to the journal for free.
Past issues of the journal are available through "open access" here.
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: https://connect.springerpub.com/content/sgremdr. The Guidelines for Authors document below has many of these details. Please contact Dr. Louise Maxfield, Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions.
Guidelines for Authors (PDF)
Editor | Louise Maxfield, Ph.D., CPsych
Nancy J. Abel, MSW
South Portland, ME
Ian Barron, D.Ed.Psy
University of Dundee, UK
Sheila Sidney Bender
Florham Park, NJ
Uri Bergmann, Ph.D.
John G. Carlson, Ph.D.
Ad de Jongh, Ph.D.
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, Ph.D.
Brown School of Social Work at Washington University
St. Louis, MO
University of Worcester, UK
Psychotraumatology Research and Studies Center
Judith Flaxman, Ph.D.
Center for Multimodal Treatment
Blanche Freund, Ph.D., R.N., FAACS
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL
Denise J. Gelinas, Ph.D.
Baystate Medical Center
Earl Grey, Ph.D.
Southern New Hampshire University
New York, NY
Ricky Greenwald, PsyD
Child Trauma Institute
Arne Hofmann, M.D.
University of Cologne
University of Witten
Hellen Hornsveld, Ph.D.
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Lee Hyer, EdD, ABPP
Mercer Medical School (Medical College of Central Georgia)
Matthew D. Kiernan, Ph.D.
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Daeho Kim, MD, Ph.D.
Seoul, South Korea
Deborah L. Korn, PsyD
The Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute
Christopher Lee, BSc (Hons), MSc, Ph.D.
Andrew M. Leeds, Ph.D.
Santa Rosa, CA
Howard Lipke, Ph.D.
Jamie Marich, Ph.D.
Director, The Institute for Creative Mindfulness
University of Sterling
Sterling, Scotland, UK
Miriam Ramos Morrison, MA
Mark D. Moses, Ph.D.
University of New Hampshire
Katy Murray, MSW
John M. O’Brien, Ph.D.
Stacee L. Reicherzer, Ph.D.
Southern New Hampshire University
Susan Rogers, Ph.D.
Dept. of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Jenny Ann Rydberg
Martin Sack, M.D.
Technical University Munich
Sarah J. Schubert, BA(Hons)
Nancy J. Smyth, Ph.D., MSW
University at Buffalo - School of Social Work
Robert Stickgold, Ph.D.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School
Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D.
The Trauma Center
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Boston Community Practice Site
Boston University School of Medicine
Debra Wesselmann, MS, LIMHP
The Attachment and Trauma Center of Nebraska
Kathleen Wheeler, Ph.D., APRN-BC, FAAN