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.

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Journal of EMDR Practice and Research Editor Retires,
Search for New Editor Initiated

The founding editor of the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research (JEMDR), Louise Maxfield, Ph.D., has announced her retirement. The field of EMDR owes a great deal to Louise for her work to establish and advance the JEMDR. EMDRIA will be creating opportunities to honor Louise for her work and service, both in Go With That Magazine, and when we can gather together in person to recognize her work.

The effective date of her retirement is July 31, 2021, so a search process for a new Editor is beginning immediately. EMDRIA is opening a global search for the next JEMDR Editor and welcomes nominations and applications from any location. Because of the date of Dr. Maxfield’s retirement, the editor will resume duties immediately upon appointment. If that appointment occurs before July 31, 2021, the position will begin as Editor-Elect. If the appointment is made on or after July 31, 2021, the editor’s term will begin immediately.

The term of office for the next editor will be five (5) years, with the possibility of renewal by mutual agreement for a term of three (3) additional years.

The JEMDR is a quarterly, peer-reviewed publication devoted to integrative, state-of-the-art papers about Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). It is a broadly conceived interdisciplinary journal that stimulates and communicates research and theory about EMDR and its application to clinical practice. The Journal publishes theoretical, review, and methodological articles, case and field studies, brief reports, and book reviews. The Journal also contains a clinical section, which is designated to foster clinicians’ understanding and skills. It includes brief clinical vignettes and a column to respond to therapists’ questions. Each issue of the Journal is approximately 100 pages of text, with a 400-page annual publication limit. The Journal is owned by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) and published by Springer Publishing Company.

Candidates to be the next Editor of JEMDR should be recognized as a researcher, educator, theoretician, and/or thought leader in EMDR. The goal of EMDRIA in the next Editor selection will be to build on the excellent base established by Dr. Maxfield and move the Journal even further in scholarly recognition, clinical application, and advancing EMDR theory and practice. A stipend to support the editor’s work is provided.

To nominate someone or apply for the position of Editor of JEMDR, the following is required:

  • Letter of nomination/self-nomination. If nominating a candidate other than yourself, you should contact them and ask them to submit the following materials by the deadline below.
  • A vitae detailing the candidate’s editorial experience, including relevant skills and background, along with a written statement of intent to serve if chosen.
  • A statement outlining how the candidate views the position of editor. This statement should include how the candidate views the Journal's needs and how the candidate would like to move the Journal forward. It should include a statement regarding the overall editorial philosophy and how it would be applied specifically for JEMDR.
  • Samples of the candidate's most recent published writing and/or editorial work.
  • An institutional support profile giving details concerning editorial support which might be offered by a sponsoring institution (release time, office space, phone, computer, furniture, graduate assistance, etc.) or,
    A profile detailing arrangements for support, such as that listed above, might be available if the candidate is not in an institutional setting.

The Search Committee may solicit more information from candidates as needed.

Clear needs for the JEMDR include an Editor who has broad expertise in EMDR, a reputation as a leader in EMDR, proficiency in writing and editing in English, good collaborative and mentoring skills for authors, including the ability to give honest and helpful feedback, and attention to detail and responsiveness, and the ability to meet deadlines for review and publication.

The deadline for submitting nominations is May 31, 2021.

Applications and supporting materials may be sent using the form at this LINK or via email. If you are not using the form in the link above, please send all materials in a single nomination/application packet, with the subject as JEMDR Editor Search, to


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
Southern New Hampshire University
New York, NY

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
Southern New Hampshire University
Chicago, IL

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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