The Journal of Employee Assistance (JEA) is published quarterly and distributed to all EAPA members. The Journal is the leading source of information about the employee assistance profession, with articles, columns, and departments providing a variety of perspectives on subjects such as the EAP Core Technology, EAP standards, substance abuse and addiction, workplace performance, health trends, and best practices.

If you are interested in submitting an article for publication in the Journal, you should first develop a brief outline that states the purpose of the article, the key topics the article will address, and your qualifications for writing the article.

Submit the outline to the editor at The editor will forward your outline to the members of the EAPA Communications Advisory Panel for their review. The editor will then share their comments with you and advise you if any changes in the content and/or direction of the article need to be made. Once your outline is approved, you may begin writing the article. Please follow these guidelines:
  • Articles submitted for publication in the Journal of Employee Assistance should be between 1,200 and 2,000 (maximum) words in length. Please do your best to adhere to this word-count range, as it’s a vital consideration in print, in which space is precious.
  • The word count listed in bold above INCLUDES the reference section. Articles should focus on “takeaways” (e.g. lessons learned, recommendations) for busy EA professionals.
  • Suggest a headline for the article and place subheadings within the article to break up the text. Please type single-space and send as Word attachment.
  • Times New Roman, 11 point type – is the preferred font and point size.
  • Include a brief bio (two or three sentences) with the article. If you have a photograph (head shot) of yourself, please submit it with the completed article – and as an attachment.
  • PLEASE do your best to follow these guidelines for spacing, font, and point size. Keep formatting as “bare bones” as possible; for instance, please do not embed graphics within a Word document, indent/use bullets, etc. We need to reformat everything later anyway, so making lots of formatting changes wastes a lot of the editor’s time that he’d rather spend focusing on editing your article.
  • * Be sure to credit all sources of information you use in writing the article. DO NOT use footnotes; instead, use the APA author-date citation style within the text of the article and include the full citation at the end of the article. If you use online sources, the citation should list the title of the Web page and the name and address (city and state) of the person or organization that owns the page. If you are not well acquainted with APA citation, we strongly request that authors consult the various citation resources at prior to completing and submitting the article. At this site, you can find exact models for in-text citations and reference lists for almost every type of source.
When written, send the article and a high quality, high resolution (300 dpi or more is best) color headshot photo in jpg format to the editor at  Also include a brief bio statement about your experience and expertise.

Some contributors send graphics for articles that we are not able to use. If you have graphics you wish to use with your article, please consult with the editor ahead of time to make sure it will be of sufficient quality and format. We also prefer that graphics be sent as separate attachments and not embedded within the text.

If you have any questions about these guidelines, please contact the editor at