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Journal of Employee Assistance

The Journal of Employee Assistance
The Journal of Employee Assistance (JEA) is the quarterly magazine of the Employee Assistance Professionals Association, the world’s largest, oldest, and most respected membership organization for employee assistance professionals. The Journal is a professional development focused publication.

The Journal provides EAPA members with insights into trends and developments affecting the workplace and the workforce. Recent issues addressed in the Journal include the integration of employee assistance and work/life services, the credentialing of employee assistance professionals and programs, the need for legal and financial assistance programs in the workplace, recent developments in addiction treatment, and research on employee assistance programs and other subjects of interest to employee assistance professionals.

The Journal of Employee Assistance accepts advertising. Questions about advertising should be directed to EAPA's advertising manager Joan Treece at 303-242-2046, sending a fax to 303-736-4390, or sending an e-mail to

The Journal is available only to EAPA members.

Submitting an Article
Articles submitted for publication in the Journal of Employee Assistance should be between 1,200 and 2,000 words in length and address some aspect of employee assistance programming, service delivery, professional education or training, or a related topic. If you would like to submit an article, you are encouraged to contact the editor at to discuss its suitability for publication.

2014 JEA Topics and Publication Dates
For 2014, the JEA is seeking articles with an emphasis on the following:

  • The business of EAPs: mergers & acquisitions
  • Delivering EAP services: best practices and new service opportunities
  • Technology in EAPs
  • Narratives from EA professionals (what worked, what didn't)
  • Non-U.S. perspectives on EAP issues
  • Legal issues in employee assistance practice

For the JEA's most recent and upcoming publication dates, click here.

JEA Archive
Beginning with the third quarter of 2007, articles from every Journal of Employee Assistance issue are archived in HTML format, available to EAPA members only. The HTML format makes it possible to search content via the EAPA website's SEARCH function. Prior to the third quarter of 2007, every JEA issue going back to the first quarter of 2005 is available in pdf format. Both members and non members can browse the Archive landing page which provides a comprehensive listing of archived issues and topics.

The EAPA Communications Advisory Panel meets annually at the EAPA Annual Conference to discuss issues related to the management and publication of the Journal and to develop an editorial calendar for the coming year. The members of the EAPA Communications Advisory Panel are:

  • Maria Lund (Chair)
  • Mark Attridge
  • Nancy Board
  • Tamara Cagney
  • Mark Cohen
  • Don Jorgensen
  • Andrea Lardani
  • Bernie McCann
  • Bruce Prevatt
  • Dave Sharar
  • Michelle Zadrozny

EAPA Staff

  • Mike Jacquart - Editor
  • Marina London - Web Editor
  • John Maynard - Chief Executive Officer

Mike Jacquart, Editor

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