The Journal of Employee Assistance (JEA) is published quarterly and distributed to all EAPA members. It is the leading source of information about the employee assistance profession, providing a variety of perspectives on subjects such as technology, legal issues, international EAPs, critical incident, evidence based practice, etc.

If you are interested in submitting an article, the mandatory first step is to develop a brief outline that includes key topics to be addressed, relevance to EA professionals, how you will demonstrate the relevance of the topic to EA professionals, and your qualifications for writing the article. You MUST submit an outline prior to writing and sending an actual article. Outlines that do not describe relevance to the EAP profession, and how you will demonstrate this relevance, will NOT be considered for inclusion in the JEA.

Submit the outline to the editor at journal@eapassn.org. The editor will forward it to the members of the EAPA Communications Advisory Panel for their review. The editor will then share their comments with you and advise 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. 

General requirements
  • Articles submitted for publication in the JEA must be between 1,200 and 2,200 (maximum) words in length. (This includes references and bio statements about the authors.) You must adhere to this word-count range.
  • Articles MUST be EAP-specific. If you are not an EA professional, a professional in the field may be recommended to assist you as a co-author. When in doubt, contact the editor with any questions.
  • Authors must submit sophisticated material for a highly educated audience. Most of our readers are at minimum experienced, master’s level professionals. They are already sophisticated and knowledgeable about workplace behavioral health issues and practices. 
  • While the JEA is not a peer reviewed journal, whenever possible articles must reference evidence based studies, research, apps, tools, etc
  • Articles should focus on “takeaways” (e.g. lessons learned, recommendations) for busy EA professionals. When in doubt, “go light” on background/history, instead include more information on why your topic is relevant for EA professionals, and why it will help them with their jobs.
  • Use the terms “EA” and “EAP” appropriately. "EAP" refers to an employee assistance program. EA stands for “employee assistance.” Individual practitioners in the field are referred to as employee assistance professionals. 
  • Submission of an article is NOT a guarantee that the article will be published. EAPA reserves the right to reject any article for any number of reasons.
  • Suggest a headline for the article. 
  • Once written, email the article as a Word document, and include a high quality, high resolution (300 dpi or more is best) color headshot photo in jpg format to the editor at journal@eapassn.org. Also include a brief (2 - 3 sentences) bio statement about your experience and expertise.

Sample articles

Formatting requirements

  • Use Times New Roman, 11 point type and single space. 
  • Place subheadings within the article to break up the text. 
  • Keep formatting as “bare bones” as possible; for instance, do not embed graphics within a Word document, indent/use bullets, etc. 
  • Credit all sources of information you used in 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 https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01. At this site, you can find exact models for in-text citations and reference lists for almost every type of source.
  • If you have graphics you wish to use, consult with the editor ahead of time to ensure these will be of sufficient quality and appropriate formatted. Graphics should be sent as separate attachments and not embedded within the text.
Questions? Contact the editor at journal@eapassn.org