The founding Editor of the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research (JEMDR), Louise Maxfield, Ph.D., has announced her retirement. The effective date of her retirement is July 31, 2021, so a search process for a new Editor has begun. EMDRIA is opening a global search for the next JEMDR Editor and welcomes 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 prior to July 31, 2021, the position would begin as Editor-Elect. If the appointment is made on or after July 31, 2021, the term of Editor would 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 their 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. A stipend to support the Editor’s work is provided.