Submission Requirements

Articles for the EFT-Online (10,000 words maximum inclusive of references) and an abstract not exceeding 200 words are to be submitted electronically to the Editorial group, c/o Dr Michelle Webster at

  • Manuscripts must be formatted as a Word document or similar (Microsoft or Macintosh compatible).
  • Authors should include a separate page with manuscript title, name(s) of author (s), and contact information (postal and email addresses, phone, fax). Author identification should not appear on the manuscript itself.
  • Upon submission, the manuscript should be completed with references and tables and figures (if any), and follow APA style (6th edition).
  • As the EFT-Online is peer-reviewed, authors must be prepared to address comments and make required changes to their manuscripts.
  • Prior to publication, the author or authors will be required to sign the Grant of an Exclusive Licence to the publisher of EFT-Online,  the Online Journal for Emotion-Focused Practitioners in accordance with the Copyright Policy.
  • Once the article is accepted for publication, the author (or first author if the article is a co-authored submission) will be notified of an approximate publication date, whereupon it will be understood that permission to print is granted (unless the author and/or co-authors withdraw). Upon publication EFT-Online holds copyright of the article.

Editorial Panel

The editoral panel for the EFT-Online will be the training staff at the Institute for Emotionally Focused Therapy. To begin the journal, the editorial group will be Dr Michelle Webster, Maria Gray, Clare Stapleton and Dr Toni Tidswell.


The focus of the online journal for Emotion-Focused Practitioners (EFT-Online) is to promote and disseminate information for practitioners to facilitate their clinical work and this can include general or topic-specific articles as well as practitioner or pure research in the broad field of counselling and psychotherapy. This journal aims to provide practitioners with an opportunity to consider their work and build their practices as a result of informative, clinically informed work written in a way practitioners can read and absorb.

This journal will publish:
  • Practitioner articles
  • Theoretical essays
  • Experiential case-studies
  • Practitioner research featuring qualitative, or mixed-method approaches
  • Interviews of practitioners
  • Book reviews
  • Yakkety-Yak in Comments section