Write for NAHA's Aromatherapy Journal
Writer’s Guidelines and Article Submission Requirements
This page includes the NAHA guidelines and steps for submitting an article for NAHA’s Aromatherapy E-Journal and for NAHA’s E-Newsletters.
NAHA’s Aromatherapy E-Journal
NAHA’s Aromatherapy E-Journal is an educational publication of the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy devoted to further the knowledge, practice, and application of not only aromatherapy and essential oils but also herbs, flower essences, nutrition and other aspects on holistic health and healing.
The journal is currently published as pdf file although we will be looking at other platforms for the journal as well.
The Aromatherapy journal is included as part of the NAHA Membership Benefits and is also available for purchase here.
NAHA Article and E-newsletter topics include and are not limited to:
- Aromatherapy Applications and Uses
- Essential oil and Carrier Oil Profiles
- Herbs and how they may be integrated into practice/life
- Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine: expanding an aromatherapists practice approach and understanding of essential oils
- Research and Case-studies
- Aromatherapy/Herbs for Children
- Aromatherapy in the News, Research reports
- Safety Data and Essential Oil Chemistry
- Endangered and Threatened Botanical Species Reports and Updates
- Aromatherapy in Profession; how aromatherapy is used by professionals
- Aromatherapy Education; educators and schools share their knowledge
- Essential Oil Recipes and Blending Tips
- The Business of Aromatherapy and Marketing Advice
- Guest Editorials
- How to make aromatic and herbal remedies and/or skin care products.
- Special focus on specific topic editions and much more!
Theme of the Journal
For the next two years (2013-2014) we will be running on a seasonal theme which includes the actual seasons (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter), the seasons of life (infancy, childhood, adolescents, adulthood, aging, the eldery, end of life) and seasons of an illness (early stages, middle stages, end stages), so to speak. Articles about common conditions that arise during a given season, preventative health before a season arrives, and other pertinent information is also included in this concept. Articles about other topics (not related to the seasons) will be woven into each journal as well.
How do I submit an article for the NAHA Journal or E-newsletter?
NAHA E-Journal Article Submission Requirements Checklist:
▢ You are an aromatherapist, herbalist, etc. with sufficient education in your topic
▢ Article topics should be a minimum of 1-4 pages (approx. 800 - 1400 words) long. We can accept and encourage longer articles based on depth of the topic or it can be broken into parts, if needed.
▢ All articles must be submitted singled spaced in a WORD Doc. format
▢ Font size 12 point, Times New Roman, Black Ink
▢ Include both common and Latin binomials of each essential oil/carrier oil/herb etc (no abbreviations)
▢ Include the common name in regular font and Latin binomial(s) in italic font
▢ Do not include any endangered species* unless the article is specific to that topic
▢ Endangered or threatened species data can be included for historical reference
▢ If an endangered species oil is listed in a recipe blend please include a note giving an alternative oil: *Agarwood, Frankincense, Rosewood, Sandalwood are some of these endangered species
▢ Do not include unsafe e. oils or techniques contraindicated in true aromatherapy
▢ Include professional references and bibliography when applicable
▢ Fact-check your data; especially historical dates and references
▢ All artwork should be in the form of professional quality photographs or illustrations. ▢ Do not imbed any images into the article.
▢ All images should be sent separately and be at least 300 to 600 dpi.
▢ Please insure that you have permission to use any and all images in your article.
▢ Submit information on the photographer including attribution (copyright) and contact details.
**All articles will be edited by NAHA journal volunteers. We do, however, highly recommend that you have your article reviewed/edited prior to submitting it.
▢ Do not imbed any hyperlinks or website text.
▢ Do have the article spell-checked and if possible pre-edited.
▢ Do not depend on spell check for complete editing…a word spelled correctly may not be the correct word.
▢ Do not include the wording ‘to treat’ or ‘treatment’ unless that falls within your
scope of practice.
▢ Do not include the phrase ‘therapeutic grade’ with essential oil descriptions.
About You Info
▢ Include a brief professional biography at the end of the article (20-100 words max.)
▢ Include your contact information at the end of your bio (email/website/phone)
▢ Include a headshot image in a JPEG (300dpi) high resolution quality
▢ Include any article images in JPEG (300dpi) high resolution quality
Payment For Articles
NAHA offers the following in exchange for articles: For individuals who write a 1x article, you will be provided with 1 free 1/4 ad in the journal your article appears in. For individuals who make a commitment to be a regular contributor* of 4 high quality interesting and well written articles, you will be provided with 1 free 1/2 page ad in each journal. Individual writers are solely responsible for creating ad and submitting to NAHA for publication. *Regular contributors are approved by NAHA Board. Once position is filled, we will keep a log of potential alternative writers/articles for a specific regular column when needed.
NAHA also offers compensation in the form of inclusion of your bio, picture and your email, website (with hyperlink) and phone number with all articles.
Contributing writers also receive a free PDF copy of the journal in which he/she is published. The Aromatherapy Journal provides an excellent forum for you to make your talents and expertise known both in your community and around the world. Aromatherapy articles that are published also count towards ARC (Aromatherapy Registration Council) RA (Registered Aromatherapist) renewal hours as well as future required CE Hours for NAHA Professional members.
2013 Publication Dates
Articles due by: January 1st
Articles done editing: January 31st
Articles and Layout: February 1 - 14th
Final editing: February 15 - 20
Release: March 1st
Articles due by: April 1st
Articles done editing: April 31st
Articles and Layout: May 1 - 14th
Final editing: May 15 - 20
Release: June 1st
Articles due by: July 1st
Articles done editing: July 31st
Articles and Layout: August 1 - 14th
Final editing: August 15 - 20
Release: September 1st
Articles due by: October 1st
Articles done editing: October 31st
Articles and Layout: November 1 - 14th
Final editing: November 15 - 20
Release: December 1st
Please note: We are committed to this schedule however there are times when the Journal Dates may be subject to change. We will notify our membership and all contributing authors should this occur.
Submitting your article
General Policy on Article Submission
Article submissions sent to NAHA are not guaranteed to be published. All information is subject to The NAHA Board of Directors approval. All articles and data are subject to editing by the NAHA Editorial Board. Authors are not promised that their submission will be included in any specific journal or e-newsletter unless the author is an approved regular contributor.
All submissions, data and pictures are kept on file at the NAHA office. You will be notified if your article will be considered for future NAHA publication. It is the responsibility of the author to provide proof of any copyright materials included with all submissions. If your article is included in a NAHA publication, NAHA maintains permission and rights to use the material for future publications and educational purposes.
If your submissions do not follow the Writer’s Guidelines your documents will be returned for corrections. This can alter the publication process and delay use of your article or materials.
NAHA asks for first rights for publication. Each individual author will maintain copyright over their own article and are free to use it on their own blog/website 30 days after it has appeared in NAHA’s Aromatherapy Journal or E-Newsletter. All accepted articles may also be posted to NAHA’s Blog at any time.
Have information or knowledge to share but need help writing?
NAHA offers a unique co-writing and editing service to those that want to have their information published but do not have the professional writing skills or desire to write an actual article or educational materials. If you are interested in this service please contact NAHA at email@example.com. This service is available at a special discounted rate to NAHA Members and professional rate to non-members.
Right to change or cancel
NAHA reserves the right to change or cancel any of the requirements, discounts, benefits or any other detail in this document at any time with proper notice to author.
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