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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.

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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
  • The Profession of Aromatherapy; 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!

How do I submit an article for the NAHA Journal or E-newsletter?

NAHA E-Journal Article Submission Requirements Checklist:

The Article

▢  You are an aromatherapist, herbalist, or specialist in your field with sufficient education in your topic.
▢  Article topics should be a minimum of one to four pages (approx. 800 - 1400 words) long. A longer article can be submitted and may be broken down into parts if needed, and published in consecutive issues of the Aromatherapy Journal.

▢  All articles must be submitted singled spaced in a WORD Doc. format.
▢  Font size 12 point, Times New Roman, black ink.
▢  Both common names and Latin binomails of each essential oil, carrier oil, herb, etc. must be given. Include the common name in regular font and Latin binomial in italic font. For example: Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia).
▢  Do not include any endangered species unless the article is specific to that topic.  Agarwood (Aquilaria malaccensis), Rosewood (Aniba roseodora), Sandalwood (Santalum album) are some of these endangered species. For a complete list of threatened and endangered species, please see the pdf file, of 2010 provided by Crop Watch:
▢  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.

▢  Fact-check your data; especially historical dates and references.
▢  Include professional references and bibliography. Cite references using a numbered end note that appears at the end of the document.  Example: What the researchers discovered was, “at doses of 40, 20, and 10 µg/cm², the essential oils of P. graveolens gave 100% mortality against house dust mites.”1

1. Jeon, Ju-Hyun, Hyung-Wook Kim, Min-Gi Kim, and Hoi-Seon Lee; (2008); Mite Control Activities of Active Constituents Isolated from Pelargonium graveolens Against House Dust Mite; Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology; 18 (10), 1666-1671.


▢  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 highly recommend you have your article reviewed and edited prior to submitting it.  Your article should be as close to “print-ready” as possible.

▢  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.

▢  International Submissions: Your article must meet English language requirements. Please spell-check your article for correct English terminology and spelling.

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 biography. Only your email address, website, and phone number will be included so do not add a Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, etc. link. 
▢  Include a headshot image in a JPEG (300dpi) high resolution quality.
▢  Include any article images in JPEG (300dpi) high resolution quality.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have not followed the above guidelines your article will be returned to you and you will be asked to make the necessary edits/corrections.

Payment For Articles

NAHA offers the following in exchange for articles:  For individuals who write a 1x article, you will be provided with one 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 one 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 the NAHA Board.

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.

Publication Dates

Spring Journal

Articles due by:  February 1st
Release: April 1st

Summer Journal

Articles due by:  May 1st
Release: July 1st

Autumn Journal

Articles due by:  August 1st
Release: October 1st

Winter Journal

Articles due by: October 1st
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

▢ Please submit your article and images to NAHA’s Journal Editor: Sharon Falsetto at and NAHA’s office at

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.

Copy Right

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.

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.

If you have any questions please contact:

NAHA Office:
Sharon Falsetto:



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