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 Manuscript Submission Policy
 is a top-ranked online journal that writes in the field of domestic and international military affairs. The primary goal of is to archive the stories and history of those men who passed through Officer Candidate School and served our country. Our secondary goal is to publish insightful, innovative, provocative, and impactful research on domestic and international military issues, especially those that are Signal Corps oriented. Despite our penchant for Signal Corps material, we are open to publishing material including topics dealing with military management, leadership, thinking, development, equipment, global relations, strategies, tactics, defense, offense, and other similar topics... especially those pertaining to the U.S. military and its history. is multidisciplinary in scope, and interdisciplinary in content and methodology. produces and publishes its own manuscripts with both cutting-edge research and viewpoints that break new ground in looking at how military matters progress in today’s world. We do this rather than merely offering incremental contributions to current international views on military issues. As a free and open publishing house, we invite manuscripts from others. Manuscripts should address real-world military related phenomena, problems or puzzles. Writers should strive to produce content that demonstrates that their contributions stand on the shoulders of prior researchers, advances military thinking and highlights what is interesting and different. is particularly interested in publishing innovative papers that start up or redirect a military or defense line of inquiry, and in the process integrate thinking across disciplines, rather than being single disciplinary. Such manuscripts should strive to be multi-level (micro, meso and/or macro) rather than single-level studies. Military theories and premises whose central propositions are distinctively international are encouraged, as are theories where both dependent and independent variables are international. Manuscripts that provide different perspectives, often deliberately controversial or challenging to mainstream views are welcome if they advance international military theory and thinking… whether defensive or offensive. does not publish manuscripts that merely criticize previous work without providing new insights into how the limitations of previous work can be resolved. is interested in papers that are constructive in nature, and which suggest how our established theories of received understandings of issues in international military matters can be positively adapted or revised, or extended to offer new perspectives and insights on newly emerging military phenomena. welcomes submissions in any of the following nine sub-domains of military studies: (1) the activities, strategies, structures and decision-making processes of domestic or multinational military agencies or enterprises; (2) interactions between domestic or multinational military enterprises and other actors, organizations, institutions and markets, including in-country U.S. political relations; (3) the cross-border activities of firms who work with or are affected by military matters (e.g., intra-firm trade, finance, investment, technology transfers, offshore services); (4) how the international military environment (e.g., cultural, economic, legal, political) affects the activities, strategies, structures and decision-making processes of nation states; (5) how the U.S. domestic military environment (e.g., cultural, economic, legal, political) affects the activities, strategies, structures and military decision-making processes within the U.S.; (6) the success or failure of domestic U.S. leadership in directing U.S. military matters, (7) the international dimensions of organizational forms that militaries might take (e.g., strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions) and activities (e.g., entrepreneurship, knowledge-based competition, military governance); (8) cross-country comparative studies of military matters, military processes and military organizational behavior in different countries and environments, and most importantly (9) historic writings and articles that bring America’s military past and history to life… at all levels from the individual soldier to entire war efforts.

To qualify submissions should include in their content substantial domestic or international military viewpoints suitable for publication on While not strictly limited to the above, for guidance, it is best to direct a submission towards at least one of the nine sub-domains listed above, as these are the primary focus of attention and interest of our readers, within the main line of argument being developed on this website. The major theme of a paper submitted to for publication should highlight the insights that can be derived from insightful and/or new domestic and international military viewpoints, and/or contribute to the archiving of historical information, viewpoints and experiences hitherto unpublished.

Papers in which domestic or international military matters and issues are discussed in the background, or in which domestic international military matters are secondary or peripheral to the main argument being developed, will likely not be found suitable for unless a conclusive viewpoint as to how military issues/matters should change can be presented.

Thus, a paper submitted to will be considered applicable for publication when the core argument developed and examined is inherently domestically or internationally military in nature, and which is not judged by the nature of the data used, as such, in any accompanying empirical investigation. Accordingly and by way of example, a single country study of a question such as “are international relations driving military development more than internal interests?” would qualify as potentially relevant for Studies of inward or outwardly focused military matters, FDI and similar matters, and their impact on the local military situation, especially in a particular country having long been an established part of a regional or global area, would be of value to our readers.

For the issue as to whether a paper submitted to us for publication contributes to new conceptual development within the relevant stream of military literature is important. Conversely, a study that uses a cross-country dataset to test whether a theory of some aspect of military issues already established in a domestic context can be applied globally, while controlling for country effects (sources of international heterogeneity or variation), would be less relevant and less appropriate for Likewise, we would say that while not definitely suitable, would be more interested in a cross-country comparative study of domestic military activities in a context in which it is shown that international political posturing and relations are having a significant effect on political relations and connections generally disregarded by the world at large, but with influence on how the militaries of the two countries are developing. This would especially be so if a case could be made that the world should be made to understand the impact such activities are having in ratcheting up tensions in the area in question. is an interdisciplinary journal in that the viewpoint of an author need not be based on prior military experience, a particular level of education, professional accomplishments, or past publishing experience. Amateur submissions are as welcome as professional ones. As such we welcome submissions from scholars in think tanks, government organizations, active duty military personnel of all ranks, retired military personnel of all types, military focused business disciplines (e.g., those that specialize in military equipment production, promotion, development, testing, accounting, finance, management, marketing, et al), experts in military oriented economics and political science, and all and everyone with an interest in furthering military thinking and better understanding how the world's militaries should be viewed and used. Papers are especially welcome which combine and integrate military theories and concepts that are taken from or that can be traced to origins in different disciplines.

Most importantly, because our singular and primary mission is to capture and archive the stories of those who passed through Army Signal Corps OCS and graduated as 2nd Lieutenants, we always accept manuscripts of any type, any condition, any content, and with any viewpoint from each and every such graduate, as well as each and every member of their family, friends or acquaintances who may wish to submit an article about them. is a methodologically pluralistic journal. Quantitative and qualitative research methodologies are both encouraged, as long as the studies are methodologically rigorous. Conceptual and theory-development papers, empirical hypothesis-testing papers, and case-based studies are all welcome. Mathematical modeling papers are welcome if the modeling is appropriate and the intuition explained carefully. does not publish manuscripts about teaching military materials/methods, military literature reviews or military manuscripts aimed solely at a practitioner audiences. Military manuscripts that make no theoretical contribution to domestic or international military studies and understandings (e.g., replication studies) or that have no specific relevance to the domain of domestic or international military thinking should not be sent to Empirical submissions utilizing student samples are usually discouraged, except where a strong, explicit justification for their legitimacy is provided. Papers that classify or rank journals or scholars along various dimensions are generally discouraged.

Submissions to are best made in Microsoft WORD, of any version. There is no restriction on the formatting, length or references provided. Submitters should understand that may at its discretion re-edit and/or alter formatting of documents submitted to suit its preferred online media format. If you have good writing skills, but are not comfortable with your grammatical skills, do not worry. For well written submissions will provide grammatical editing. Notwithstanding this, poorly written or structured papers will be promptly returned to their authors.

If you are not sure if your manuscript fits our criteria... send it to us. We will communicate with you one-on-one and let you know our views. Our objective is NOT to deny publication, it is merely to try to publicize articles of interest to our readers.

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