The Journal of the Joint Forces Staff College

  • As a general rule, manuscripts of articles should be between 1500 to 5000 words in length, not counting endnotes.
  • All manuscripts must be written at the unclassified level.
  • Manuscripts should be written in Times New Roman font, 12-pitch, and with 1 inch margins.
  • Manuscripts must include a cover page with author’s (or authors’) name(s) and abstract (200 words or less). Please include a brief (50 words or less) biographical sketch of the author(s), which includes current position and e-mail address.
  • Manuscripts must be submitted in electronic format, on disc or by e-mail, in MS Word. E-mail address: TBD
  • Manuscripts should be accompanied by appropriate graphs, charts, photographs, maps or other illustrations which illuminate the context of the article. All images should be included in the primary text, labelled according to Turabian guidance for tables and figures, and cited when the source or data is not the author’s
  • Manuscripts should conform to Turabian academic style with endnotes rather than footnotes. Endnotes should be embedded and not attached. Please do not include bibliographies.
  • Acronyms and military abbreviations must be written out in full the first time it is used, followed by the abbreviated form in brackets. Military jargon and slang terms should, as a rule, be avoided.
  • All manuscripts normally will be reviewed anonymously by at least two external readers from the Editorial Board, who will make recommendations to the Editor as to suitability for publication. Manuscripts will be judged on the originality and quality of the argument or discussion, the relevance and timeliness of the topic, and on quality of the writing style. Unless otherwise agreed upon, Campaigning insists upon right of first publication of any given submission.
  • All manuscripts selected for publication in Campaigning must go through a security and publication review process. JFSC will provide the necessary coordination.
  • In general, authors are responsible for the quality of the content, adherence to academic standards, and adherence to the format requirements listed above. The Editor reserves the right to suggest minor editorial suggestions for style, grammar and length, but will not make editorial changes which affect the integrity of the argument or discussion without reference to the author.
  • Campaigning will acknowledge manuscript submission within 10 days. If you have not received confirmation of receipt in that time, please contact the editorial staff at Campaigning@ndu.edu. Authors will be notified of manuscript acceptance or declination.