Write for CIMSEC

Prospective authors are always free to message the CIMSEC editorial team at Nextwar@cimsec.org with their ideas and draft writings. Described below are various ways to contribute. 

Active Calls for Articles: Surface Combatant Week (Due July 5)

Articles: CIMSEC publications usually range from 1000-3000 words, and we offer prospective authors much flexibility with word count. Some may choose to write longer pieces, or break up a publication into a multipart series. To promote research papers, authors may adapt an article from the longer publication.

Topic Weeks: CIMSEC runs monthly topic weeks on issues of interest. A call for articles is issued for each topic week and provides the due date for submissions as well as the dates the topic week will run. 

Reviews: Authors may review books or consult CIMSEC’s policy papers database to review open source papers. CIMSEC maintains relations with publishers to secure copies of interesting titles. Ask to be added to our book review mailing list at Books@cimsec.org to receive notifications of when we receive copies from publishers. Reviews are secured on a first-come, first-served basis.

Interviews: Share recommendations for CIMSEC interviews for our Sea Control podcast. Contributors may conduct interviews on behalf of CIMSEC in collaboration with editorial staff. 

Crossposts: CIMSEC crossposts quality content from other outlets. Reach out to recommend publications the CIMSEC audience may find interesting

Compendiums: CIMSEC regularly produces formatted compendiums of topic weeks and content of a similar theme. Contact the publications team at Publications@cimsec.org to suggest collection topics. 

Members’ Roundup: CIMSEC regularly publishes roundups of content written by our members. Share your publications with us at Dmp@cimsec.org.

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