Prospective authors are always free to message the CIMSEC editorial team at Content@cimsec.org with their ideas and draft writings. Described below are various ways to contribute.
Active Calls for Articles: Notes to the New Chief of Naval Operations Week, Submissions Due September 16, 2019.
Program Executive Office Unmanned Surface Combatants Topic Week on Mine Countermeasures, Submissions Due October 14.
Articles: CIMSEC publications usually range from 1000-3000 words, and we offer prospective authors great 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. Reviews are secured on a first-come, first-served basis.
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