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:
Countering China in 2035 – In Partnership with U.S. Army’s Future Warfare Division, Articles Due: July 15, 2019
Securing the Persian Gulf, Articles Due: July 29, 2019
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.
Featured Image: General Colin Powell, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, standing on an anchor windlass speaking to the crew of the battleship USS Wisconsin (BB-64) in the Persian Gulf on Sept. 1, 1990, during Operation Desert Shield.