Prospective authors are always free to message the CIMSEC editorial team at Content@cimsec.org with their ideas and drafts. Described below are various ways to contribute.
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. Draft submissions cannot be under consideration by other outlets simultaneously.
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.
Interviews: Share recommendations for CIMSEC interviews for our Sea Control podcast. Contributors may conduct interviews on behalf of CIMSEC in collaboration with editorial staff. Reach out to the Sea Control podcast team at Seacontrol@cimsec.org.
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