Army Sustainment Author Submission Guidelines
We are always looking for quality articles to share with the Army sustainment community. If you are interested in submitting an article to Army Sustainment, please follow these guidelines:
Submitting an Article
Submit your article and signed forms by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submit the article as a simple Microsoft Word document—not in layout format. We will determine the layout for publication.
Send photos as .jpg or .tif files at the highest resolution possible. Photos embedded in Word or Power-Point cannot be used.
Include a description of each photo in your Word document.
Send photos and charts as separate documents.
For articles intended for the Operations department, obtain an official clearance for public release, unlimited distribution, from your public affairs and operational security offices before submitting your article. We will send you the forms necessary for these clearances.
If you have questions about these requirements, please contact us at email@example.com or (804) 765–4761 or DSN 539–4761.
Your submission should be geared toward one of Army Sustainment’s departments, which are described in detail below. If you have an article that does not fit into one of our departments but you think it is appropriate for our audience, feel free to contact us.
Commentary articles contain opinions and informed criticisms. Commentaries are intended to promote independent thoughts and new ideas. Commentary articles typically are 800–1,600 words.
Features includes articles that offer broader perspectives on topics that impact a large portion of our readership. These can focus on current hot topics, or the future of the force. These articles can be referenced, but it is not required if the content is within the purview of the author. While these articles can be analytic in nature and can draw conclusions, they should not be opinion pieces. Feature typically are between 1,600 and 5,000 words.
Spectrum is a department of Army Sustainment intended to present well-researched, referenced articles typical of a scholarly journal. Spectrum articles most often contain footnotes that include bibliographical information or tangential thoughts. In cooperation with the Army Logistics University, Army Sustainment has implemented the a double-blind peer review for all articles appearing in its Spectrum section. Peer review is an objective process at the heart of good scholarly publishing and is carried out by most reputable academic journals. Spectrum articles typically are 2,500–5,000 words.
Operations includes articles that describe units’ recent deployments or operations. These articles should include lessons learned and offer suggestions for other units that will be taking on similar missions. These articles require an official clearance for open publication from the author’s unit. Photo submissions are highly encouraged in this section. Please try to include 5–10 highresolution photos of varying subject matter. Operations articles typically are 1,200–2,400 words.
Training and Education is dedicated to sharing new ideas and lessons learned about how Army sustainers are being taught, both on the field and in the classroom. Training and Education articles typically are 600–1,100 words.
Tools articles contain information that other units can apply directly or modify to use in their current operations. These articles typically contain charts and graphs and include detailed information regarding unit formations, systems applications, and current regulations. Tools articles typically are 600—1,800 words.
History includes articles that discuss sustainment aspects of past wars, battles, and operations. History articles should include graphics such as maps, charts, old photographs, etc., that support the content of the article. History articles typically are 1,200–3,000 words