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Please include the following with your submission:
  • ARTICLE: Article submissions are generally between 1,500 to 3,500 words; however, we do welcome all article lengths. Please ensure that your article is submitted in Microsoft Word format.
  • ABSTRACT: Please provide a brief abstract (less than 500 words) summarizing the key arguments or topics in your article. 
  • CITATIONS: Ensure all sources in your article are cited using the footnote feature in Microsoft Word with a detailed list of references at the end, including online links where available. Regardless of your initial citation style, we'll standardize all references to conform to the Chicago/Turabian Style Guide. 
  • BIOGRAPHY AND HEADSHOT: Submit a short professional biography (less than 150 words) and a high-quality headshot for each author. 
  • CONTACT INFORMATION: Please provide complete contact information, including email and mailing address, for each author. We won't publish this information, but it helps us communicate with you and send copies of the printed publication. 
  • IMAGES AND GRAPHICS: All submissions must include accompanying high resolution graphics, with full caption and credit information. Please embed images and graphics within your Microsoft Word document and send high-resolution files separately through email or a file-sharing service like Dropbox or Google Drive. 
The Editorial Process:
  • SCREENING OF ARTICLESOur editorial team will review all submissions. Please note that we can't guarantee publication for all submissions, whether solicited or spontaneous.
  • REVIEW: After initial review, we will return manuscripts with editorial suggestions and comments. Authors should respond to these suggested edits and comments for further review. 
    • EDITS: It is important that all changes to the draft be implemented using the “track changes” function in Microsoft Word to easily identify the changes made from the previous draft.
    • DISAGREEMENT: Should the author disagree with an edit or a comment, provide reasoning   for rejected the suggested changes in the comments.

Republishing articles previously published in The Journal: 

Works that have been published previously and for which the author retains publishing rights may be submitted. However, you must notifiy us when submitting the article and provide contact information for the original publisher so that reprint permission may be verified. We may reject submissions for which this information is not provided.

Sharing articles online:

When sharing articles published in The Journal online, including on a website or social media, please reference The Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction, and/or The Center for International Stabilization and Recovery (CISR) as the original publisher of the article and the web url of the article on the JMU Scholarly Commons.

Copies of The Journal:

Authors will be mailed complimentary copies of The Journal in which their article appears. If additional copies or a large number of copies are requested, the author(s) may be asked to pay for postage.

Ethics Statement:

Authors who submit articles to The Journal are expected to do so in good faith and are solely responsible for the content therein, including the accuracy of all information and correct attribution for quotations and citations.

Please note that all rights to content, including images published in The Journal are reserved. Notification and written approval are required before another source or publication may use the content. For more details please visit our website or contact the managing editor.

This publication is funded by grants from the U.S. Department of State. The opinions, findings, and conclusions stated herein are those of the author[s] and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Defense, James Madison University, or the Center for International Stabilization and Recovery.

Mailing address:

The Journal of CWD
CISR at James Madison University
MSC 4902
1401 Technology Drive, Suite 120
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Phone: 540-568-2718

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