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AARC publications - advice for authors

The role of the Australian Army Research Centre (AARC) is to foster new ideas and debate about the future of land power. It does this through engagement with other militaries, academic bodies and think tanks as well as organising events and seminars where ideas can be exchanged.
8 October 2018

Another critical role is the administration of research projects and the publication of their findings as well as the publication of submission to its various platforms.

Below is a guide on the various publications the AARC oversees and the targeted size of submissions as well as advice to authors. All submissions are reviewed for tone, content and style and those that are accepted may require editing in order to meet the required professional standard and adhere to the relevant style for the publication at which it is aimed.

Land Power Forum Blog Posts – the LPF is a web log designed as a forum to foster conversations on any idea relevant to the furtherment of land power. Submissions should be between 600 to 1000 words in length and any references should be in the form of hyperlinks. To see the type of submissions for the LPF, click here.

Book Reviews - Book reviews on publications relevant to land power should be in the vicinity of 500 to 800 words.

Australian Army Journal – the AAJ has been published for the Army since before the Korean War. Articles submitted should be between 4000 to 6000 words in length with referencing in the form of Endnotes. Images should be supplied as high resolution images. Online copies of the AAJ can be found here.

Occasional Papers / Monographs – the AARC publishes papers from serving members of the ADF, academics and those who have conducted research into issues relevant to land power. An occasional paper/monograph should be approximately 10,000 words in length as a guide. To see other occasional papers/monographs, click here.

Books and other major publications – the AARC may publish larger works as standalone books. These works would normally exceed 50,000 words in length and would be the subject of significant review and editing in order to bring it to an appropriate standard.

For further information on writing styles and types of contributions, please review or download this document.

You can submit written work using this web form.

Last updated
5 November 2018
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