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Next edition - Call for submissions

Submissions to the Australian Army Journal (AAJ) are currently open.

Submissions deadline for Autumn editions:  1 February

Submissions deadline for Spring editions: 1 September

Queries: DFLW.Publications [at] 


Notes for contributors

All submitted material is subject to a process of assessment and evaluation through the editors and peer review. Please note that we will not accept articles that:

  • Have been previously published elsewhere
  • Are currently under consideration for publication with another journal
  • Are formatted in the 'numbered paragraph' style

Word length (including endnotes)

  • Journal articles: 4000-7000 words
  • Book reviews: 500-800 words
  • Opinion pieces: 1000-2000 words

Format/style guide

For quick reference, the most important presentation and submission preferences are below:

  • Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or Rich Text Format (.rtf)
  • 1.5 line spacing
  • 2.5cm margins on all sides
  • 12-point Times New Roman
  • Automatic word processed endnotes, table and figure captions and cross-references
  • Australian spelling (e.g., -ise not -ize)


General spellings from the Australian Macquarie Dictionary are recommended. Spellings of country names should be taken from United Nations database. Some adjustments for journal style will be made in the editing process.

Article abstract

The most immediate function of an abstract is to summarise the major aspects of a paper. But an excellent abstract goes further; it will also to encourage a reader to read the entire article. For this reason it should be an engagingly written piece of prose that is not simply a rewrite of the introduction in shorter form. It should be no longer than 200 words and include:

  • Purpose of the paper
  • Issues or questions that may have arisen during your research/discussion
  • Conclusions that you have reached, and if relevant, any recommendations

Author biography

The biography should be approximately 100 words. It should include:

  • Full name and title
  • Brief summary of current or previous service history (if applicable)
  • Details of educational qualifications
  • Institution represented (if applicable)
Last updated
4 December 2016
Army: Courage. Initiative. Respect. Teamwork.
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