ACJ Article Submission Guidelines
Our goal at the ACJ is to tell the Air Commando and USAF Special Operations story, from our beginning to today.
We need your help to do that. We seek quality articles, well written, factually based, and reflecting your experiences living the special operations mission in all of its complexities. If content is subject to a public release request from USAF Public Affairs, this must be done prior to delivery to the Air Commando Association. Submissions should be approximately 1500-3000 words, if your story needs to be longer, please contact us prior to delivery so we may dicuss options for your longer submission. All articles will be edited as per the Air University Style and Author Guide, click here for the PDF version (a hard copy is at the Hurlburt Field library).
Samples of guidelines the Air University Style and Author Guide we follow are:
Use the military/European style, “day – month – year”, months should be three letters (Jan, Feb, Mar, etc) and year should be four digits, e.g., 3 Feb 1955.
1 – 9 are written as words, 10 and above as digits, unless the higher number is the first word of a sentence, then spell out and hyphenate above 19 (thirty-three, fifty-one, etc). Do not mix word numbers with digits in a sentence, e.g., The winning lottery numbers were 1, 7, 24, 31, and 46. Use a comma for 1,000 and above.
Use AF abbreviations for officers, i.e., 2Lt, 1Lt, Capt, Maj, Lt Col, Col, Brig Gen, Maj Gen, Lt Gen, and Gen. Exception is naval officers: ENS, LTJG, LT, LCDR, CDR, CAPT, RDML, RADM, VADM, and ADM.
If using a list in a sentence, use a comma between the penultimate item and the ‘and’, e.g., The “four corner” states are Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona.
Put the punctuation inside the quotation mark.
Use 2-letter, US Post Office common, abbreviations. e.g., Alabama should be AL.
Hard-copy manuscripts can be mailed to: Air Commando Journal, P.O. Box 7, Mary Esther, FL 32569-0007. However, we prefer that they be submitted electronically to: email@example.com. We use MS-Word. We also appreciate accompanying photos. Photos should be high resolution (300 dpi) and must indicate the source, have a release for use, and a brief description. If your submission is copyrighted, we will indicate that on the article. For more information or help please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.