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:
- Read the Author Guidelines
- Ensure your article is appropriate
to the magazine’s subjects, which
include Army logistics, human resources,
and financial management.
- Ensure that the article’s information
is technically accurate.
- Do not assume that those reading
your article are Soldiers or that
they have background knowledge
of your subject; Army Sustainment’s readership is broad.
- Write your article specifically for
Army Sustainment. If you have submitted
your article to other publications,
please let us know at the
time of submission.
- Keep your writing simple and
- Attribute all quotes to their correct
- Identify all acronyms, technical terms, and publications (for example, Field Manual [FM] 4–0,
- Review a past issue of the magazine;
it will be your best guide as
you develop your article.
Submitting an Article
- Submit your article and signed forms by email to:
- 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
- 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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
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
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
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.