Defense AT & L writer's guidelines in brief.Purpose
The purpose of Defense AT & L magazine is to instruct members of the DoD acquisition, technology & logistics (AT & L) workforce and defense industry on policies, trends, legislation, senior leadership changes, events, and current thinking affecting program management and defense systems acquisition, and to disseminate other information pertinent to the professional development and education of the DoD Acquisition Workforce.
We do print feature stories that include real people and events. Stories that appeal to our readers--who are senior military personnel, civilians, and defense industry professionals in the program management/acquisition business--are those taken from real-world experiences vs. pages of researched information. We don't print academic papers, fact sheets, technical papers, or white papers. We don't use endnotes or references in our articles. Manuscripts meeting these criteria are more suited for DAU's journal, Defense Acquisition Review.
Defense AT & L reserves the right to edit manuscripts for clarity, style, and length. Edited copy is cleared with the author before publication.
Articles should be 2,000-3,000 words or about 10 double-spaced pages, each page having a 1-inch border on all sides. For articles that are significantly longer, please query first by sending an abstract.
Include a short biographical sketch of the author(s)--about 25 words--including current position and educational background.
Good writing sounds like comfortable conversation. Write naturally and avoid stiltedness. Except for a rare change of pace, most sentences should be 25 words or less, and paragraphs should be six sentences. Avoid excessive use of capital letters. Be sure to define all acronyms. Consult "Tips for Authors" at <http://www.dau.mil/pubs/pm/articles.asp>.
Manuscripts should be submitted as Microsoft Word A full-featured word processing program for Windows and the Macintosh from Microsoft. Included in the Microsoft application suite, it is a sophisticated program with rudimentary desktop publishing capabilities that has become the most widely used word processing application on the market. files. Please use Times Roman or Courier 11 or 12 point. Double space your manuscript and do not use columns or any formatting other than bold, italics, and bullets. Do not embed em·bed also im·bed
v. em·bed·ded, em·bed·ding, em·beds
1. To fix firmly in a surrounding mass: embed a post in concrete; fossils embedded in shale. or import graphics into the document file; they must be sent as separate files (see next section).
We use figures, charts, and photographs (black and white or color). Photocopies of photographs are not acceptable. Include brief, numbered captions keyed to the figures and photographs. Include the source of the photograph. We publish no photographs or graphics from outside the DoD without written permission from the copyright owner. We do not guarantee the return of original photographs.
Digital files may be sent as e-mail attachments A file that rides along with an e-mail message. The attached file can be of any type. E-mail programs make it easy to attach a file. For example, in Eudora, all you do is select Attach from the Message menu, browse through the folder hierarchy to find the file you want and then double or mailed on zip disk A 3.5" removable disk drive from Iomega. Zip disks come in 100MB, 250MB and 750MB varieties, with the latter introduced in 2002 using USB and FireWire interfaces. The 250MB drives, introduced in 1998, also read and write 100MB disks. (s) or CD. Each figure or chart must be saved as a separate file in the original software format in which it was created and must meet the following publication standards: color and greyscale (if possible); JPEG JPEG
in full Joint Photographic Experts Group
Standard computer file format for storing graphic images in a compressed form for general use. JPEG images are compressed using a mathematical algorithm. or TIF files A file extension used for TIFF files; for example, image1.tif. See TIFF and extension. sized to print no smaller than 3 X 5 inches at a minimum resolution of 300 pixels per inch “Ppi” redirects here. For other uses, see PPI.
Pixels per inch (PPI) or pixel density is a measurement of the resolution of a computer display, related to the size of the display in inches and the total number of pixels in the horizontal and ; PowerPoint slides; EPS (Encapsulated PostScript) A PostScript file format used to transfer a graphic image between applications and platforms. EPS files contain PostScript code as well as an optional preview image in TIFF, WMF, PICT or EPSI, the latter being an ASCII-only format. files generated from Illustrator (preferred) or Corel Draw. For other formats, provide program format as well as EPS file). Questions on graphics? Call (703) 805-4287. DSN DSN - Digital Switched Network 655-4287 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject line: Defense AT & L graphics.
Clearance and Copyright Release
All articles written by authors employed by or on contract with the U.S. Government must be cleared by the author's public affairs Those public information, command information, and community relations activities directed toward both the external and internal publics with interest in the Department of Defense. Also called PA. See also command information; community relations; public information. or security office prior to submission.
Authors must certify that the article is a "Work of the U.S. Government." Go to <http://www.dau.mil/pubs/pm/articles.asp>. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click on "Copyright Forms." Print, fill out in full, sign, and date the form. Submit the form with your article or fax it to (703) 805-2917, ATTN: Rosemary Kendricks. Your article will not be reviewed until we receive the copyright form. Articles printed in Defense AT & L are in the public domain and posted to the DAU Web site. In keeping with DAU's policy of widest dissemination of its published products, no copyrighted articles are accepted.
Submit articles by e-mail to email@example.com or on disk to: DAU Press, ATTN: Judith Greig, 9820 Belvoir Rd., Suite 3. Fort Belvoir Fort Belvoir is a United States military installation and a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. The population was 7,176 at the 2000 census. VA 22060-5565. Submissions must include the author's name Noun 1. author's name - the name that appears on the by-line to identify the author of a work
name - a language unit by which a person or thing is known; "his name really is George Washington"; "those are two names for the same thing" , mailing address, office phone number (DSN and commercial), e-mail address See Internet address.
e-mail address - electronic mail address , and fax number.
Receipt of your submission will be acknowledged in five working days. You will be notified of our publication decision in two to three weeks.
Submission Dates Issue Author's Deadline January-February 1 October March-April 1 December May-June 1 February July-August 1 April September-October 1 June November-December 1 August If the magazine fills before the author deadline, submissions are considered for the following issue.