Submission Guidelines

Important Notices | Articles | Book Reviews

Important Notices

When it comes to publishing your papers, we're a stickler for following guidelines. So, be sure to read the submission guidelines below before you submit an article to us.

 

Strategy: Infinity Journal is a Strategy publication, so articles must be about the threat or use made of organized violence for politcal objectives. We are not an international relations or foreign policy publication. We strongly recommend that you read the IJ Brief "What is Strategy" to understand how Infinity Journal views strategy.


Deadlines: Rolling submissions, with articles being selected for specific Issues.

Peer-Review Process: All articles submitted to Infinity Journal undergo both a rigorous internal review process, and an external, double blind review. The external review is conducted by a minimum of two external reviewers, though three or more reviewers are utilized in certain cases.


Microsoft Word documents only: please submit articles only in MS Word files.


You may submit articles to the Publisher or the Editor of Infinity Journal. See below for more details.

Your article may not be published in another publication unless you receive our written consent.

Please do not submit dissertations/theses unless they have been properly reworked to fit IJ’s article framework. This includes focusing on strategy (the ethos of the publication) as well as style (e.g. accessible language) and word count (5,000 maximum).

Proposals: You may submit a very short and concise proposal before writing your piece, so as to ensure the topic is suitable for the publication.

Length of articles: all articles are to be 5,000 words or less (we do not count endnotes towards the word maximum). However, it is the sole decision of Infinity Journal's Publisher and Editor to decide if a longer piece will be published. This is rare and only occurs under very specific circumstances. We do not publish bibliographies, so ensure that your citations are complete. 

Citation format: the citation format is left to the discretion of the author, so long as all authors use an established and recognized system. 

If you have any questions at all, do not hesitate to contact us at any time. State your query in simple, clear language. We will respond as quickly as possible.

Guidelines for Specific Article Types

Articles

WHAT WE WANT

  • Articles submitted in Microsoft Word format only
  • Articles containing no more than 5,000 words
  • Articles in English
  • Articles on Strategy specifically - and in relation to - Policy, Tactics and Operations
  • Articles on Strategic History, but not Military History
  • Articles using endnotes must use a recognized system. Articles do not have to contain citations unless necessary (e.g. quotes, stats). We do not publish bibliographies.
  • Articles that use evidence and empirical observation over opinion
  • Articles that are well written, structured, intelligent and even provocative or witty, without being simplistic, vacuous, slanderous or rude
  • Articles re-butting or countering the ideas of previously published articles in IJ are welcome.

NOTE: Please keep rigid language and complexity to a minimum, and comprehensible language and simplicity to a maximum. Our goal is to get your work read by the widest possible audience.

 

WHAT WE DO  NOT WANT

  • No articles that exceed 5,000 words (not including endnotes)
  • No articles that seek to predict the future. No political or strategic prognosticating or foreign policy predictions
  • No articles on military training, organization, capability or technology (If your article is on any of these topics, email The Journal of Military Operations
  • No articles representing political opinion
  • No articles that are exclusively on tactics and/or operations (Again, email The Journal of Military Operations)
  • We prefer that articles do not exclusively seek to analyze or comment on a specific nation’s foreign policy, unless it is in the wider context of Strategic History. Exceptions may be made, so contact us if you have any questions.  IJ is not an International Relations journal – it is a rigoursly peer-reviewed publication on strategy.

ARTICLE AND SUBMISSION DETAILS

It is best if your question/argument will be in your title. Keep it short and succinct.

  • E.g. “Are Targeted Killings Policy, Strategy, or Tactics?”
  • E.g. “The Strategy, or lack thereof, of Peacekeeping Operations.”
  • E.g. “Winning Hearts and Minds: Strategy or Myth?”

Articles are to be submitted electronically to the Publisher. Please include 2 copies, one with a cover sheet and one without for the double-blind, peer-review process.

Cover sheet: Your cover sheet should include your name, title, date of submission, and your email address. 

Please refrain from inquiring about the status of your article – we will work hard to inform you of the verdict at the earliest possible time.

If you have any questions, concerns, comments or suggestions, you may contact us at any time. You may also visit our FAQ page.

Book Reviews

Important notice: please contact the Publisher first before submitting any review. Click here to contact the Publisher.

 

WHAT WE WANT

• Make a point. Have an argument / thesis, similar to writing an article.
• A reviewer must submit something more than a synopsis of a book. The writer must explain why this book does or does not matter to the furtherance of education in strategy and strategic thinking.
• Reviews must be as objective as possible, well-written, structured, intelligent and even provocative or witty, without being simplistic, vacuous, slanderous or rude.
• Only reviews of the book’s ideas, not its author.
• Only reviews on books about strategy
• No more than 3,000 words
• Reviews submitted in Microsoft Word format only
• Reviews in English
• Reviews using endnotes/footnotes must use a recognized citation system.

NOTE: Please keep rigid language and complexity to a minimum, and comprehensible language and simplicity to a maximum. Our goal is to get your work read by the widest possible audience.


WHAT WE DO NOT WANT

• No reviews that only offer a synopsis of the book.
• No reviews that simply summarize a book without an argument. Be objective. 
• No reviews that exceed 3,000 words (not including endnotes)
• No reviews on military training, organization, capability or technology
• No review representing political opinion. 
• No review that is exclusively on tactics and/or operations

BOOK REVIEW SUBMISSION DETAILS

• Contact the Publisher before submitting anything. Click here
• The title is up to the reviewer but keep it succinct. Make the title of the book known.
• Upon approval of the specific book to be reviewed, submit the work in MS Word format only.
• Email the review to the Publisher.
• Include a cover sheet with your name, title, date of submission, and your email address.