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Call for Papers: Defence Strategic Communications

Read the below call for papers for a new academic journal.

“Defence Strategic Communications” is a yearly, open access, peer-reviewed and refereed journal published by the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence (NATO StratCom COE), Riga, Latvia. The Editorial Board of “Defence Strategic Communications“ is headed by Dr Steve Tatham. I am a member of the editorial board as well.

One of the principle aims of the NATO StratCom COE is to undertake research and analysis, and in order to enhance this work, the COE has decided to initiate an academic journal entitled, “Defence Strategic Communications”. Our hope is that the journal will serve as an academic forum where scholars and practitioners will be able to share knowledge and ideas about Strategic Communications specifically from the defence perspective.

Call for Papers

“Defence Strategic Communications” publishes original papers, review papers, conceptual framework, analytical and simulation models, case studies, empirical research, technical notes and book reviews.

For the first issues of the journal we specifically encourage interdisciplinary research articles, essays, topical commentaries, opinion pieces and book reviews. We will include articles on varied themes of relevance to NATO, including emerging security threats and scenarios; civil-military relations; doctrines and concepts; organisations and structures; command and control mechanisms; information and hybrid warfare; and other related issues in the area of defence and strategic communications from the defence perspective. We are particularly interested in publishing research that has gathered and analysed data on information warfare via social media.

The Journal welcomes two kinds of contributions: full-length analytical articles ranging between 4000–8000 words, and commentaries/book review essays between 2000–3000 words. Authors are requested to submit their papers in an electronic/soft format to the following email address: linda.curika@stratcomcoe.org by 1 September 2015. All correspondence between the Journal editorial team and authors and reviewers will be conducted via email.

The submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously, that is it not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and that if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, without the written consent of the copyright holder. The articles will be peer reviewed/refereed before final selection for publication. The Editor reserves the right to make a final decision on publication as well as the right to make alterations. Selected contributors will be informed of the selection of their paper/article via email. The text should be in English and the article should be fully referenced throughout, in accordance with normal academic protocols.