Army Communicator How to get Published

All ACs are published on the Worldwide Web as well as in print.

 

Production schedule for the 2014 Army Communicator editions:

Edition

Publication Date

Tasking directive

Copy Deadline

To Printer Target

Theme/Lead

Spring

May 9

March 14

April   4

April 29

Cyber COE/CDID

Summer

July 25

May 2

June   13

July 11

Signal Corps Transformation/ OCOS & SIG Commandant

Fall

September 26

July 11



August   22



September 12

Evolved Cyber Branch/OCOS & Cyber Commandant

Winter

December 12

September 19



October   31



November 21

Profession of Arms/ DOT

 

Production schedule for the 2015 Army Communicator editions:

Edition

Publication Date

Tasking directive

Copy Deadline

To Printer Target

Theme/Lead

Spring

April 17

January 23

February   27

March 27

Technical Conversion/ CDID

Summer

July 31

May 8

June   19

July 17

Cyber Warfare/ Cyber Commandant

Fall

September 25

July 10



August   21



September 11

Soldier 2020/ DOT (SGM Maldano) & RNCO Commandant

Winter

December 11

September 11



October   16



November 20

Signal Battle Field formations/ OCOS

 



Your manuscript package should consist of these items:

Cover letter/e-mail identification statement -- As cover page include, author(s) name and best work phone number(s), e-mail address and manuscript word count;

Manuscript -- 1,000-3,000 word original, unpublished manuscript submitted as a word processing document and with proper attribution to sources;

Bio -- Author biographical sentences at article’s end;

Acronym list – Following the short author biography, provide an alphabetized list of the meanings of all acronyms used in the article in the following format: CONUS – Continental United States;

Photo/graphic captions -- Word processing document containing adequate description of the photograph, including full names, action in photo/illustrations date and location;

Photographs/graphics should be submitted as separate items and not imbedded in the word processing document or in a PowerPoint slide.

Articles are generally 1-3,000 words. This is not rigid. If the material warrants greater coverage, we will accommodate that. If you have a long article (greater than 2,000 words) it really needs supporting graphics or photographs to keep reader interest. A good rule of thumb is at least one graphic/photo per 1,000 words.

Each type printed page is about 750 words.

You may want to take a look at the following links that provides information about Army Communicator style standards:

Writers Guide

Style Manual

In particular, two things we always have to request after the fact are the author bio and the acronym listing. A paragraph in the Style Guide at the above link says: “Do not use any acronym on first reference, not even common acronyms. Spell them out the first time they appear in your article. Then use the acronym on second and subsequent references. Do not put acronyms in parentheses after the phrase like this Continental United States (CONUS). Instead simply write Continental United States. At the end of the article provide an alphabetical list of all acronyms and what they mean in the following format: CONUS - Continental United States.

Army Communicator Editor-in-chief

(706) 791-7204

 

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