Call for Papers: PRISM

PRISM, a quarterly journal published by the Center for Complex Operations (CCO) at the National Defense University, is once again pleased to invite manuscripts that illuminate and provoke debate on whole-of-government efforts to conduct reconstruction, stabilization, counterinsurgency, irregular warfare, and other complex operations.

This year with each issue we commit to publishing three categories of material—feature articles, in-the field commentary, and book review(s)—that focus on emerging thoughts, best practices, or training and education developments. Articles should be no longer than 6,000 words; commentary 4,000; and book review(s) 2,000. Each must emphasize second-and third-order analysis and avoid the use of military jargon or hackneyed phrases. Citations are best formatted as endnotes.

Please direct submissions to or to the address below. If you choose to mail a hard copy, please provide a phone number and email for feedback. Please also retain a copy of your submission as we do not return manuscripts.

Editor, PRISM
260 Fifth Avenue
Fort Lesley J. McNair
Washington DC 20319

Publication threshold varies but is largely determined by topical relevance, continuing education for national and international security professionals, scholarly standards of argumentation, quality of writing, and readability. To help achieve this threshold, authors are strongly encouraged to recommend clear solutions or to arm the reader with actionable knowledge.

We review material on a rolling basis. If my staff is unable to publish a submission within four months of acceptance, PRISM will revert publication rights to the author so that they may explore other publication options.

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