Contributions should be double spaced and written in English. Titles and headings should be short and simple; do not use Roman numeral heading structures, as this is a blog-style online publication. Do not embed tables, figures, and photographs. These items must be submitted as a separate file. The article will appear differently when it is published online.
Articles should be between 500 and 3,500 words, including endnotes. Our only accepted format for text is Microsoft Word, with the style tags removed. Font will be 12-point Times New Roman. For mathematical symbols, Greek letters, and other special characters, use normal text or Symbol font. Word Equation Editor/MathType should be used only for formulae that cannot be produced using normal text or Symbol font.
When submitting articles, authors should state in a cover letter (See Section 5, Submission & Cover Letter, for more information) to the editor the word length of their paper. Authors who exceed the word limits may have their article rejected without board review.
Endnotes should be used sparingly. Format for endnotes must follow the most recent editions of The Bluebook and The Purple Book (a guide for Bluebook-style citations for military practice). Endnotes must be hyperlinked with the text referenced. While explanatory footnotes occur in legal practice, these types of explanations in endnotes are strongly discouraged; cite only direct quotations and paraphrases. Use your article as the vessel for explaining and arguing your content rather than endnotes. Endnotes count toward the total word count.
Do not submit author biographical information as an endnote. Do not submit a bibliography.
Tables should each be presented on a separate page, portrait (not landscape) orientation, and upright on the page, not sideways.
Tables have a short, one-line title in bold text. Tables should be as small as possible. Symbols and abbreviations are defined immediately below the table, followed by essential descriptive material as briefly as possible, all in double-spaced text. Submit tables separately, and be sure to be clear in your article where the table should be placed.
4.4 Figures & Photographs
Figures should be as small, simple, and clear. Figures should be comprehensible to readers in other or related disciplines, and to assist their understanding of the paper. Avoid unnecessary complexity, coloring, and excessive detail. At initial submission, figures should be at good enough quality to be assessed by the editors, as JPEG or PNG format, supplied separately. All figures and photographs must be submitted in high resolution.
Photographs must contain a written statement captioning the detailed context. Photograph credit must clearly identify the photographer, and photographs cannot be subject to copyright. No photographs of foreign nationals are permitted. Photographs involving minors must have parental or guardian written consent to publication. AFJAGS reserves the right to use, edit, or crop photographs as needed. Photographs may be used for a specific issue or archived for future use. Not all photographs may be published.
The article submitted must have a clear placemarker identifying the position of photographs and figures.