Executive Summary, Foreword, and Synopsis. Please provide an 800-word executive summary with no directly quoted material, footnotes, images, or tables, which will also serve as a standalone document on the website; a 300-word foreword that will be signed by the Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) director upon final approval of the publication; and a 300- to 500-word synopsis that will follow the foreword in the monograph.
Web Requirements. Please provide a 50-word teaser that will display with the cover image of the publication on the SSI website and provide potential readers with a reason to explore the work; and a 200-word synopsis that expands upon the 50-word teaser that will display on the webpage for the publication.
Author Biographical Information. Please provide a short paragraph with biographical information—300 words; avoid using bullets and acronyms.
Human Subject Research Determination. If the manuscript involves data collection from, or about, living humans, prior to submission the author must provide a Human Subject Determination Form to the Human Subject Resource Representative. The form must indicate whether the research in question required review by an Institutional Review Board and, if so, show proper documentation regarding the Board’s determination.Formatting Requirements for Articles and Manuscripts Following Approval of Abstracts
- Do not include a title page or abstract.
- Write your article in English.
- Page size should be 8.5 x 11 inches.
- All margins (left, right, top, and bottom) should be 1.5 inches (3.8 cm), including tables and figures.
- Single space text and use a single space between sentences.
- Use a single column layout with both left and right margins justified.
- Main Body—12 pt. Times or the closest comparable font available
- Footnotes—10 pt. Times or the closest comparable font available
- When articles or monographs have been accepted for publication following peer review and author revision, graphics must be submitted as separate files and preferably as high-resolution images, rather than compressed files such as jpegs, gifs, tifs, etc. Authors must obtain permissions for the use of all graphics and images not owned or created by the author, including embedded graphics used in graphics created by the author. Authors must provide justification for the use of any graphic and provide evidence of permission for use. For further information, contact the editors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Press uses the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition for footnote style. For articles, please use footnotes instead of endnotes, and format the footnotes accordingly. For monographs, please use endnotes. Further, the journal does not allow narrative footnotes. All narrative footnote text must be moved into the main body of the draft article or manuscript. Finally, all footnotes must be referenced at the end of sentences only and only one footnote reference is allowed per sentence.
- For monographs, all footnotes and acronyms must be re-established/restarted in every section/chapter/appendix. This includes restarting the long form of citations.
- The Press uses the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition for grammar and punctuation. Please refer to it when considering capitalization, use of commas, passive voice, formatting numbers in text, and hyphenated words.
- Please use en dashes in all number ranges in the text and in footnotes, rather than hyphens.