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Commentary on Published Material:
Submit promptly. Comments normally appear as letters (see below) 3 months after published material. BE BRIEF.
Normally 2,000 to 3,000 words, dealing with topics of major significance. Manuscripts must be DOUBLE SPACED. Ideas must be backed up by hard facts. Evidence must be presented to support logical conclusions. In the case of articles that criticize, constructive suggestions are sought. Footnotes are not necessary, but a list of any source materials used is helpful.
Ideas and Issues:
Short articles, normally 750 to 1,500 words. This section can include the full gamut of professional topics so long as treatment of the subject is brief and concise. Again, please DOUBLE SPACE all manuscripts.
E-mail submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org are preferred. Limited to 200 words or less and DOUBLE SPACED. As in most magazines, letters to the editor are an important clue as to how well or poorly ideas are being received. Letters are an excellent way to correct factual mistakes, reinforce ideas, outline opposing points of view, identify problems, and suggest factors or important considerations that have been overlooked in previous Marine Corps Gazette articles. The best letters are sharply focused on one or two specific points.
Prefer 300 to 750 words and DOUBLE SPACED. It is a good idea to check with the editor in advance to determine if a review is desired. Please be sure to include the book’s author, publisher (including city), year of publication, number of pages, and cost of the book.
The best advice is to write the way you talk. Organize your thoughts. Cut out excess words. Short is better than long.
Submissions may be sent via regular mail and should include one hard copy of the manuscript and a disk with the manuscript in Microsoft Word format. Material submitted for review should be addressed to:
Marine Corps Gazette
Quantico, VA 22134
800–336–0291, ext. 144
703–640–6161, ext. 144
Photographs and illustrations must be in TIFF, JPG, or EPS format (300 dpi, 5 x 7 inches, color preferred) and must not be embedded in the article. Please attach photos and illustrations separately. (You may indicate in the text of the article where the photos are to be placed.)
Include the author’s full name, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address.
Articles may also be submitted via e-mail. Please follow the same instructions for format, photographs, and contact information when submitting by e-mail.
Any queries may be directed to the editorial staff by calling 800–336–0291, ext. 144.