To submit your classified manuscript to the Journal of Directed Energy (Limited Edition) please follow the instructions below.
NOTE: Unclassified manuscripts should submitted to the Journal of Directed Energy.
Manuscripts must be classified Confidential or Secret and must include a distribution statement such as distribution limitation C or D. All electronic files as well as submitted media must be properly marked according to DSS requirements. Items not properly marked will not be accepted by Security and will delay the publication process.
For specific document formatting instructions, please refer to our Author Instructions page.
Authors interested in submitting a classified manuscript for consideration by the Journal of Directed Energy (Limited Edition) should send an unclassified email to the editor, Samuel Blankenship, at firstname.lastname@example.org. This email should include an unclassified, public release title for the manuscript and an unclassified, public release abstract. These do not have to be the title and abstract that are part of the manuscript, if those are classified or restricted in distribution, but they must to the extent possible let potential readers know if they would be interested in reading the manuscript. The email must also include the name and contact information for the corresponding author for unclassified correspondence.
Authors should supply the names and contact information of three to five suggested reviewers, although the Journal editors reserve the right to choose their own reviewers. Please note that the reviewers must be consistent with the distribution limitation. For example, potential reviewers in the Department of Homeland Security cannot receive manuscripts for review that are marked Distribution Limitation D.
Include with your email the name, address, phone, STU phone number if available, fax, and e-mail of person(s) to receive proofs. Upon receipt of this email, the authors will be sent the address for submission of the manuscript and other submission instructions. At the present, the Journal lacks the capability to accept classified manuscripts electronically.
Unclassified queries may be submitted to the corresponding author via e-mail. Classified queries will be handled appropriately. Final proofs will be mailed to authors as electronic files. In the interests of timeliness and at discretion of the Editor, minor editorial changes may not be subject to author review.
Authors must also submit a Classified Release Form for their paper so that the editor may accept the paper for review. Submission of a paper signifies the authors certification that the paper has not been published, nor under consideration elsewhere elsewhere, and they have secured all requisite permissions. Release forms should then be be mailed to DEPS at the address below.
Directed Energy Professional Society
Address unclassified questions and comments to the Editor: