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Perspectives Guidelines

Perspectives are informed commentaries relevant to US Air Force and US Space Force operations and national and international security matters.

Perspectives submitted to Air & Space Operations Review (ASOR) and Æther: A Journal of Strategic Airpower & Spacepower will explore military, Air Force, and Space Force doctrine, force structure, readiness, innovation, and national and international security. Perspectives must be within the following range: 1,500–3,500 words, including endnotes. Text and endnotes must conform to the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition.

Artificial intelligence (AI)-generated submissions are not permitted. If AI is used to generate specific text in an article, it must be used very sparingly, be treated as a quote, and be sourced accordingly, per Chicago Manual of Style guidelines for AI content. If it is used to create a graphic, it must also be sourced. Violators will be ineligible for future publication consideration. 

Perspectives will be assessed for relevance, scholarship, and suitability, including one subject matter expert review. If accepted, they will undergo edits in conjunction with the author, a public affairs office review, and then be posted on a rolling basis.

Acceptance Requirements: Once your perspective is accepted for publication, you will be required to sign an author permission form granting Æther and ASOR  nonexclusive rights to publish your submission in the public domain.

Use thorough endnotes formatted according to Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed. (include URLs, page numbers, day, month, year if applicable).

Do NOT use ibid., op. cit., or loc. cit.

Place only one note number at the end of a sentence. Do not place endnotes references midsentence.

The endnote itself may include multiple references separated by a semicolon, but no more than four are allowed.

Do not include bibliographies or lists of works referenced.

Please submit commentaries to aether-journal@au.af.edu or ASOR@au.af.edu.

Published Perspectives can be found here.