Article and Book Review Submissions

If you have an article you would like to have published in Air Power History, or a book you would like reviewed, here is how to go about it:

Articles for Publication

We seek quality articles—based on sound scholarship, perceptive analysis, and/or firsthand experience—which are well-written and attractively illustrated. The primary criterion is that the manuscript contributes to knowledge. Articles submitted to Air Power History must be original contributions and not be under consideration by any other publication at the same time. If a manuscript is under consideration by another publication, the author should clearly indicate this at the time of submission. Each submission must include an abstract statement of the article’s theme, its historical context, major subsidiary issues, and research sources. Abstracts should not be longer than one page. Manuscripts should be prepared according to the Chicago Manual of Style (University of Chicago Press). Use civilian dates (month, day, year) and either footnotes or endnotes may be used. Because submissions are evaluated anonymously, the author’s name should appear only on the title page. Authors should provide on a separate page brief biographical details, to include institutional or professional affiliation and recent publications, for inclusion in the printed article. Pages, including those containing illustrations, diagrams or tables, should be numbered consecutively. Any figures and tables must be clearly produced ready for photographic reproduction. The source should be given below the table. Notes should be numbered consecutively through the article with a raised numeral corresponding to the list of notes placed at the end. Submissions may be submitted either by mail or via email. Email is generally the norm. While Microsoft Word is the most common, any word processor may be used. Photographic illustrations are greatly appreciated. There is no restriction on the file format used. There is no standard length for articles, but 4,500-5,500 words is a general guide.

Manuscripts and editorial correspondence should be sent to Richard Wolf, Editor, c/o Air Power History, 3043 Sunny Ridge Drive, Odenton, MD 21113,


Books for Review

To submit a book on aviation history, in particular the history of the US Air Force and its predecessor organizations, please contact the Book Review Editor of Air Power History:

Col Scott Willey, USAF (Ret)

3704 Brices Ford Court, Fairfax, VA 22003

Phone 703-620-4139