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Joint Studies Paper Series

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Over the last three decades, each of the three Australian Services has established a centre of excellence to conduct academic research and development in relation to their core functions. These centres have made excellent contributions to the literature on military activities in the maritime, land, air and space domains, primarily through the establishment and promulgation of studies paper series.

The Joint Studies Paper Series will consolidate an ADO wide approach to academic research and development relating to the conduct of joint military activities, filling a central gap.

A collaborative venture between the ADF’s key joint capability developers, the Vice Chief of Defence Force Group and the Joint Capability Group, and its key research organisation, Defence Science and Technology Group, the series will help to shape future joint best practice within the ADF and policy development in the ADO through the promulgation of research about the past, present and future of joint military activities.

Call for submissions

The Joint Studies Paper Series welcomes submissions on a range of topics related to joint military activities. Ideally, papers should be linked to the Australian experience of joint or should contain information that will be of interest to the ADF, however papers examining other joint topics may be considered depending on their focus and content. For example, papers exploring topics in the following areas will be of particular interest to the series:

  • joint force design and experimentation
  • joint capability development, management and integration
  • fundamental inputs to capability
  • joint professional military education and training
  • joint doctrine, theory and concepts (including future concepts)
  • joint and organisational culture (including cultural change management)
  • joint planning, design thinking and evaluation

Papers submitted for consideration should be longer than a journal article but shorter than a book; between 10,000 and 60,000 words (inclusive of notes) is ideal. References should be included in endnote form and individual citations should be formatted in accordance with the Chicago Manual of Style. If the series editor decides to proceed with considering an unsolicited submission, it will be subjected to double-blind peer review prior to publication.

Contact Details: Potential contributors are strongly encouraged to contact the editor to discuss their paper idea prior to submission of the paper itself. The editor can be contacted at