All ISOMA participants are welcome to submit papers to be published in a special ISOMA edition of Norwich's Journal of Peace and War Studies (JPWS) aligned with the 2021 theme, Preparing Military Leaders to Effectively Resolve 21st Century Service Challenges.
We invite all military academies to submit a 400-500 word abstract on this year’s theme, sub themes, and focus areas. Accepted abstracts will be followed by an invitation to submit a paper for blind peer review to be published in the Journal of Peace and War Studies (JPWS). The selected papers will form the JPWS special issue which will be published and disseminated at the 2021 International Symposium of Military Academies (ISOMA ) conference.
ISOMA 2021 THEME:
Preparing Military Leaders to Effectively Resolve 21st Century Security Challenges
• Civil Military Challenges
• Environmental Challenges and Security
• Educational Challenges/Methods
We welcome submissions from varied perspectives and unique insights from a broad range of authors for this special edition. In addition to academic abstracts in the fields of military education, peace and war studies, cyber, international relations, and political science, we also encourage submissions from experts outside these fields who envision the future from a myriad of perspectives and can contribute unique insights. These additional fields could include, but are not limited to, environmental science, anthropology, communications, biology, engineering, psychology, geography, architecture, and robotics. Finally, we encourage joint authorship with cadets, non-commissioned/commissioned officers, and security professionals/practitioners.
Each abstract/paper should offer unique insights, practices, training, or evidence-based predictions. The central focus for all submissions is to share best practices and approaches for professional and military training/education in order to prepare leaders to overcome 21st century challenges.
We look forward to your abstracts, the knowledge that you will share, and to be your host at Norwich University in October 2021.
- October 2020: Paper abstract due
- November 2020: Paper abstract acceptance notification & full paper invitation
- April 2021: Full Paper Due
- May 2021: Final Articles Blind Peer Review
- July 2021: Review and Resubmit, if necessary
- August 2021: Copy editing and final proofs
- September 2021: Journal of Peace and War Studies, ISOMA Edition published
- ISOMA: October 4-8, 2021