How to get published in Phalanx

General Submission Guidelines. Authors should submit their manuscripts directly to the MORS office at 1703 N. Beauregard St, STE 450, Alexandria, VA 22311. Submission packages should include the following:

  • An electronic copy of the article
  • A statement of contribution
  • A short biography and photo for each author
  • A completed disclosure form for contractors or for government employees
  • Authors must state if their submission has previously been published.

Submission Deadlines


15 January
15 February
15 July
15 October

Every effort will be made to get your article into the next issue of PHALANX after submission. Please be aware those articles with time sensitivity will sometimes be placed ahead of other articles in the publication process due to relevance and timeliness.

Length of Submissions. Articles in PHALANX are normally limited to a maximum of three to four pages. Straight text appears at the rate of 900-1100 words per printed page. Space for illustrations should be judged accordingly. Authors who want to submit longer articles should consider writing a sequel to appear in an issue following the publication of the first part.

Figures, Graphs, Charts and Electronic Photos.  When providing graphics or photo images to be reproduced in printed materials, please email images as separate attachments rather than embedding them in Word or PowerPoint files. If these files are over 10 MB, please contact Micki Francis at for FTP site instructions. Do not use shading! If you are submitting a digital author photo, please be sure to use a high resolution (at least 300 DPI) or the photo will be grainy.

Final Size/Inches Pixel Dimensions MB
3 x 2 900 x 600 1.54
4 x 3 1200 x 900 3.09
4 x 5 1200 x 1500 5.15
8 x 10 2400 x 3000 20.6
8.5 x 11 2550 x 3300 24.1

Disclosure Authorization Form.  Each article must have a completed disclosure authorization form before it can be published in PHALANX. You can find the disclosure forms on the MORS website (

Abbreviations and Acronyms. Abbreviations and Acronyms (A&A) must be identified at their first appearance in the text. Authors should remember there are some in the PHALANX audience who do not instantly recall each of the thousands of abbreviations and acronyms in daily use in military operations research. We have also found that a specific acronym can mean different things within different organizations (i.e. OR - operations research, operational readiness).  

Footnotes.  PHALANX does not use footnotes. Please take this into account when preparing a manuscript for submission. Parenthetical material may be incorporated into a "Notes" section at the end of the text, before an acknowledgment and references section. Notes are designated by superscript letters at the end of a sentence.  

References. References should appear at the end of the paper and be listed in numerical order of appearance in the text. References are designated by superscript numerals at the end of a sentence.

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