Handbook of Military and Defense Operations Research

INformation for authors

Last update: November 20, 2018

Deadline: Peer Review

Double-blind peer reviews of submitted chapters are due on Friday, January 4, 2019. Please use this template when providing your review comments, and email your responses to (1) Natalie: nscala@towson.edu and (2) James: james.howard@jhu.edu.

Each author team received a set of chapters to review via email on November 19, 2018. Please contact Natalie if you need your review assignments resent.

Submitting Your Chapter

The submission window for chapters is now closed. We are not accepting initial submissions at this time.

Please email your full chapter to (1) Natalie: nscala@towson.edu and (2) James: james.howard@jhu.edu

In the interest of inbox management, please ensure your chapter is fully complete before submitting, so that you only send one set of attachments.  Please limit your chapter to 10,000 words or less.  Please also include the completed metadata template and permissions document with your chapter submission (details below).


Your chapter can be submitted in either Microsoft Word or LaTeX format.  Instructions and templates for each software package are from CRC Press and provided below.  

Microsoft Word: Style Guidelines | Template Instructions | Template

LaTeX: Style Guidelines | Template  Please set file trim marks to 7X10; instructions are in the template.

Please note that the book will print in black & white/grayscale; avoid including any color images.  Guidelines for Images


To facilitate indexing and chapter management, please complete the chapter metadata template using Microsoft Word.

Metadata Template  

Please email the completed template to Natalie and James when submitting your chapter.  The template requests (1) author name(s), (2) author ORCiD ID(s), (3) chapter title, (4) 100-200 word abstract.  This data should replace the orange shaded text sections.  If you do not have an ORCiD, please register for one at orcid.org.


CRC Press is requiring each author team to submit a permissions form for each chapter.  This document addresses any content that needs permissions to published, due to previous copyright or other rights.  Even if you do not include any content of this type in your chapter, you will still need to submit the form declaring as such.  

Permissions Form | Guidelines | STM Permissions | Permissions Flowchart | FAQs

Contributor Agreements

CRC Press will be in touch with each author team regarding a contributor agreement.