Présentation d’une revue: Joint Force Quarterly

Le Colonel Eliason, éditeur de Joint Force Quarterly (disponible gratuitement en ligne), a la gentillesse de nous faire parvenir ce texte présentant la revue. Merci à lui.

The National Defense University Press produces Joint Force Quarterly (JFQ) in concert with ongoing education and research at National Defense University in support of the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. JFQ is the Chairman’s joint military and security studies journal designed to inform and educate national security professionals on joint and integrated operations; whole of government contributions to national security policy and strategy; homeland security; and developments in training and joint military education to better equip America’s military and security apparatus to meet tomorrow’s challenges while protecting freedom today.

As part of the 1986 Goldwater Nichols Act which sought to create a more effective military through the encouragement of jointness, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs position was strengthened and charged with seeking ways to improve the acceptance of the concept. In 1993, General Colin Powell decided the Joint Force needed a professional military journal which would allow a candid and public expression of thoughts about a range of issues centered on how the military Services efforts to work together in joint operations and related issues. In our first edition, General Powell discussed the mission of JFQ:

“Its purpose is to spread the word about our team, to provide for a free give-and-take of ideas among a wide range of people from every corner of the military. We want the pages of JFQ to be filled with the latest word on joint issues—from warfighting to education, from training to logistics. We want the discussion of these joint issues to get a thorough airing, to stir debate and counter-argument, to stimulate the thinking of American men and women serving on land, at sea, and in the air. We want JFQ to be the voice of the joint warfighter. Don’t read the pages that follow if you are looking for the establishment point of view or the conventional wisdom. Pick up JFQ for controversy, debate, new ideas, and fresh insights—for the cool yet lively interplay among some of the finest minds committed to the profession of arms. »

For almost 20 years, JFQ has sought to maintain General Powell’s vision and in doing so has reached all parts of the force and beyond. Our readership continues to expand with the addition several years ago of a virtual presence on the internet. Our printed version reaches some 13,000 readers initially while our on-line readership is approaching 50,000 and continues to grow with each new edition. Topically, we cover the full range of issues the military faces today from Afghanistan to cyber, from warfighting to acquisition, from human dimension of war to the art of strategy and more, JFQ authors provide the reader with informative and always thought provoking writing. While most of the authors are Americans and in the uniformed Services, JFQ welcomes anyone who has a well written and engaging issue to relate to the Joint Force to send their submission to us.

Joint Force Quarterly also publishes reviews of recent and soon-to-be-released books of professional interest to members of the military and national security communities. Topics can include joint and integrated operations; national security policy and strategy; efforts to combat terrorism; homeland security; and developments in training and joint professional military education.

The best way to see what themes are being discussed and to gauge the quality of the submissions we accept, we recommend reading JFQ especially the most recent editions for insights and comparison to what a new author might write. We read and review every submission. Submitted manuscripts must be complete (rather than proposals or sample chapters) and in an electronic format (preferably as an unformatted Microsoft Word document). Authors are asked to describe the manuscript in a cover letter and indicate the expected audience. Submissions are evaluated for originality, contribution to a significant national security issue, and appropriateness for the overall publishing program of NDU Press. Articles for JFQ should be between 2,500 and 5,500 words. Manuscripts submitted to NDU Press must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. With the exception of contracted writing commissioned by INSS or NDU Press, no payment or royalty can be made to authors. These submissions should be sent via e-mail to

William T. Eliason, Editor

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