The Peruvian Army Center for Strategic Studies (CEEEP) publishes analyzes and research developed by the Center and by its national and international collaborators. These academic papers must address issues of strategic relevance (included in our research areas and the Army’s Key Strategic Issues List) and include practical policy and strategic recommendations for Army and Defense Sector leaders. For this reason, the academic papers produced must exhibit the highest standards of research, analysis, and scholarship, displaying professional and accessible writing for those responsible for both policy-making and high-level decision-making.

In this sense, below are some details on the composition and design requirements of the documents to be considered for publication on the different CEEEP platforms:

Requirements for articles and manuscripts:

  • The article must be written in Spanish. However, CEEEP also accepts articles written in the English language for translation into Spanish.
  • The document page size should be A-4.
  • All margins must be set to Normal mode, that is, they must measure 2.5 cm at the top and bottom edges and 3 cm at the right and left edges, including tables and figures.
  • Line spacing must be simple or straightforward.
  • A single-column layout should be used with left and right margins justified.
  • The font for the main body of the document should be 11 pt. Century Gothic, while the font for endnotes should be 10 pt. Century Gothic.
  • The articles and manuscripts submitted by the authors must comply with the guidelines described in the CEEEP “Writing Guide for Academic Articles” and contain the following aspects:
    • Qualification
    • Name (s) and surnames of the author or authors
    • Resume
    • Keywords
    • Introduction
    • Analysis (Body of the article and discussion)
    • Conclusions
    • Endnotes (References)
  • When articles or monographs have been accepted for publication after peer review by members of the CEEEP Editorial Committee, graphics should be submitted as separate files and preferably as high resolution images. Likewise, authors must obtain the required permissions for the use of graphics and images that are not their property or that have not been created by them. In that sense, the authors must provide a justification for the use of any graphic that is not their property, providing evidence of the permission obtained for its use.
    CEEEP articles and publications use the Chicago Manual of Style (17th edition) for endnotes. In addition, narrative notes are not recommended as it is preferred that this information be included in the main body of the article or manuscript. Finally, all endnotes must be referenced (citation number) only at the end of sentences, allowing one endnote reference per sentence.
  • CEEEP uses the Chicago Manual of Style (17th edition) for grammar and punctuation. Please refer to it when considering capitalization, commas, passive voice, number formatting in text, and hyphenated words.
  • Articles are limited to a maximum of 5,500 words, including endnotes. Monographs are limited to 20,000 words, including endnotes.
  • Whenever possible, use italics to emphasize an idea, rather than underline it. The use of color to emphasize the text is discouraged.
  • Foreign language terms must be in italics.
    Headings (for example, the beginning of sections) should be distinguished from the main body text, with space above and below the headings.
  • Graphics of any type are limited to one for every 3,000 words, with a maximum of two for articles to be published on the Web. Also, tables and figures should appear in the document close to where they are referenced in the text. On the other hand, the use of too small letters in the tables should be avoided.
  • Acronyms should only be used after the term in question has been used at least once.

Information about the process:

Once an article or monograph has been verified and preliminarily accepted, it will be subjected to a blind review by two members of the CEEEP Editorial Committee. The reviewers will evaluate the content, scholarship, and clarity. relevance of the article, being able to recommend its publication prior corrections (minor or major) or recommend its rejection. It should be noted that a review can take several weeks. The publication priorities of the articles may vary due to the needs of the CEEEP, the Peruvian Army, and the Ministry of Defense. Additionally, each submitted article is unique and some require more editorial or graphic work than others. In this regard, the Center undertakes to streamline the review and publication process as efficiently as possible. However, it is in the authors' interest to provide articles that comply with CEEEP publication standards and requirements. Authors can contact the Center at any time if they have any questions or concerns about the status of their articles.

Finally, the CEEEP has developed an “Academic Articles Writing Guide” to guide and facilitate the writing of articles and monographs for those interested. See below: