Article Submission

Editorial Guidelines for Submitting Articles to American Jails Magazine

Thank you for your interest in American Jails magazine, AJA’s bimonthly publication dedicated to those who work in jails.
American Jails 2022 - 2023 Editorial Calendar*
January/February 2023
“Hot Topics”
 Article submissions due: September 14, 2022
 Mail Date: December 23, 2022 
March/April 2023
“Issues in Today’s Jails”      
Article submissions due: November 18, 2022
Mail Date: February 23, 2023

May/June 2023
“Innovations & Technology”
Article submissions due: January 13, 2023
Mail Date: April 20, 2023

July/August 2023
“Conference Highlights”
Article submissions due: March 17, 2023
Mail Date: June 22, 2023
September/October 2023
          “Honoring Correctional Officers & Employees”
           Article submissions due: May 12, 2023
           Mail Date: August 24, 2023
November/December 2023
          “Veterans and Corrections”
           Article submissions due: July 14, 2023
           Mail Date: October 17, 2023   
                         Click the button to display and print the specifications for submitting
an article and for more information about AJA's editing process.

After reviewing and/or printing the submission specifications from the button above, and you are ready to begin writing your article but are just not sure where to start, Click here for a little help.

If you have any questions or need additional information about these guidelines, guest editorials or general information or are ready to submit your completed article, please click here  to email Jody West or if you have questions call 301-857-2224.
Corporate News Releases
As a matter of course, American Jails does not publish company-issued media or product releases. However, the magazine does publish appropriate articles in which a vendor and an agency/facility have worked together to solve a problem or obstacle. Please contact Jody West before making a submission.
For articles written on products used in jails, the product must be mentioned by its generic name.
AJA does have several advertising options available for new products. Click here to email Matt Norlan, our Sales & Marketing Manager for more information.

Chris Daniels, MPA, CAE
Executive Director and Publisher

Jody West
Director of Marketing & Communication