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 2024 Editorial Calendar*
January/February 2024
“Hot Topics”
Article Submissions due: September 16, 2023
Mail Date: December 20, 2023
March/April 2024
“Technology in Jails”
Article Submissions due: November 24, 2023
Mail Date: February 26, 2024
           May/June 2024
           “Medical and Mental Health”
           Article Submissions due: January 26, 2024
           Mail Date: April 26, 2024
July/August 2024
“Ft. Lauderdale Conference Highlights”
Article Submissions due: March 22, 2024
Mail Date: June 25, 2024

           September/October 2024
           “Honoring Correctional Officers”
           Article Submissions due: May 24, 2024
           Mail Date: August 23, 2024
          November/December 2024
          “Veterans and Corrections”
           Article Submissions due: July 19, 2024
           Mail Date: October 16, 2024
                         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 Scott Langbauer, for more information.

Chris Daniels, MPA, CAE
Executive Director and Publisher

Jody West
Director of Marketing & Communication