Exceptional Release, a quarterly, full-color professional journal, is LOA’s number-one member benefit. Not only do members receive this publication each quarter, they also can access past articles of interest in our archives.

Written and edited specifically for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics professionals, and established in 1982, ER is LOA’s flagship publication, providing articles on current issues relevant to both public and private sectors.

Editorial is presented from both government and commercial viewpoints. ER articles keep readers on top of late-breaking developments. Including present opinion pieces, information for beginners and for scholars, information for small businesses, as well as rich and varied feature material.

Article Submissions

Exceptional Release welcomes the submission of original articles on best practices, case studies, problems, insights, applications, opinions, and letters to the editor. As an Acquisition, Technology, & Logistics professional, your personal experiences in the field can be valuable to readers.  We accept articles on a rolling basis.


Email your manuscript to the Editor, at editor@loanational.org. Your article should be submitted as a Microsoft Word document, APA format citations when included. Your contact information in the e-mail (full name, phone number, and email address) and included image files as separate attachments. We do not keep a length requirement, but generally publish articles between 800 and 5,000 words.  Submitting a corresponding featured photo with photo credit info is highly encouraged.

Publishing Schedule/Deadlines

  • 2023(3) Fall
    • Submission: 11 Aug 23
    • Publication: 22 Sep 23
  • 2023(4) Winter
    • Submission: 3 Nov 23
    • Publication: 15 Dec 23
  • 2024(1) Spring
    • Submission: 26 Jan 24
    • Publication: 8 Mar 24
  • 2023(2) Summer – Symposium Edition
    • Submission: 10 May 24
    • Publication: 24 Jun 24


LOA grants one-time reprint permission (non-commercial) for articles for which it owns copyright. If LOA cannot grant reprint permission, we will try to put you in touch with someone who can.

To request permission to photocopy or reuse any LOA article in your publication, send an e-mail to Jondavid DuVall, Chief Operating Officer at coo@loanational.org detailing the title of the article, author, page number, volume/issue of ER, and where and when the article will be used. If you are going to photocopy an article for non-commercial distribution, state how many copies you wish to make.


Would you like to showcase your organization’s products or services to the Logistics Officer Association’s exclusive audience of over 4,000 acquisition, technology, and logistics professionals, leaders, and decision makers working in both government and industry?  View our media kit at Advertising in the ER or send an e-mail to Dara Hobbs or Jondavid DuVall at coo@loanational.org.