Special Operations Journal
EN Social sciences
Special Operations Journal is the official publication of the Special Operations Research Association. SOJ is the first professional journal dedicated to promoting research across academia, the military, and the SOF community, both in the US and abroad, on the nature, conduct, and sources of success of special operations. We believe the conduct of special operations can benefit from rigorous historical and social science research, and that the scholarly fields of history and social science can benefit from the rigorous study of special operations. Our focus is on the field of special operations in its entirety, from tactics to strategy and from planning to lessons learned. This necessarily crosses the traditional boundaries of political science, sociology, history, and military science, and may even reach into other social and behavioral sciences, including psychology and anthropology. We are particularly interested in research that is policy-relevant, understanding that such relevance can be obtained from historical research as well as analyses of current operations.