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Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. How do I get a subscription?
  2. How do I change my address?
  3. How do I submit an article?
  4. How long should my article be?
  5. What should I send you when I submit an article?
  6. How do I obtain articles from back issues of Army Communicator for a research project I'm doing?

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How do I get a subscription?

Easy. And it's free! Just:

Bullet E-mail request to ACeditor@conus.army.mil
Bullet Or, fax request to (706) 791-3917 or DSN 780-3917
Bullet Or, write: Commander, U.S. Army Signal Center and Fort Gordon; Bldg. 29808A (Signal Towers), Room 713; ATTN: Editor, Army Communicator; Fort Gordon, GA 30905
Bullet Or, if you're visiting the Signal Center, stop by Room 713 in Signal Towers and fill out a request-for-subscription form

We cannot accept telephonic requests for subscriptions. Your request must be in writing. (Email is OK because we can print it out for our records.) More information on our "how to subscribe" page.

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How do I change my address?

Basically, you:

Bullet E-mail old and new address information to ACeditor@conus.army.mil
Bullet Or, fax old and new address information to (706) 791-3917 or DSN 780-3917
Bullet Or, write: Commander, U.S. Army Signal Center and Fort Gordon; Bldg. 29808A (Signal Towers), Room 713; ATTN: Editor, Army Communicator; Fort Gordon, GA 30905
Bullet Or, send us a U.S. Postal Service change-of-address postcard

Please let us know your old address, exactly as it appears on the mailing label on the back cover, as well as your new address. We cannot accept telephonic notification of a change of address; the notification must be in writing. More information on our "how to subscribe" page.

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How do I submit an article?

First, look at our "how to submit an article" page. This will give you the basic steps to follow. We recommend study of Department of the Army Pamphlet 600-67, Effective Writing for Army Leaders in addition to study of our style manual. DA PAM 600-67 has a pithy presentation of the Army writing standard and style rules in its Chapter 3, Paragraphs 3-1 and 3-2.

If you want/need more information on our editorial policies, see that webpage. The writer/editor coordination process is outlined there, among other concerns writers often have.

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How long should my article be?

AC articles average between 1,000 and 3,000 words. Shorter or longer articles, as well as two- and three-part articles, are accepted if they are appropriate in interest and value. See our manuscript formatting page for more information.

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What should I send you when I submit an article?

Your manuscript package should consist of these items in this order:
Bullet Cover letter/cover page requesting publication, including work phone number, email address, snail-mail address and manuscript word count;
Bullet 1,000- to 3,000-word original, unpublished manuscript submitted as simple word-processing document and with proper attribution to sources;
Bullet Manuscript on 3 1/2-inch diskette if submitting article hard-copy, or attached to email if submitting electronically;
Bullet Author biographical sentences at article's end;
Bullet Acronym list following short author biography;
Bullet Photos or illustrations submitted separate from the text (not embedded in the text), with each piece of "art" as an individual file in JPG or TIF format;
Bullet Letter or email from private-sector organization/copyright holder getting permission for us to use a private-sector photo or illustration and/or copyright release, if applicable;
Bullet Word-processing document containing adequate description of the photographs/illustrations and photographer/illustrator credits.

See the manuscript formatting page for more information.

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How do I obtain articles from back issues of Army Communicator for a research project I'm doing?

We recommend that you first check our consolidated subject list for your topic of interest. A number of articles will be on-line. If not, you may request a "hard copy" of the article. The webpage "finding articles in Army Communicator" will walk you through how to do this.

Complete editions for the years 2000-2002 are on this website, as is the commemorative World War II edition (1995). Articles are linked from table of contents listings for each on-line edition.

If the article was published before 2000, it may be on-line via our "most requested" list. This list is further divided by year or special-interest area. If your special-interest area isn't listed, or you don't know the year the article you're interested in was published, you may find the consolidated subject list a more expedient jumping-off point. The "most requested" list or consolidated subject list provide hyperlinks to single articles (not on-line as part of a complete edition). If the article isn't on-line but was published in AC's printed edition, ask the editor to photocopy and mail it to you.

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April 04, 2012

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