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If you are interested in submitting an article to Army Sustainment, here are a few suggestions that may be helpful. Before you begin writing, review a past issue of Army Logistician/Sustainment; it will be your best guide. Keep your writing simple and straightforward (try reading it back to yourself); attribute all quotes; avoid footnotes (Army Sustainment is not an academic journal); and identify all acronyms and technical terms. Army Sustainment’s readership is broad; do not assume that those reading your article are necessarily Soldiers or that they have background knowledge of your subject.

Do not worry too much about length; just tell your story, and we will work with you if length is a problem. However, if your article is more than 4,000 words, you can expect some cutting.

Do not submit your article in a layout format. A simple Word document is best. Do not embed photos, charts, or other graphics in your text. Any graphics you think will work well in illustrating your article should be submitted as separate files. Make sure that all graphics can be opened for editing by the Army Sustainment staff.

Photos are a great asset for most articles, so we strongly encourage them. Photos may be in color or black and white. Photos submitted electronically must have a resolution of at least 300 dpi (.jpg or .tif). Prints of photos may be submitted by mail. Please try to minimize use of PowerPoint charts; they usually do not reproduce well, and we seldom have the space to make them as large as they should be.

Army Sustainment publishes only original articles, so please do not “market” your article. Ask your public affairs office for official clearance for open publication before submission to Army Sustainment. A clearance statement from the public affairs office should accompany your submission. Exceptions to this requirement include historical articles and those that reflect a personal opinion or contain a personal suggestion. If you have questions about this requirement, please contact us at leeealog@conus.army.mil or (804) 765–4761 or DSN 539–4761.

Submit your article by email to leeealog@conus.army.mil or by mail to:

FT LEE VA 23801–1705.

If you send your article by mail, please include a copy on CD or floppy disk if possible. We look forward to hearing from you.

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