ACFQ Website is intended
to be a communication tool of Arms Collectors
and individuals interested in this and closely
associated pastimes. We encourage the submission of
articles that deal with closely related topics. All
submissions will be rigorously reviewed to ensure
that it is of high quality. The webmeister reserves
the right to be pig-headed and opinionated.
Writers should address the most
pressing issues we face. The goal of the website is
to present well-considered and reflective opinion,
Electronic format only
send typed articles by post or by fax transmission.
The webmeister is not your typist, sorry.
Ideally, articles should be submitted
in MS Word file format but 'RTF' format is also
acceptable. Please include your e-mail address and a
telephone and /or fax contact number plus your
address including postcode.
Submissions will not be returned.
Sourcing and choosing illustrations
One distinct benefit of websites as
compared with traditional publishing is that there
are no limits to the number of illustrations you can
use - except those limitations of (a) visual
and aesthetic quality, (b) relevance and (c)
copyright. You are encouraged to illustrate
your work, but are advised to follow the guidelines
below when supplying any additional material.
When choosing illustrations for your
article, please consider that modern items are often
in copyright, which will require permission to use
from the copyright holder. An image, drawing
or illustration might be out of copyright but the
photograph or scan necessary for its reproduction is
Please do not imbed photos with text.
Make sure that photos have captions which match the
caption with the photo.
Nothing turns away readers faster
than a slow loading page. Articles top-heavy with
photographs will be split across multiple pages so
that the first page will load quickly.
The website is not your personal
photo album. A requirement of general visual
interest will be enforced.
Attribution of Sources
extensive quotes from other periodicals must respect
copyright laws. Review articles and get permission
from the author, or if no exceptions noted, list the
source and be specific where it is being quoted
from. It is also imperative that if an article
paraphrases or quotes from another article, it is
noted correctly with the title of the publication,
date, volume and author's name.
Webmeister has the final word.
The Webmeister will
try to use all articles but reserves the right not
to publish if the content is not appropriate, or
defamatory. (Unlikely scenarios but the Editor
should have this right.)