Aircraft crew chiefs and others who work behind the scenes do not always get the recognition they deserve. The ASPJ Board of Reviewers is a case in point. Here's why. As a refereed publication, the Journal relies on subject-matter experts for peer reviews of the articles it publishes. Authors from around the world send us material for consideration. To help ensure that ASPJ publishes only the very best submissions, we send prospective articles to members of our Board of Reviewers-volunteers all-who scrutinize them, recommend whether or not they merit publication, and provide detailed feedback to the authors. Crew chiefs get to paint their names on their planes, but our reviewers work almost anonymously. During the refereeing process, we reveal neither the authors' names to the reviewers nor vice versa. We do print the names of about 40 reviewers on a page following the table of contents, but space prevents us from including all of them. If you notice changes in the list from issue to issue, we're just giving some of our unsung heroes their time in the sun. We on the ASPJ editorial staff extend a heartfelt thank-you to all members of the Board of Reviewers-we could not publish the Journal without you.
The free e-mail subscription to the online version of the English-language Air and Space Power Journal has been such a resounding success-now boasting 3,000 users-that we've expanded it to include the Spanish-language Journal. We add subscribers' e-mail addresses to our electronic distribution list so that we can automatically send them a table of contents with links to full-text articles in each new quarterly issue of either the English or Spanish ASPJ, thus ensuring that they don't miss any of our informative features.
E-mail subscription is easy. For the English Journal, log on to the Air Force Link Web site's "Subscription Center" at http://www.af.mil/subscribe, select the "sub[scribe]" radio button for Air and Space Power Journal, enter your name and e-mail address, and then click on the "submit" button. For the Spanish Journal, select "Air and Space Power Journal (en espaņol)" and follow the same steps. You will immediately receive an e-mail asking you to reply in order to confirm your subscription. You won't receive your subscription unless you reply to that message. Of course, you may subscribe to the Journal in both languages.
We are always seeking insightful articles and book reviews in our quest to publish the best in air and space power thought in either the printed or electronic versions of ASPJ. To submit an article for publication, please refer to our guidelines in the "Mission Debrief" section of this issue or check the submission instructions on our Web site: airchronicles/howto.html. For reviews of the latest books about airpower, space power, and other military topics, see our book-review section in this issue or online at http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/BookReviews.htm. If you would like to write a book review for us, please refer to the guidelines on that Web page. As you can see, you have many opportunities to contribute to your Journal.
The conclusions and opinions expressed in this document are those of the author cultivated in the freedom of expression, academic environment of Air University. They do not reflect the official position of the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, the United States Air Force or the Air University.
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