An online magazine
of opinion and observations by United States Naval Academy Alumni
is a publication of
Homeport: the United States Naval
Academy Alumni Online Community.
To act as an online public forum for opinions and
observations of alumni of the United States Naval Academy.
- To provide an online public forum for opinions and observations
of alumni of the United States Naval Academy.
- To encourage public debate in a reasonable and logical manner.
- To allow alumni to call attention to material elsewhere on
the Web that may be of interest to alumni.
- To provide space and encourage responses by official representatives
of any group or institution that is the subject of an alumni
article/essay/Web log entry.
Bancroft Echoes is published by Homeport:
the United States Naval Academy Alumni Online Community.
All opinions expressed are solely those of the authors and do
not represent the opinion of Homeport,
the United States Navy, the United States Naval Academy,
or the United States Naval Academy Alumni Association unless otherwise
The Editorial Board shall consist of the Editor of Bancroft
Echoes and invited members representing various alumni constituancies;
eventually, the hope is to have the board elected by alumni. These
constituancies shall always include official representatives of
the United States Naval Academy and the United States Naval Academy
Alumni Association. Should the Naval Academy and the Naval Academy
Alumni Association decline to appoint official representives, these
positions shall remain vacant. Editor's Note: When the original
Editorial Board was constituted both the Academy and the Alumni
Association declined to appoint representatives, citing manpower
constraints as the reason.
- must be alumni of the United States Naval Academy; it is
not necessary to be a graduate but authors must be listed in
the Register of Alumni. In the case of multiple authors, all
must be alumni.
- will receive no payment for material contributed.
- retain copyright of all material but Bancroft
Echoes and Homeport shall have unlimited reproduction
and reprint rights in all media unless the author's permission
is explicitly withdrawn in writing.
- Web log entries/articles/essays
- should not exceed 10,000 words.
- Web log entries
- can be made via blogger.com by
any author who has registered with the editor.
- must be original material written solely by the
author/authors or a link (with commentary) to material
of interest to alumni elsewhere on the Web.
- may address any topic or subject,
but should express the opinions or represent personal
observations of the
- should be timely but will be held in the archives as long
as space allows.
- must not use language that is profane, vulgar, or that
may be construed as slanderous or libelous.
- may include photos that are hosted elsewhere if the author
is the one hosting the photo; otherwise photos should be linked
- are subject to review, editing and possible removal
by members of the editorial board.
- shall be submitted via email (vastly preferred)
or by snail mail; if submitted via snail mail, articles/essays
double-spaced in a monospaced typeface on plain white paper
with one inch margins at left, right, top and bottom.
- must be original material written solely by the author/authors.
If an article/essay has been previously published, the author/authors
must own full rights and grant rights as noted above.
- must receive
a simple majority of "yes" votes from
the Editorial Board before they are accepted for publication.
- will be published on the Web site as soon as they are accepted
- may address any topic or subject, but the article/essay should
express the opinions or represent personal observations of the
author/authors; the only requirement for publication is Editorial
- Three articles/essays at a time will be published on Bancroft
Echoes. One will always be the most recent; the other
two may be recent or may be articles/essays of sustained public
interest as determined by the Editor; previous articles/essays
will be held in the archives as long as space allows.
- Responses to Material Published
- will be linked following the end of the text of the original
- will be accepted from alumni subject to Editorial Board review
under the same terms as the original article/essay. Occassionally
responses will be placed in the Web
Wardroom of Homeport without editorial review.
- will be accepted from official representatives of
any individual, institution or group that is the subject of
an Web log entry/article/essay; official responses are not subject
to editorial review.
- Letters to the Editor
- may be from anyone,
- should be less than 500 words,
- shall be clearly marked as a Letter to the Editor,
- shall only be submitted via email to [email protected] ,
- are are subject to editorial review by the Editor, who may
poll Editorial Board members as deemed appropriate or necessary.
- must be signed; active duty armed forces personnel may ask
to have their name withheld but we would prefer all letters
bear the identity of the author.