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About Linux Journal

This FAQ contains information about Linux Journal (LJ), the premier magazine covering the Linux community. Topics covered include a history of LJ, general information, editorial content, advertising in LJ, and subscriptions.

General Information and History of Linux Journal

Linux Journal, currently celebrating its 21st year of publication, is the original magazine of the global Linux community, delivering readers the advice and inspiration they need to get the most out of their Linux systems.

In-depth information provides a full 360-degree look at featured topics relating to Linux, giving a comprehensive source of everything readers need for creating and completing their own projects -- not just tools they will use today, but relevant and encompassing information they will turn to in future months and years. In addition to how-to content, Linux Journal includes opinions, new product information, profiles of leaders making major contributions in Open Source and product reviews. It also covers business, social and technical news and developments in order to fulfill its mission as the central forum and advocate for the greater Linux community throughout the world.

Linux Journal was first published in April 1994 by Phil Hughes and Bob Young, co-founder of Red Hat. Hughes went on to continue publishing Linux Journal for more than a decade, and in 2006, he handed the reins to long-time LJ employee Carlie Fairchild. Fairchild is the founder of Belltown Media, Inc., the current publisher of Linux Journal.

Today, Linux Journal's very own superstar Doc Searls, recently named one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in IT by eWeek, executive editor Jill Franklin and associate editor Shawn Powers lead the way with inspiring editorial direction for the magazine. Regular LJ contributors include a list of Linux luminaries, such as Kyle Rankin, Reuven Lerner, Dave Taylor, Zack Brown and Bill Childers, just to name a few.


Linux Journal is a digital publication with subscriptions including access to e-Reader (.epub), Kindle (.mobi), browser version, and PDF formats, as well our custom Android, iPhone and iPad apps. Now anywhere you go, Linux Journal will go with you.

Digital subscriptions are available world-wide for one standard fee of $29.50 USD. Use this link to save $10.00 Subscribe to the digital edition today.

We accept payment by credit card (Visa, MasterCard and American Express), and we also accept checks in US funds drawn on a US bank. Subscriptions can be ordered on-line, or you may contact our subscriber services department via e-mail, subs@linuxjournal.com. Subscriber services can also be reached by phone at (toll-free) 1-888-66-LINUX, from outside the US or Canada at +1 818-487-2089. If you prefer snail mail: Linux Journal, P.O. Box 980985, Houston, TX 77098 USA.

If you're looking to purchase a single back issue, please check our Store store to check availability.

Linux Journal Content

Linux Journal is the leading media brand of the Linux and open-source markets. To ensure unmatched coverage, Linux Journal proudly features regular columns written by the now famous team of Reuven Lerner, Dave Taylor, Kyle Rankin, Bill Childers, James Gray, Zack Brown, Shawn Powers and Doc Searls. Learn more about these columns and other regular Linux Journal departments:

Writing for Linux Journal

Articles in Linux Journal cover the range from desktop how-tos to kernel hacking, always balanced to give both newcomers and long-term Linux users maximum enjoyment. See our Web site for an author's guide and list of upcoming topics and deadlines: http://linuxjournal.com/author/index. If you have an idea for an article or have a lead for LJ, please e-mail ljeditor@linuxjournal.com or send inquiries to:

Editorial Dept.
Linux Journal
P.O. Box 980985
Houston, TX 77098 USA
Phone: +1 713-344-1956 x3

Letters to the Editor

We welcome your letters and encourage you to submit them on-line or mail them to:

Letters to the Editor
Linux Journal
P.O. Box 980985
Houston, TX 77098 USA

Product and News Releases

If you have a new or updated Linux product, please send us a press release, and we will consider it for inclusion in our monthly New Products column. Send new product information to:

New Products
Linux Journal
P.O. Box 980985
Houston, TX 77098 USA
Phone: +1 713-344-1956 x3

If you have news items you'd like us to mention on our Web site, please send press releases to news@linuxjournal.com.


Both print and on-line advertising options are available. For additional information, request a media kit and/or read more about advertising on our Web site. We encourage you to contact our sales department with questions and requests by calling +1 713-344-1956 x2 or by e-mail.

Reprints of Articles

Authors may use the material with the restriction that if used immediately after LJ publication, they include the phrase "reprinted with permission of Linux Journal" in the reprinted article. Other people wishing to use material should contact LJ. Permission is usually granted free for non-commercial use, except where restricted by author or other prior copyright. For those looking for commercial reprints, please contact our sales department for further information.

The Website

Building on the strengths of the print publication Linux Journal, LinuxJournal.com is the most valuable on-line resource available to every member of the Linux community involved in the intelligent implementation of open-source software. The site features how-to videos, news, tech tips, community forums, in-depth reporting, blogging by industry icons, contests and much more.

LinuxJournal.com is built on the open-source Drupal content management system (CMS) and is led by Webmistress Katherine Druckman. We encourage user feedback.


Each week, Linux Journal newsletters deliver the latest news and articles covering the fast-paced, ever-evolving world of Linux. There are multiple newsletters to choose from, and all are free of charge, opt-in only (never released to any third party for any reason). For more information, please visit our newsletter sign-up page.

Linux Industry Events

Linux Journal sponsors and attends a number of events throughout the year. If you're interested in a media sponsorship with LJ for your event, please contact associate publisher Mark Irgang. For a complete listing of Linux-related events, please visit http://www.linuxjournal.com/events.

Other Questions

If your question isn't answered here, send e-mail to publisher@linuxjournal.com. We will respond via e-mail, and if it is a common question, we will add it to this FAQ. If you don't have e-mail, give us a call, +1 713-344-1956.


We have made every effort to ensure the information on this disc is correct. For the most current contact information for Linux Journal, please consult the Linux Journal Web site at http://www.linuxjournal.com/. For third party contact information, we recommend consulting their respective Web sites.

If you find errors on this CD, please send e-mail to errors@linuxjournal.com.

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