FAQs: Past Issues/Articles

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Can I obtain a copy of an article that appeared in NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, WORLD, TRAVELER, or ADVENTURE?

Sorry, but reprints of articles are only done at the time the magazines are printed, and then only in very large quantities (50,000-plus copies)

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Can I reprint all or part of an article that originally appeared in NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, WORLD, TRAVELER, or ADVENTURE?

To request permission to reprint an article, please call or write
National Geographic Society
Image Collection Office
1145 17th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20036-4688
U.S.A.
Telephone: +1 202 857 7537
Fax: +1 202 429 5776
E-mail: images@ngs.org
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How can I order back issues?

You may order back issues from the National Geographic Society by contacting us:
National Geographic Society
Single Copy Department
Telephone: 800 777 2800 (U.S. and Canada only)
or +1 813 979 6845
E-mail: ngs.single@customersvc.com
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Back Issue Rates, in U.S. Dollars
Cover date
1888-1913
1914-1925
1926-1940
1941-1955
1956-1970
1971-1985
1986-present
Price per issue
Not available
$40
$30
$20
$15
$10
$6

NOTE: Outside the U.S., please add U.S. $1.25 per copy.

TRAVELER WORLD ADVENTURE
U.S.
Canada (in Canadian dollars)
Canada (in U.S. dollars)
All other countries (in U.S. dollars)
$5.95
$7.95
$7.50
$8.50
$2.50
$3.85
$3.20
$3.85
$5.95
$7.95
$7.50
$8.50

NOTE: Payment is required before a back issue can be mailed. Discounts are offered for educational institutions and on bulk orders of 100 copies or more. Please contact our Single Issue Department (see above) for these special prices.

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Can I search for articles online?

Most of our magazine articles are not online, but you may search the National Geographic Society Publications Index to find out in which issue a certain article appeared—or to find out where to find articles on a given topic. (Please see above for information on ordering back issues. Or order the Complete NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC on CD-ROM for an instant collection of every issue of NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ever published.)

The National Geographic Society also produces printed NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC magazine indexes. Please check the National Geographic online store (ngstore.com) for costs.

Product number Years covered
#00935
#01989
#01760
#81771
#01766
1888-1988
1989-1998
1994
1995
1996
To order any of these indexes, please visit ngstore.com, call 800 437 5521 (U.S. and Canada) or +1 515 246 6911.
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Is there any value to my collection of past issues of NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC magazine?

The rates below are for purchasing available back issues from the Society directly, and do not constitute an assessment of value for any issues that you may have. To better determine the value of your collection, please contact a collector in your area. They should be in your yellow pages under collector. We have attached a list of dealers who might be able to help you.

Below are the rates (in U.S. dollars) at which the National Geographic online store sells NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC back issues:

Cover date
1888-1913
1914-1925
1926-1940
1941-1955
1956-1970
1971-1985
1986-present
Price per issue
Not available
$40
$30
$20
$15
$10
$6

For dealers, an online bulletin board, and more please visit Collectors Corner, at nationalgeographic.com/corner.

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Where can I donate my collection of past issues of NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC magazine?

The Society does not accept back copies of NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC magazine. Therefore, you may wish to donate your back copies to your local schools, hospitals, and/or charities. You may also send your magazines to one of the addresses listed below. You will be responsible for paying all shipping charges.

Bridge to Asia
Foreign Trade Services
Pier 23
San Francisco, CA 94111 USA
Telephone: +1 415 678 2990
Fax: +1 415 678 2996
website: http://www.bridge.org
email: asianet@bridge.org

Books for the Barrios
1121 Wiget Lane
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Telephone: +1 510 687 7701
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