Author Guidelines for Submitting Original Articles to Sensors Magazine

Sensors Magazine publishes insightful and informative articles covering the latest sensor technologies and applications as well as intersecting markets such as embedded systems. Articles are published in our weekly and monthly e-newsletters as well as center stage on our home page. These articles are contributed by industry experts working in the field at noted companies and are from the private and educational sectors.                                                                                  

Articles generally have a tutorial tone, informing readers how to solve design issues or inspire creativity. Topics drawing the most interest include Internet of Things (IoT), temperature/humidity/pressure sensing, sensor fusion, wearable electronics, medical devices and applications, security and interoperability, test & measurement, embedded systems and sensor interfacing, embedded system design, networking with sensors, software solutions, aerospace and travel, and consumer applications.

If you have an idea for an article or have a completed article you feel needs to be embraced by an ever expanding audience, please follow these guidelines.

Step One

Submit a brief abstract, 100 to 400 words, stating the topic of your article, a brief summary of the subject matter, its target market, and how it will benefit the readers. Send the abstract via email to Mat Dirjish at

Step Two

After we work out any issues with the abstract, create the finished article. The final submission should include:

  • Complete article in Microsoft Word, preferably using Times Roman or Arial 12 pt. fonts.
  • Minimum word count 800 words, maximum 1500 – 2000.
  • Avoid unique or esoteric formatting in the text, i.e., columns, boxes, etc. Single spacing is highly recommended.
  • Graphics and photos must be separate files and not embedded in the text body.
  • Graphics and photos should be JPEGs, 100 dpi or higher (max. 300 dpi).
  • All graphics require a caption that is a complete sentence. These need to be in the Word files with references to the associated graphics, i.e., see fig 1, in chart 3, etc.
  • A photo of the author, a headshot, preferably on a white or light background, also a JPEG, 100 dpi minimum.
  • We also need the author’s title, company/organization affiliation, and a brief biography (two to six sentences maximum).

Step Three

  • Send the final copy with graphics to
  • Once article is received and scheduled, you’ll receive a publication date.

Of course, a picture is worth a thousand words, so here are a few example articles you can view as models:

Thermistors As Accurate Temperature Sensors:

Electronics, All Dressed Up: the program manager at Holst Centre shows us how to produce flexible and stretchable clothing fabric that incorporates electronics.

What Are Your Engineers Doing With Open-Source Code: In a roundtable discussion at Sensors Expo 2015 in Long Beach, CA, an interesting observation emerged regarding how some engineers have been using, or better put, misrepresenting their use of open-source software code.

Find Your Fit: Custom Magnetic Sensor Selection and Design Guide, Part I Four Key Parameters for Specifying a Custom Magnetic Sensor

Using Magnetic Sensor ICs In Highly Magnetic Environments: How to guarantee safe operation of magnetic sensors in dense magnetic fields poses the stubborn question about the reliability of the magnetic position sensors.

Also, visit the Sensors Magazine Home Page each Friday morning for the latest Sensor Insight article to stay current with the hottest topics.

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