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. Articles are published in our weekly and monthly e-newsletters as well as 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 IoT, temperature/humidity/pressure sensing, sensor fusion, wearables, 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.
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 email@example.com.
After we work out any issues with the abstract, create the finished article. The 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 min.
- We also need the author’s title, company/organization affiliation, and a brief biography (two-six sentences max.)
- Send the final copy with graphics to firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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:
Electronics, All Dressed Up: the program manager at Holst Centre shows us how to produce flexible and stretchable clothing fabric that incorporates electronics. http://www.sensorsmag.com/wearable-electronics/electronics-all-dressed-20058
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. http://www.sensorsmag.com/sensors-products/what-are-your-engineers- doing-open-source-code-18783
Also, visit www.sensorsmag.com/ each Friday morning for the latest Sensor Insight article to stay current with the hottest topics.