- Inspectioneering Journal is read by thousands of like-minded industry professionals in over 30 countries.
- Sharing your knowledge and experience can promote personal and professional growth.
- Writing demonstrates your commitment to your craft and to improving the industries in which we all serve.
- Articles will enhance your individual reputation and credibility, as well as the reputation of your company.
- Writing provides a permanant record of your ideas and experience, which might otherwise be lost.
- Published works can be referenced in job applications, as well as applications for memberships in professional associations.
If you are interested in being published in Inspectioneering Journal or would like more information, please contact Jeremiah Wooten at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scope of Content
Articles submitted for publication should address “asset integrity issues” in the oil & gas, chemical, petrochemical, power & utility, pulp & paper, metals & mining, and/or nuclear industries. Topics may include, but are not limited to, front end engineering and design, general engineering principles and practices, reliability engineering, metallurgy, corrosion and materials, inspection methodologies and techniques, inspection technologies, fitness-for-service, risk management, asset integrity management, process safety management, newly available software, codes and standards, and continuing education/certifications.
Articles should be directed at engineering, inspection, reliability, and/or maintenance professionals from the aforementioned industries. Submitted articles should be thorough and paint the “whole picture” for our readers. For example, if you discuss the benefits of a particular inspection technology, you should also discuss its limitations. Similarly, if you write an article about failure mechanisms in refining equipment, you should present the potential causes, as well as potential solutions. We seek to increase our readers’ “Asset Integrity Intelligence” so that they can perform their jobs more proficiently, their equipment can run more reliably, and their company can become more profitable. Adhering to these guidelines will help to promote improved knowledge, awareness, and culture within the Inspectioneering Community.
The primary mission of Inspectioneering is to deliver non-biased, educational information to our readers in the oil & gas, chemical, petrochemical, and other process industries. Therefore, we ask that articles submitted for publication remain free of commercial content, subjective slant, and bias. Any blatant advertisement for a particular product or service will either be edited out or will cause the article to be rejected entirely. For advertising opportunities, please send inquiries to email@example.com.
Inspectioneering reserves the right to edit any article submitted for publication in order to ensure it adheres to our publishing guidelines. Furthermore, articles may be edited to improve clarity and style. Once an article has been accepted and the editing process is complete, a final version will be sent to the author for approval.
Unless otherwise agreed upon, articles should be between 1,000 – 8,000 words and contain no more than ten (10) illustrations. From time to time we do accept shorter articles, however we require a minimum of 500 words and three (3) illustrations. Article topics that require more words and further attention may be considered as a series.
Materials should be submitted in a Word document and all figures (graphs, charts, drawings, photos, etc.), tables, and diagrams should be referenced and numbered within the text of the submitted writing. Authors must also send us all figures, tables, and diagrams in separate attachments, even if embedded in text of submitted article. All figures, tables, and diagrams should be titled (titles should provide description). All images must be print-quality resolution (at least 300 DPI), and submitted in commonly used form (i.e. PDF, TIF, PNG, JPEG).
License and Release
If the article has been published in the past, including but not limited to inclusion in other publications, intra-company documents, company newsletters, and /or company websites, the author must acquire permission and a release from the prior publishing party. The release must accompany the article upon submission to Inspectioneering Journal.
By submitting an article, author(s) warrant(s) that author(s) has/have the necessary authority, permission, and right to submit article for publication. Upon submission, author(s) grant(s) Inspectioneering the unconditional and exclusive right to edit, publish, and distribute the article. Upon prior notification to Inspectioneering, author(s) and employer(s) (entity in which author(s) is/are employee(s) of at time of publication) have the right to use the published work for promotional purposes including, but not limited to, publication on employer's website and distribution of the work in promotional materials. However, the article may not be sold by any party or republished by any entity, other than employer, without express written permission from Inspectioneering.
In order to have your article published in an upcoming issue, we require that all materials are submitted no later than the 15th of the first month of that upcoming issue. For example, for publication in the January/February issue, we would need to have everything in our hands by January 15th. All articles should be submitted electronically to Greg Alvarado, Chief Editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org, unless otherwise agreed upon. Each submission should include: name(s) of author(s), name of company or companies if it’s a joint project, contact mailing address, phone number, fax number, email address, short author bio, and a high resolution headshot photo of the author(s).
When an article is published the author(s) is entitled to receive several complimentary issues at his/her request.