Publish an Article with Inspectioneering
In order to ensure a diverse collection of industry knowledge and experience, Inspectioneering Journal not only welcomes, but encourages industry professionals from all backgrounds and levels of experience to submit articles for publication.
Reasons to Write for Inspectioneering:
- 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 permanent 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.
Are you interested in being published in Inspectioneering Journal or are you looking for more information? Complete the form below to send us an inquiry.
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, maintenance and/or management professionals from owner-operating companies in the aforementioned industries. Submitted articles should be thorough and paint the "whole picture" for the reader. 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.
It is of the greatest importance that all technical, scientific, and mathematical information contained in the article be checked with the utmost care prior to submission. A slight mistake could result in a serious error for someone using that information down the road. Inspectioneering does its best to verify the accuracy of all information, however the responsibility truly lies in the author(s) compiling the information. Inspectioneering explicitly disclaims any liability resulting from the use of inaccurate information published in Inspectioneering Journal.
Inspectioneering reaches a very specialized audience within an already niche market. 85% of our readership is currently employed by owner-operators in the processing industries and 60% of our readers hold advanced positions within their organizations. Advanced titles include lead, manager, specialist, senior, director, chief, coordinator, head, supervisor, superintendent, principal, officer, advisor, and authority.
The primary mission of Inspectioneering is to deliver non-biased, educational and practical 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. Moreover, service company names and product trade names should not be used in the body of the article. For advertising opportunities, please send inquiries to email@example.com.
Length and Format
Unless otherwise agreed upon, articles should be between 1,000 - 5,000 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.
Inspectioneering does not require any specific format for submitted articles. We typically let our authors present the information how they best see fit. However we do have several recommendations for putting together an effective article.
- Use clear, easy to understand terms and expressions. Do not try to impress the reader; try to engage the reader. Well thought out, yet concise, sentences will improve the reader's experience and increase the article's overall effectiveness.
- Open with a strong lead paragraph that quickly summarizes the key points of your article. Try and answer the "what, why, and how" as soon as possible. This is the best time to provide the essence of the article and briefly explain why it is important to the reader/industry (e.g. improves reliability, reduces costs, increases safety, makes job easier, etc.).
- After you have introduced the subject matter, take time to thoroughly describe the problem, the means of solution, and any other information necessary to properly qualify the results presented.
- If possible, try to incorporate real world examples or case studies into the article to help support the information being presented. Theories and ideas are great, but theories and ideas backed by actual evidence from operators and technicians in the field are best.
- Be sure to wrap up the article by recapping the key takeaways in some sort of concluding paragraph. Let the reader know what they should have gotten out of the article just in case they missed something.
In order for an article to be considered for an upcoming issue, we require that all materials be submitted no later than the first day of the first month of that upcoming issue. For example, for publication in the January/February issue, everything should be submitted by January 1st.
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, email address, short (less than 100 words) author bio, and a high resolution headshot photo of the author(s). You should also indicate whether the article is being submitted exclusively to Inspectioneering Journal or has appeared in another forum, such as a separate publication, conference presentation, seminar, etc.
Materials should be submitted in a Microsoft 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 formats (i.e. PDF, PSD, TIF, AI, and EPS).
Inspectioneering has adopted the same Reference Formatting Guidelines utilized by ASME. You can review our formatting guidelines by clicking here.
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(s) for approval.
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. Moreover, if information included in the article is based on the activities of an organization other than the one employing the author, the author must acquire permission and a release from that organization. If a release is necessary, it is the author's responsibility to obtain and provide Inspectioneering with said release.
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 right to edit, reword, rearrange, rewrite, publish, distribute, and recycle 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.
Additional Author Benefits
- All authors are entitled to receive up to five (5) complimentary hard copies of his/her issue upon request.
- All authors automatically receive a free 6 month digital subscription with Inspectioneering beginning with their issue month.
- All authors will receive a custom PDF of their article to be used for promotional purposes.
- All authors will be recognized for their contribution in the Author Archive on inspectioneering.com.
- All authors and their companies will receive a 15% discount on all advertising services for their respective issue.