Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

Ceramic Industry seeks and publishes many bylined articles from experts in the field. If you would like to submit an article for consideration, please contact Susan Sutton to determine whether the topic would be suitable for publication.

Susan Sutton
Editor-in-Chief, Integrated Media
tel (330) 336-4098
fax (248) 502-2033

Submission guidelines are as follows:

Feature Articles:

Length: Between 1,000 to 2,500 words, with up to six illustrations.

Format: Text should be saved as Microsoft Word 2000 or earlier, or WordPerfect for Windows 6.1 or earlier, and should be submitted via e-mail or CD.

Illustrations: Illustrations can be submitted electronically as separate TIFF or EPS files (in a Macintosh format if possible), preferably created in Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, CorelDraw and Macromedia Freehand. Files created in Adobe Illustrator, CorelDraw and Macromedia Freehand must be saved as EPS format. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT GRAPHICS SAVED IN WORD DOCUMENTS.

All scanned art should be at least 300 dpi and should be scanned at its true size. A hard copy color printout should accompany all electronic files. Solid black-and-white line art (no gray screens) should be scanned at the highest resolution possible-1200 dpi is ideal-and saved in Bitmap format.

Graphs and/or charts can also be submitted as camera-ready art (laser printout (8 1/2 x 11), one figure to a page). All data used to create graphs or charts should also be provided. Tables should be created in either Microsoft Word or WordPerfect (see format section).

Photography should be submitted as high-resolution (300 dpi) images at a minimum of 4 inches wide, saved as TIF, JPG or EPS files. We can also accept four-color 4 x 6 or larger glossy prints, 35 mm slides, or 4 x 5 color transparencies (positives). Promotional shots of equipment should be avoided. If submitting a photo to be considered for use on the cover, digital images must be 8.125 inches wide by 10.875 inches tall at 300 dpi, saved as JPG, TIF or EPS files. We can also accept 4 x 5 color transparencies or 8 x 10 prints for use on the cover.

Deadlines: Articles are due the first of the month two months prior to the issue, with all text and illustrations as described above (i.e., an article scheduled to run in the April issue would be due February 1). Exceptions to these deadlines will be made at the discretion of the editor.

Department Articles:

Ceramic Industry also publishes several smaller department articles on a monthly basis. These include:

Case Study—This department describes products and services through the eyes of a satisfied customer.

Investing in Ceramics—Has your company expanded? Opened a new facility? Purchased new equipment to increase your service capabilities? Use this department to let ceramic manufacturers know about positive changes in your company.

Ceramic Innovations—Informative briefings covering innovative applications, trends and novel applications for ceramics, glass and more.

Department articles should be under 1,000 words with up to three illustrations. All other guidelines are as described for the feature articles.

Other Editorial Opportunities:

Ceramic Industry publishes the latest company and industry information in News, People, New Products and New Literature. If your company has late-breaking news, new hires or promotions, or new products or literature, send a press release, along with a four-color photo, if available.



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