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Submitting manuscripts to Chemical Engineering

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What we look for

Practical information. First and foremost, our readers look to us for practical information. These individuals want concise factual information that aids in solving real problems. They do not look to us for abstract theoretical treatises, vague general discussions or reviews of previously published material. In other words, we prefer and accept “how to” articles rather than purely descriptive ones. Most of our articles fit in one of the following categories:

• Process equipment selection, design or specification

• Plant operations and maintenance

• Process and equipment optimization

• Economic evaluation

• Project management

• Regulatory compliance and safety considerations

Broadly applicable. CE articles should appeal to a relatively wide section of our readers, who are chemical engineers working throughout the chemical process industries, as opposed to just one sector of them.

Non-promotional. Outside authored articles must make no mention of nor show favoritism toward specific products or vendors.

Exclusive. We only publish manuscripts that are offered to us exclusively. In other words, submit your manuscript to only one magazine at a time!


How to submit your idea

Manuscripts should be emailed to manuscripts@chemengonline.com

Artwork. Please include all artwork and tables with your manuscript and obtain any necessary legal clearance beforehand. Photographs must be at least 300 dpi or greater.

Length.We generally look for manuscripts in the 2,000–5,000 word range.

Date.The timing depends on what your schedule allows.


Questions to consider as you write

• Is the idea or manuscript timely or interpretive, rather than just a rehash of old material?

• Is the idea or manuscript aimed at helping the non-specialist become conversant with the subject, rather than being written for another expert?

• Does the material help readers in decision-making, in technical administration, or in policy formulation?

• Will it enable readers to accelerate their professional development?

If so, then you’re on the right track.

For more on what we look for and the value of writing for a publication, see www.chemengonline.com/editorial_submissions.html

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