Author Guidelines for Submitting Original Articles to FierceElectronics

FierceElectronics publishes insightful, informative, and entertaining articles covering the latest sensor technologies and applications as well as intersecting markets. Articles are published weekly and monthly in our e-newsletters and on our home page and blog pages. These articles are contributed by industry experts from well-established and respected companies as well as emerging innovators and entrepreneurs in the private and educational sectors.

Articles having a tutorial tone that helps readers solve design issues or inspire creativity are the most read. Once archived on our site, they are also the most sought after and referred to over time. Currently, the topics drawing the most attention include:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • Automation and Machine Learning
  • Sensor types and their related applications, i.e., temperature, pressure, position, environmental sensing, etc.
  • Sensor fusion, the integration of diverse sensors on single chips or in one package
  • Internet of Things (IoT), the networking of all devices via the web for limitless applications
  • Data Acquisition and Analysis
  • Automotive applications, particularly autonomous vehicles, radar, LiDAR, LoRA, etc.
  • Optical sensors and all things related to machine vision, displays, image capture, video, recognition, and automation
  • Wearable sensors and electronics including flexible, bendable, and formable devices
  • Medical devices and applications, which are now employing more sensors and sensor types than ever
  • Embedded systems including sensor interfacing, embedded system design, and remote networking of sensors
  • Security and software solutions
  • Energy harvesting and power sourcing strategies
  • Airborne applications involving air travel, space exploration, drones, and unmanned aircrafts
  • Consumer applications
  • Relevant market trends

NOTE: The greater majority of our readers are electronics engineers, designers, EOEMS, and hyper-tech-savvy individuals who are interested in All Things Electronic. Articles should not merely define a technology, e.g., “What is Artificial Intelligence?” Our audience already knows what Artificial Intelligence is, tell them what they can do with it and HOW!

If you have an idea for an article or a completed piece you believe the tech community can’t live without, please follow these guidelines.

Step One

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, Executive Editor, at [email protected] and Matt Hamblen, Editor, at [email protected].

Step Two

After we work out issues with the abstract, create the finished article. The final submission should include:

  • Complete article in Microsoft Word (No PDFs please!), preferably using 12 pt. Times Roman or Arial fonts
  • Minimum word count 800 words, maximum 1,500 to 2,000
  • The beginning of the article must have an engaging headline containing a verb, a deck (short sentence that amplifies the headline), and a brief summary (One to two brief sentences summarizing what the article is about and what it will inform the readers of)
  • Avoid unique or esoteric formatting in the text, i.e., columns, boxes, etc. Save these for the graphics files. Single spacing is highly recommended
  • Graphics and photos must be submitted as separate files and not embedded in the text body
  • Graphics and photos should be JPEGs, 100 dpi or higher (max. 300 dpi) with a minimum pixel width and height of 800 x 400
  • 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, see table 1, in chart 3, etc.
  • A photo of the author is required. A headshot, preferably on a white or light background, JPEG format, 100 dpi min., 800 x 800 minimum
  • The author’s info is required: title, company/organization affiliation, and a brief biography (two-six sentences max). A contact e-mail and/or phone number for reader contact is optional, but recommended

Step Three

A picture is worth a thousand words, so here are a few example articles you can view as models:

Also, important: visit www.fierceelectronics.com each Friday morning for the latest Insight article to stay current with the hottest technologies.