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Contributing technical papers

EE Times India welcomes technical papers and technology viewpoints from the industry. Technical content helps build engineering expertise in the community. Our aim is to help provide practical design ideas and implementation guidance that result in quick turnaround for current projects and devices.

We do not pay for submitted articles, but we give you and your company full credit in the by-line. Here are the general guidelines for submitting articles.

Join us in serving the engineering community in India. Here some guidelines that will help us work with you.

  1. Editorial, not advertisement
    Your article should focus on providing technical solutions or viewpoints without presenting a promotional pitch for your company or products.
  2. Outline
    Tell us what your article is about by sending an outline. Start by stating your objectives. You would normally have one or two objectives, such as:
    1. To show how to design... or
    2. Emphasize the importance of...
    Follow these objectives with an abstract of what you plan to write. Also, explain why your article will be suitable for India's engineers. Express yourself within 200 words. Send your article proposals to Vivek Nanda ()
    We often receive more articles than we can publish. We select articles based on the informational value to readers. If, for some reason, your article does not fit the editorial focus or the guidelines, we will inform you.
  3. Write the article
    Technical papers should be no more than 2,500 words long with about four figures. If you feel you will exceed this limit or can only contribute less than 1,500 words, let the editor know early in the process. For technology viewpoints, consult the editor on the word length for each topic.
  4. Copyright
    When you submit your article, we assume that it is exclusively for publication by eMedia Asia, the publishers of EE Times India.
    1. Ensure you haven't published or intend to your contribution elsewhere, including your company's website. If your article has been published anywhere, communicate to the editor a written permission from the original publisher.
    2. To avoid confusion on copyright issues, please submit your article to only one publication at a time.
    3. Copyrights to content published on EE Times India are held by eMedia Asia Ltd.
  5. Translations
    If you want your article to be published in China and Taiwan editions, please send us translations after your article has been approved in English. If your original submission is in a language other than English, please send us the English translation.
  6. Scheduling
    EE Times India is an online publication. You can plan your submissions at any time with the editor. Generally, abstracts are received 45 days before the publication date and the deadline for submitting final material is 15 days before publication.
    If, however, you are targeting pan-Asia publication, including print editions for China and Taiwan, send the abstract at least 90 days before the issue date you are targeting (refer to that edition's editorial calendar). The deadline for submitting final copies of technical papers is 60 days before the print issue date.
  7. Checklist of material
    Make sure you have all the material ready to go at one time:
    • An electronic copy of your article in rich-text (*.rtf) or MS Word (*.doc) format. Include references to figures, captions, and sidebars in this file. E-mail this file to our editors.
    • Electronic copies of figures and photographs saved as high-resolution (minimum 132dpi) *.jpg (JPEG) files. If, for some reason, you are unable to provide illustrations in any of the above-mentioned formats, send hard copies of photographs and consult our editors for the other figures (such as block diagrams).
    • The full names, job titles, department, company, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, high-quality photos and short biographies (about 60 words) of the authors. We do not publish your contact details but allow readers to send you messages using an online form. If you prefer readers to send messages to another mailbox, include it and let the editors know. The editors, however, must be able to directly contact the authors.
    • An active voice with a conversational tone will take your article further: use "you", like one engineer talking to another.
    • Illustrate your presentation to attract reader attention. The figures must have descriptive captions.
    • Help readers contact you. Include your e-mail address for interested readers to contact. We do not publish your contact details but allow readers to send you messages using an online form. If you prefer readers to send messages to another mailbox, include it and let the editors know.
    We prefer all material e-mailed to us, but if the file sizes restrict convenient e-mailing (total attachment size is over 2MB), please send them via online services like Dropbox, Box or YouSendIt. Send all material to Vivek Nanda ()
  8. Presentation tips
    • Not all readers may be familiar with the standards, acronyms, or jargon you use. Explain these in a separate box/table.
    • Sometimes, you may require a product-specific application to explain a concept. Highlight this as a real-world example (or reference design) in a sidebar (separate block of text) of a few hundred words. Refer to our guideline on avoiding company/product promotional pitch.
    • Use short sentences—they enhance readability.
    • An active voice with a conversational tone will take your article further: use "you", like one engineer talking to another.
    • Illustrate your presentation to attract reader attention. The figures must have descriptive captions.
    • Help readers contact you. Include your e-mail address for interested readers to contact.

Note: You can submit your company's their latest product application notes for publication. We will write about them and publish them as PDF files without any modification. You do not need to propose product application notes; simply email them. Do include an email address to send reader inquiries. We recommend your closest technical support or sales office mailbox.

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