Editorial Submissions to Interference Technology
In over 45 years of publication, Interference Technology has earned a reputation for publishing only the highest quality technical articles that focus on practical and innovative technological developments in the EMC, EMI, and RFI fields. Product designers and EMC/compliance engineers have come to rely on Interference Technology as a source of quality, unbiased, non-commercial technical information.
Interference Technology invites you to submit your timely technical articles for consideration to be published in one of our print or digital media issues. We would consider technical articles, application notes, case studies, and tutorial articles based on all aspects of EMC, EMI, or RFI, in the following categories:
- Product/System Design
- Spectrum Management
- Wireless Interference
Why Write for Interference Technology?
- Pride – To see your work in print is a just reward for a creative person
- Contribution – Well-written technical articles contribute to the total body of knowledge for the EMC community and will potentially help many engineers
- Career enhancement – individuals with published work can enhance their position within their current employer or may help lead to other opportunities
Interference Technology publishes new and innovative technical ideas/subjects of practical use and interest to working product design and EMC or compliance engineers. Prior to sending manuscripts, we recommend sending a one paragraph abstract (high level summary) and detailed outline for any article ideas. Manuscripts should be 2000 – 3000 words and contain 6 to 10 visual aids, such as graphs, drawings, photographs, or tables. Our editorial review board will review abstracts and manuscripts promptly prior to acceptance. Please submit your article to one magazine at a time and be sure it has not been published elsewhere.
Write clearly, just as you would explain the subject to one of your colleagues. Use active, rather than passive voice. Because readers are usually pressed for time, be sure to describe why they should read your article right at the start. Put the most important information in the title and first paragraph. We’ll help you with style, but referring to the Chicago Manual of Style or the IEEE Computer Society’s Style Guide (http://www.computer.org/web/publications/styleguide) would be a big plus.
Text Format: Use Microsoft Word to create the manuscript file and attach the .doc (or docx.) file to an email sent to the Technical Editor (address below). You may also use a standard text editor and send the .txt (or .rtf) file as previously described. The article should be no longer than the equivalent of four to six magazine pages. That translates to about 2000 to 3000 words, with 6 to 10 art elements (figures, tables, photographs, etc.). Remember to include figure references in the text exactly where you want the readers to go to the figure. Don’t forget to include a descriptive caption that makes a point for each figure. Please do not use headers or footers in the document. Submit text and illustrations separately. Master images or graphics should be included in a separate folder from the text file and archived as a .zip file.
Art Format: Art elements (figures, tables, photographs, etc.) should be submitted electronically. We prefer .tif .jpg, or .pdf file formats for print publications. Digital-only publications can also use .png files. Please no .gif files. All files require 300-dpi resolution and sized at least 2 inches on the long side (larger is better) if the art is to be reproduced directly from the file for print publication. Photos of objects should be shot in high-resolution, be evenly lit and placed on non-distracting backgrounds. Number the file names according to Figure/Table number. Typically, images pulled directly from web sites will not have sufficient resolution or size for print media.
We strongly recommend that potential contributors read previous articles prior to submitting an article to get an idea of how these articles are written. Back issues of the Interference Technology may be found here: https://interferencetechnology.com/category/digital-magazines/. Authors whose articles are accepted will have to sign an agreement form and copyright release prior to publication.
Don’t forget to include:
- Author’s full name
- Company’s full name, street address, and Web address
- Author contact information—e-mail address, telephone
- Author’s brief bio information, along with a head and shoulders photo (if available)
Please email your ideas or manuscripts to: [email protected]
Interference Technology looks forward to receiving your contributions!
Editorial Review Board
Dr. Bogdan Adamczyk is a professor and the director of the EMC Center at Grand Valley State University (http://www.gvsu.edu/emccenter/) where he performs EMC precompliance testing for industry and develops EMC educational material. Prof. Adamczyk has over 25 years combined industry and academia experience. He has taught numerous EMC certificate courses for industry. He is an iNARTE certified EMC Master Design Engineer, a founding member and the chair of the IEEE EMC West Michigan Chapter, and a member of the IEEE EMC Society Education Committee. He was a 2016 IEEE EMC Symposium Global University and Fundamentals of EMC instructor. He writes a monthly tutorial article for an EMC trade magazine. Prof. Adamczyk is the author of the textbook “Foundations of Electromagnetic Compatibility with Practical Applications” (Wiley, 2017). He can be reached at [email protected].
Keith Armstrong graduated from Imperial College, London, in 1972 with an Honours degree in electrical engineering. He has been a member of the IEE since 1977, a U.K. Chartered engineer since 1978 and a Group 1 European Engineer since 1988. He founded Cherry Clough Consultants in 1990. Mr. Armstrong can be reached at [email protected].
Daniel Hoolihan is a past president of the IEEE EMC Society. He has been a member of the Board of Directors since 1987 and has held numerous leadership positions in the society. Mr. Hoolihan is also active on the ANSI Accredited Standards Committee on EMC, c64 as Chairman. He was co-founder of Amador Corporation (1984-1995). Mr. Hoolihan can be reached at [email protected].
Mark Montrose is an internationally recognized expert in EMC, as well as a popular author of several textbooks. Mr. Montrose specializes in electromagnetic compatibility and industrial product safety, with over 32 years of EMC experience as a trainer, consultant, systems designer, product engineer, manufacturing engineer and component engineer, as well as regulatory compliance and engineering services management positions.
Mr. Montrose is a current member of the IEEE EMC Society Board of Directors and a past member of the IEEE Board of Directors (2009-2010). He is also the principle consultant of Montrose Compliance Services, Inc. Mr. Montrose can be reached at [email protected].
Henry Ott is President and Principal Consultant of Henry Ott Consultants, an EMC/ESD training and consulting organization located in Livingston, New Jersey. Mr. Ott has literally “written the book” on the subject of EMC, and is considered by many to be the nation’s leading EMC educator. He not only knows the subject, but has the rare ability to communicate that knowledge to others. Mr. Ott has over thirty years of experience in the field of EMC. Mr. Ott can be reached at [email protected].