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At SME Media we have many opportunities to communicate your message to an audience of manufacturing professionals in the aerospace and defense, motorized vehicle, medical and industries.

SME_Media_COLOR.pngPlease keep in mind that the final deadline for a printed magazine or yearbook issue is 6 weeks prior to publication, so if you’d like to be considered for a particular issue, you should propose your idea at least three months in advance of publication.

Please see our list of products and communications opportunities below:

Manufacturing Engineering Magazine

Manufacturing Engineering magazine reaches a qualified circulation of more then 90,000, is available in print and for free online and through an ITunes App. ME is a thought leader in advanced manufacturing processes, technologies and strategies. The magazine covers a wide spectrum of topics, from metalworking to 3D printing.

To contribute:

Editorial Feature – If you’d like to be considered for an editorial feature, please look at our editorial calendar and email arooks@sme.org a short 200-word pitch on why you should be considered.

Shop Solutions — Case studies that illustrate how the latest technologies are helping manufacturers and shops of all sizes expand capacity, meet quality and productivity requirements, and improve their manufacturing processes. Requirements include interviews of personnel at an end user company, such as a machine shop. The end user company details a manufacturing challenge or problem that is solved by the use of products and technology from a supplier whose capabilities are profiled. Length: 1000-1300 words. Images should be action shots of shop floors, products, and personnel involved in the case study.

Advanced Manufacturing Now – In this new monthly magazine column, we address modern manufacturing processes, technologies and strategies. These columns are 600 words and are authored by a technical or thought leader, whose portrait runs with the column. If you would like to be considered as an author for this column, please email arooks@sme.org a short 200-word pitch about why you should be considered.

Viewpoints – In this regular magazine column, we feature a one-page column by a high-level expert about a high-level topic in the manufacturing industry. It can address issues such as the economy, major trends sweeping through industry, such as reshoring, workforce challenges, etc. These columns are 600 words and are authored by a technical expert, whose portrait runs with the column. If you would like to be considered as an author for this column, please email arooks@sme.org a short 200-word pitch about why you should be considered.

Product Previews – In this section of the monthly magazine, we feature the release of new manufacturing equipment, tools, technologies, software and more. Please send a standard press release announcing your new product to editorial@sme.org and please include a high-resolution photograph of your new product if possible. Inclusion of product previews in the monthly magazine is at the discretion of the editor.

Advanced Manufacturing Website

Our website content mirrors our articles and features from our magazine, yearbooks and other media products. But it also has distinct content not found elsewhere, for which we take contributions:

Viewpoints Blog – An extension of our popular magazine column, this is a short column (500-700 words) that addresses a topic in the advanced manufacturing sector. Content we will consider for this space include manufacturing processes, technologies, strategies and challenges. Generally speaking, we do not cover labor, tax or manufacturing policy issues.

NewsDesk – This is an area where we cover breaking news in the advanced manufacturing sector, such as mergers and acquisitions, high-level personnel changes, awards and anniversaries and other interesting news items. To be considered, send a standard press release to editorial@sme.org.

Industry Yearbooks

Industry Yearbooks are authoritative products delve into manufacturing in the Aerospace & Defense, Motorized Vehicles and Energy industries. The yearbooks reach specific manufacturing professionals in those key critical parts-making sectors.

The Industry Yearbooks feature five distinct kinds of articles:

Overview Features – Offer an authoritative look at the status of the entire industry (Ex: Aerospace & Defense; Energy) or a significant section of the industry (Missiles and Space; Oil and Gas), with supporting data in the form of charts and graphs.

Outlooks – A one-page column by a high-level expert about a high-level topic in the manufacturing industry. It can address issues such as the economy, major trends sweeping through industry, such as reshoring, workforce challenges, etc. These columns are around 630 words and are authored by a thought leader, whose portrait runs with the column.

TechViews – A one-page column by a high-level expert about an emerging or about-to-emerge technology that will or should have notable impact on manufacturing in the subject industry. These columns are around 630 words and are authored by a technical expert, whose portrait runs with the column.

Case Studies – These describe how a specific company is using a novel manufacturing technology or process in service of the Yearbook’s subject industry. These are between 1300 – 1800 words and include photography.

White Papers – Authored by a technical expert the white paper describes a novel manufacturing technology or process that is of use to the Yearbook’s subject industry. These are between 1300 – 1800 words and include graphics.

Workforce – These look at worker-related issues in the yearbook’s subject industry, from labor issues to training and education to offshoring/reshoring topics. They are either about 630 words (one publication page) or about 1300 words (two or three publication page).

If you are interested in pitching any of these, please contact the yearbook editor,  Alan Rooks (arooks@sme.org) directly.

Technical Papers

Sharing your experience and insights in a written technical paper helps record manufacturing knowledge for use by practitioners and researchers. It also helps experts connect with the right resources. Authoring a paper is a personal point of pride and gains recognition for your organization’s technology innovations and research. Papers considered for addition to SME’s 18,000-document collection should be noncommercial, interesting, clear and balanced, in a research-oriented or case-study style. For the author guide and more information, send an email to editorial@sme.org with “Technical Papers” in the subject line.

Custom Media

By tapping into SME and SME Media’s database of over 1 million names, SME Media can send custom electronic or print content to any segment size of the manufacturing universe.  Whether it be a 8-page custom supplement of content developed by Manufacturing Engineering’s editorial team to our over 90,000 Manufacturing Engineering Magazine subscribers or a Custom eNotifier to 10,000 email addresses selected from highly-targeted demographics. SME Media has ability to deliver to your selected audience.  For more information on Custom Media solutions for sharing your content, send an email to mabdullah@sme.org.

Social Media

Yes, we are active on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn and YouTube. Tweet us @MfgEngNews if you have information you’d like us to consider sharing on our @MfgEngNews Twitter feed, which has more than 7,000 followers, or on Facebook or YouTube.

Pre-Publication Review – Our Policy

At SME Media, we provide the opportunity for pre-publication review of provided content as well as source interviews in our products, which includes our highly respected Manufacturing Engineering magazine.

We do this for one reason: to make every effort to ensure that the highly technical content we provide is accurate.

If you would like to review content before publication that involves you or your company, you must make this request to the editor managing your particular project.

If you have suggested changes to the article that improves the accuracy or clarity of the piece, they must be provided in writing to the editor by the deadline provided.

When you make a suggested change, we may or may not adopt that change based on our own style rules and other factors. For example, it is our style to only allow for full capitalization of company names when the name is an actual acronym.

Please keep in mind that we offer pre-publication review as a courtesy that enhances our ability to provide accurate content.

If you have any concerns or issues related to information you have contributed to an article, please contact Editor in Chief Alan Rooks at arooks@sme.org or 847-239-0070.

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