Editorial Guidelines: How You Can Contribute
MoldMaking Technology readers enjoy technical, how-to and tip-oriented pieces that give them an inside look at current moldmaking equipment, services, technologies, strategies and trends. Types of feature articles that will be considered include feature articles, case studies, profiles and tips.
MoldMaking Technology readers enjoy technical, how-to and tip-oriented pieces that give them an inside look at current moldmaking equipment, services, technologies, strategies and trends.
Options and Guidelines for Contributing Material
- Features—Features are the primary editorial content of the magazine. Features often include detailed explanations of processes or technologies that could positively impact a mold manufacturer’s business. Contributors should consult the editors prior to submission of potential feature material. Also, see the MMT editorial calendar for upcoming scheduled emphasis topics.
- Case Studies—While articles should not be blatantly promotional, case studies are a great way to showcase technology benefits by sharing a customer’s practical use of, and experience with, a service or product.
- Profiles—A profile provides a brief but focused view inside a moldmaking company and highlights a specific technology and/or capability that makes the moldmaker a valuable supplier to its customers. Typically, profiles are published in a structured Q&A format, and they are an excellent way for mold manufacturers to promote their services to potential customers.
- Tips—Do you have a valuable “how-to” tip to share? Do you have extensive experience with solving issues that many moldmakers or molders face? That’s what our Tip provides—a forum in which to share your expertise and “lessons-learned” with fellow mold builders, using real-world examples and supporting data.
E-mail the appropriate editor with your content suggestions and topics, product/new releases and any images, captions and videos. Be sure to include contact names and details, and any relevant citations and image accreditation. Article length is typically 800 to 1,500 words, plus a few visuals (images, figures, charts, sidebars and so on). Tips are limited to 500 words plus one image.
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