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Author guide

Article submission guidelines.


Please ensure that all articles are submitted in a timely manner.

The current deadline for submissions to issue 27 (Summer 2015) is 12:00 (GMT), Thursday 2 April, 2015.

You can also view a full list of planned issue deadlines below:



Please send the complete text and images to the contact below, copying in your account manager /regional development manager to that email. 


Job Function: Partner News editorial team

Editorial policy

We invite quality and original contributions which will interest the audience of the magazine which includes the IET’s Partners in the global spheres of business, academia and armed forces. The editorial policy of Partner News is to therefore ensure that each issue’s content is relevant to this audience.

Your account manager / regional development manager will be able to provide you with specific guidance on your article if necessary. Please ensure that they are aware of the subject matter on which you are intending to write as soon as it has been decided. Wherever relevant, the author should make reference to their business relationship with the IET.

Please review the IET strategy for the 21st Century for further information.

Article content


This should be arranged in the following order:

  • Title - the title should be brief but informative;
  • Author(s) details - name in full, job title, organisation, telephone number and email address;
  • Main text - this should commence with an introduction, providing readers with a sense of purpose and content for the article.

The text should be typed in clear and understandable English, with pages numbered consecutively, and limited in length to:

  • Half page - 200 - 250 words;
  • Full page - 300 - 350 words.

The following are some general pointers for consideration when putting together the text:

  • Consider your audience: what impression do you want to convey to the reader? Want do you want them to do?;
  • Don’t forget the four w's: who, what, why and when;
  • Modulise your information where possible – each paragraph should focus on a specific topic;
  • Keep sentences concise and don’t write too technically.


  • Images should be good quality (high-res TIFF or JPEG files of at least 300 dpi);
  • Supply two where possible;
  • Provide a caption for each image and indicate if any image crediting is required.

IET Policy: Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults

Any photography of children or vulnerable adults needs to comply with the Data Protection Act [new window] and the IET Data Protection Policy. Written consent to take photographs of children and to subsequently use/reproduce those photographs should be obtained from the relevant parent or guardian or, in the case of school groups, the relevant school authority. Templates for photography consent forms are available. Please contact your account manager for further details.

Additional notes

The author, where appropriate, must obtain full permission to publish the article, including permission to use any material (including images) protected by copyright.

While contributors may wish that their submission is printed as supplied, the IET reserves the right to change and amend all submissions in order to meet the editorial policy.

Although all reasonable effort will be made to include every submitted article within the given publication, should there be an excess, the editor will have the final decision on priority of inclusion.