Author Guidelines for Submitting Articles to Signal Integrity Journal

Editorial CalendarAs a sister publication to the Microwave Journal, the Signal Integrity Journal continues the tradition of publishing only the highest quality Technical articles, tutorials and application notes that focus on new and innovative solutions in signal integrity, power integrity, and/or EMC/EMI fields. Signal Integrity Journal aims to be a source of quality, unbiased, non-commercial technical information for engineers.

Editorial themes cover best design practices, new technology or material options, simulation and measurement tools or application case studies. Download our Editorial Calendar Kit.

Articles with a product or commercial focus may be accepted, but will appear in a separate section, not to be confused with problem-solution focused pieces. This distinction sets a high standard for our readers.

To see one's work published online or in print is the rightful reward of every creative engineer and scientist; however, this reward carries with it some profound obligations toward the readers. The published work must be original, significant, and well written.

While the work that most authors submit for publication satisfies the first two requirements, authors often are too involved in the substance of their work to concentrate on its form. Since the choice and sequence of words are the only means of communicating to the reader, we have composed these guidelines to help make communication as effective as possible.

► A Technical Article should be between 1,000 and 3,000 words. The article can contain mathematical formulas, any derivations of which should be placed in appendices. Images (up to 8) can be pictures or illustrative graphics such as cutaways, schematics and graphs. All graphics should be high quality, high-resolution (300+ dpi) images in jpg format.

► Submit the text and illustrations separately (no pictures or graphs embedded in the text). The text should be a Word Document and each image must be an individual file. To clarify how the illustrations fit into the text please reference all figures including appropriate and concise captions.

► An article in Signal Integrity Journal need not contain material never described before. The criteria for publication are that the article be useful for practicing engineers, and that it is significant before publication. It should contain appropriate design information or rationale, pictures, graphics, simulations or measured data. Tutorials and application notes are also accepted on certain subjects but must be non-commercial in nature.

► Papers will undergo a review procedure by the Signal Integrity Journal Editorial Advisory Board. Authors will be informed about the status of their papers as soon as possible but the review process typically takes 3-6 weeks. Publication times vary depending on the backlog of articles.

► Authors whose papers have been accepted for publication are asked to submit a head-and shoulder image and a short professional biography of each author.

For additional suggestions to help your writing, take a look at the Blog Post, “Guidelines for Technical Writing Learned the Hard Way From Many Great Editors” written by the Signal Integrity Journal Editor, Eric Bogatin.

Overall a Technical Article published in Signal Integrity Journal has to be significant, substantial and of general interest to the magazine’s readership.

Technical articles with a product or commercial focus may also be accepted for publication if their content will help readers be aware of available engineering solutions. Before you start your piece, be very clear which sort of article you are writing: problem-solution focused or product-commercial focused. The Editorial Advisory Board will make the final decision about the most appropriate category for your piece.

If you are interested in submitting an article to Signal Integrity Journal, please email