How to contribute

Content For Engineers. That’s what CFE Media stands for, and what CFE Media is all about – engineers sharing with their peers. We welcome content submissions for all interested parties in engineering. We will use those materials online, on our website, in print and in e-newsletters to keep engineers informed about the products, solutions and industry trends.

CFE Media is the publisher of Consulting-Specifying Engineer, Control Engineering, and Plant Engineering magazines, along with the Applied Automation and Pure Power supplements.

Marketing and press releases

Press/news releases:
Releases should cover new products, company news, major company acquisitions or appointments or other newsworthy matters. Word documents are best; PDF documents do not allow us to convert the copy to a format from which we can publish. Send content to:

Products: Product releases should include complete company contact information, a description of the product and its capabilities, and a color photo whenever possible.

If you’d like a press release to appear in more than one CFE Media content site, please note that on the release. That way, you’ll only need to send it once.

Editorial submissions

Bylined feature articles:
 Bylined features MUST be unique to CFE Media; that is, it must not have been published elsewhere. A contributed license form must be completed before publication. Articles should be discussed with the appropriate content manager before submission. We will, however, consider articles submitted on spec. All submitted articles will be evaluated and must meet all the criteria above before use.

Photographs or other graphics:
Photographs should be at least 300 dpi, JPEG or TIFF formats, and about 1 MB in size. Diagrams, schematics, and charts can be submitted in any format, and may be redrawn at the editor’s discretion. 

Case studies: These are specific problem/solution or thought leadership pieces covering industry trends. They need not be unique to CFE Media, but must meet the above criteria for bylined articles and do require a contributed license form to be completed. PDFs are acceptable for online use; a Word document is preferred for print use.

Overall guidelines

CFE Media cannot accept content with requirements:

  1. To include a disclaimer or other legal notice from the company providing the content that must be included in the text; or

  2. To secure separate permission to reuse or repurpose content after its initial use. Content cannot be restricted, and must be submitted with permission that is without such a limitation.

For full contributor guidelines click here.