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ISPE is a member association and we rely on our members to submit their best work to us, to share their technical knowledge with the industry at large. Whether you write a short blog or submit an article to the magazine, there are many opportunities to share your knowledge and expertise.

Pharmaceutical Engineering® Magazine

Pharmaceutical Engineering is always looking for articles! You can submit different types of articles, ranging from an opinion piece to a technical article.

What Types of Articles Is Pharmaceutical Engineering Looking For?

  • Guest editorial: ≤ 1,000 words
    Short, thought-provoking articles that provide a personal perspective on contemporary issues, hot topics, or controversies.
  • Perspective/feature: ≤ 1,500 words, approx. 2 graphics
    Recent industry developments, strategic issues, technical developments, trends, or innovative solutions. These articles should stimulate debate, present new models or hypotheses, speculate on the meaning and interpretation of new data, or outline suggestions for future experiments.
  • Technical article: 5,000 words, approx. 5 graphics
    Define and demonstrate global best practices in engineering and design, product development, technology transfer, manufacturing process development and scale-up, commercial manufacturing, quality and compliance, and product life cycle management.
  • Case study: 4,000 words, approx. 5 graphics
    New approaches to industry problems. Describe the method, process, and technology; discuss any challenges encountered; and provide a balanced comparison of this approach vs. other more established methods.
  • Research article: 5,000 words, approx. 5 graphics
    Innovative methods and techniques covering any aspect of the pharmaceutical industry. Must emphasize scientific rigor and reproducible results, with conclusions supported by adequate evidence.

Original Content
Pharmaceutical Engineering publishes original content only, so if your article has been submitted to other publications or has already appeared on your web site, we cannot consider it.

Peer Review
All subject-matter content for the magazine undergoes peer review by the Editorial Review Board.

Revisions and Acceptance
After peer review and any required revisions by the reviewers, authors are notified about whether their article has been accepted.

Open Access Program
Starting with the November-December 2019 issue of Pharmaceutical Engineering, a limited number of articles are “unlocked” for access by any visitor to the web site. If you would like your article to be considered for Open Access, please indicate this when you submit the manuscript for consideration.

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Questions about Pharmaceutical Engineering Article Types or Where Your Article Could Fit?

Please contact Susan Sandler, Senior Director, Editorial.
Want more information? Access the full Pharmaceutical Engineering Author Guidelines and Author Checklist.

iSpeak Blog

With a short lead time to publish and no editorial calendar, the ISPE blog, iSpeak, is a great opportunity to publish content that has a wide appeal to the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry. Blog content includes interviews, opinion pieces, technical content, checklists, how tos, series, etc. Guidelines include:

  • Minimum 700 words
  • Focused topic, keyword, or phrase
  • Supported multimedia options include images, charts, video, infographics, etc.
  • Byline including headshot, name, title, and company

Submit Blog 

Questions about iSpeak?

Please contact  iSpeak@ispe.org.