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Standards Engineering Submission Guidelines
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Share your standards knowledge through publication in the SES Standards Engineering journal.

The SES Standards Engineering publication is the premier publication for standards research, industry news, and best practices. Standards Engineering is indexed by Elsevier and those publishing as a single author meet applicable publication requirements of the SES CStd certification program. Read below for guidelines in submitting your work for consideration.

All article submissions are to be provided to and should contain the following information:

  • Title;
  • Authors and their affiliations;
  • Keywords;
  • Main article text;
  • References;
  • Figure/table captions list in Word document; and
  • Supplement/supporting information if any.

Reference Style: If there are more than 6 authors, the first 6 author names are listed followed by et al.; if there are more than 6 authors/editors, the first 6 author names are listed followed by ‘et al.’ if the author group consists of 6 authors or fewer, all author names should be listed. Please provide the article title in the reference list.

Graphical Figures and Tables: Please provide vector drawings for editing. The requirements on the drawings provided are listed as below: Resolution is 300 dpi at least; the format is emf, wmf, eps, ai, etc. Please provide the reference sources in the figure/table captions, if any.

Conflict of Interest: All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations within three years of beginning the submitted work that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work. Please add a paragraph for ‘Conflict of interest’ in your submission. If there are no conflicts, please write: Authors declare that there are no conflicts of interest.

Publishing Ethics: The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society of society-owned or sponsored journals.

Please note, submission of an article for consideration does not guarantee publication. Submissions are reviewed and selected based on topic, depth of information covered, cohesiveness with other selected articles, and other factors as determined by the SES.