Medical Electronics Manufacturing
INFORMATION FOR AUTHORS
Scope of Magazine
Medical Electronics Manufacturing is a semiannual magazine written exclusively for engineers and designers of medical electronic devices. The goal of Medical Electronics Manufacturing is to help industry professionals develop, design, and manufacture medical products that comply with complex and demanding regulations and market requirements.
Readers are professional personnel in medical electronic product design, development, manufacturing, quality assurance, purchasing and procurement, and corporate management. Worldwide circulation is approximately 25,000.
Subjects covered include:
Components (ICs, Sensors, etc.) Electronic Design EMI/EMC Embedded PCs Manufacturing/Production Microelectronics/MEMS Electronic Packaging System Architecture Imaging Display Technologies Research & Development Software (including RTOS) Standards and Regulations Testing/Validation
SPRING ISSUE: JANUARY 15
FALL ISSUE: JUNE 1
Requirements for Publication
The publishability of a manuscript in Medical Electronics Manufacturing is determined by a variety of factors. Manuscripts must be clearly directed to Medical Electronics Manufacturing’s readership, must not repeat recent coverage of the same topic, must be sharply focused on a well-defined thesis, and must meet the standards of peer reviewers. When possible, authors should consult with editorial staff before beginning manuscripts. Query letters, summaries, and outlines are welcome.
The appropriate length of submitted manuscripts varies with subject matter and audience. In general, manuscripts addressing topics of broad interest to a wide variety of Medical Electronics Manufacturing readers range from 2000 to 3000 words.
Whenever possible, please submit manuscripts electronically in Microsoft Word format. Files sent via e-mail should not exceed 2 MB. Contact the editor for placing larger files on Canon’s FTP server. Graphics should be contained in files separate from the text file. Acceptable graphics formats include .jpg, .eps, and .tif. Graphics should be 300 dpi at the size they will be printed.
All manuscripts are subjected to double-blind peer review to ensure the quality and relevance of the materials. Manuscripts are also subject to copyediting. Authors are given the opportunity to review and approve or alter the edited draft before publication. On average, submissions require four to six weeks for review and one to three months for publication following review.
1. Manuscripts are accepted for consideration with the understanding that they are unpublished and are not under review elsewhere. 2. While Medical Electronics Manufacturing does not discourage vendors or others engaged in the sale of products or services to our readers from submitting articles for publication, we do ask that authors disclose any financial interest in the material presented and strive to discuss it in a balanced, objective way. 3. No promotion of a specific brand or source of products or services is acceptable. Similarly, efforts to steer readers toward products or services offered by authors must be avoided. 4. Canon Communications LLC assumes the copyright to published manuscripts. 5. Canon Communications LLC assumes no responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts or artwork, although they are accepted for review. Unsolicited materials will not be returned unless accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
1. Tables should be typed on separate, standard-size pages and not included in manuscript copy. 2. Tables should contain only words and common mathematical and technical symbols; art (arrows, etc.) should not be included. 3. Tables should be numbered (Roman numerals) in order of mention and clearly identified on the back. 4. Each must have a brief title or legend; additional information may appear as foot-notes to the table or as discussion in text. 5. Tables should be limited to one per four manuscript pages.
Figures and Illustrations
1. Artwork must be provided on separate pages, must not be included in the manuscript copy and must correspond exactly to the text explanation. 2. Line art, graphs and photographs should be camera-ready. One set of originals is sufficient. 3. Figures should be numbered (Arabic numerals) in order of mention and clearly identified on the back. 4. Each must have a brief title or legend; additional information should appear as discussion in text. 5. Lettering and symbols should be large enough to remain legible after reduction. 6. Figures or illustrations should be limited to one per four manuscript pages. 7. Artwork will returned on request.
References and Bibliographies
1. References should be typed double-spaced on a separate page, should be numbered in the order in which they are mentioned, and should be indicated in text by superscript Arabic numerals. 2. Bibliographies (i.e., suggested readings) are unnumbered and should be organized alphabetically. 3. Use the following styles:
Article in journal—
Ketan Shah et al., "Gas Permeability and Medical Film Products," Medical Plastics and Biomaterials, 4, no. 5 (1998): 52-55.
WS Pietrzak, ML Verstynen, and DR Sarver, "Bioabsorbable Polymer Science for The Practicing Surgeon," Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 8, no. 2, (1997): 87.
Book and book chapter—
AD Russell, "Theoretical Aspects of Microbial Infection," in Sterilization Technology: A Practical Guide for Manufacturers and Users of Health Care Products, ed. Robert F Morrissey and G Briggs Phillips (New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1993), 3–16.
Regina Herzlinger, Market-Driven Health Care: Who Wins, Who Loses in the Transformation of America’s Largest Service Industry (Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1997).
Standards and reports—
Selected ASTM Standards on Packaging, 2nd ed., Philadelphia, American Society for Testing and Materials, 1987.
Human Factors Engineering Guidelines and Preferred Practices for the Design of Medical Devices, AAMI HE-1988, Arlington, VA, Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, 1988.
Proceedings and meeting abstracts—
K Ino et al., "Suppression of Impurity-Backdiffusion in Vacuum Pumping Systems for Ultraclean Low-Pressure Semiconductor Processing," in Proceedings of the 44th National Symposium of American Vacuum Society (San Jose: American Vacuum Society, 1997), 7.
RJ Molinari, "Solid-Phase Synthesis of Small Molecule Drug Libraries Using Second-Generation 96-Well Array Synthesizer" (paper presented at the Second Annual Solid-Phase Synthesis Meeting, Coronado, CA, February 6–7, 1997). (For unpublished proceedings, give city and date of meeting where presentation was made, not the city of the organization’s office. Do not abbreviate month.)
Federal Register, 57 FR:10702
21 USC 551(4)
Community Nutrition Institute v. Young, 818 F2d, 943 (DC Cir 1987).
SMDA, Section 16, amending FD&C Act, Section 503.
Submissions should be directed to:
Medical Electronics Manufacturing
11444 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90064-1549
Thank you for your interest in Medical Electronics Manufacturing, which is read by more than 20,000 professionals who work in product design, development, engineering, manufacturing, and other sectors of the medical electronics industry. Before you begin writing, please take a few minutes to read these guidelines.
When you are writing:
- Avoid cliches.
- Use active instead of passive voice. (For example, rather than writing "This standard was published by ISO in 1996," write "ISO published this standard in 1996.")
- Don’t promote a commercial product, service, or company.
- Avoid excessive jargon, and define the terms you use.
- Ask an objective colleague to read your article and provide feedback.
- Before mailing your article, double-check the facts.
Once we receive your article:
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the typical length of an article?
A useful guideline is 2000-3000 words.
How do I submit electronic images?
Figures should be sent in their original file format (i.e., not as a photo embedded in the article). Graphic images must be at least 2 x 2 inches at 300 dpi. Acceptable formats are .jpg, .eps, or .tif.
How much do you pay for articles?
Like most industry publications, we do not pay for articles from industry experts.
Do I get to see the article before it is printed?
Yes. You will be faxed or e-mailed a galley copy of the edited version to review prior to publication.
Thanks again for your interest in MEM. We look forward to seeing your article.