Contribute to R&D Magazine

R&D Magazine is a research-focused publication geared toward scientists, engineers, staff members at laboratories, and other scientific professionals. Our platforms include our twice-daily e-newsletter R&D Daily, our website, and the print and digital versions of the traditional R&D Magazine.

Often multidisciplinary in nature, our reader’s work focuses on a variety of industries, including physics, chemistry, life science and material science, as well as, energy, environmental issues, and emerging technologies.

In addition to feature articles written by our staff, R&D Magazine is always looking for good story ideas and articles, and welcomes outside contributions. These contributed articles may be published in print, online, or both.

Most articles are technical. Due to the multidisciplinary of the magazine’s readership, articles should be written to be readable and useful to all readers, regardless of their scientific specialty.

Articles should aim to educate the public on a novel idea or technology, discuss an interesting scientific concept or industry trend, or share a viewpoint on a challenge or triumph of a particular industry. Articles can address state-of-the-art scientific and technical advances; how the latest R&D instruments and techniques help researchers work more productively; or important trends in research management in funding and policy.

Articles should be concise and crisply written. Suggested length is between 600 and 1,500 words; however this is flexible and up to editor discretion. Graphics, tables, and photos are encouraged but not required. If included, images must be high-resolution and include a caption and photo credit. 

All articles should be original to R&D Magazine and not been previously published elsewhere. They cannot promote a company or its products/services, but can focus on its contribution to science— how the product has helped researchers and allowed them to perform activities that were previously not possible.

Authors must obtain all necessary approvals and releases from their organization and affiliated partners prior to submission. If images or illustrations were published previously, the author must obtain written permission for re-publication prior to submission.

To submit an article

Prospective authors should email R&D Magazine editor Laura Panjwani at prior to writing the article. Send her an email outlining:

• A suggested title or topic for the article

• A 200-word synopsis or outline of the story idea, indicating its significance and why it should be published in R&D Magazine or in

• A brief biography of the author (and any co-authors), describing his/her training and expertise in the subject area (include name, title, affiliation and location)

The editor will review all submission within one week and may invite the author to prepare a full-length article and discuss a deadline for submission. This invitation to write is not an agreement to publish. Articles are not accepted for publication until a final draft has been edited and approved by the editor. The style, length, format, and technical content of the final article is determined by the editor. Whether the article appears online, in the e-newsletter, in print, or on multiple platforms is up to the editor exclusively.

Suggested Topics

Topics that our readers respond well to include but are not limited to:

3D Printing


Automotive Technology

Battery Technology

Drug Development





Environmental Issues



Space Science/Aerospace Research

Life Science

Material Science



R&D Management


In general, R&D Magazine does not pay contributors for articles, nor does it charge authors to have articles published in the magazine.


All published articles are copyrighted by Advantage Business Media and may only be used for other purposes with written approval of Advantage Business Media/R&D Magazine. You are encouraged to create a link from your website to the online version of your article, but you may not copy the article onto your site without the permission of R&D Magazine.