Editorial Calendar

Control Engineering is dedicated to providing quality content to our print and online readers of more than 140,000 audience members. Contributing editorially is an opportunity for you to promote your past work and to provide valuable insights to our audience. By submitting objective, educational articles that solve engineering challenges, you can showcase your expertise while helping to educate your peers.

If you'd like to submit an article to be considered for print publication it'll be due 45 days before the first day of the scheduled issue month. For example, if you'd like for your article to be considered for the December issue it'd be due on October 15.

With each submission the author(s) will be required to complete the Author Agreement before the CE team can accept and evaluate the article. All submitted articles will be reviewed and then posted on CE's website. The article with the highest quality of content/information may be selected for print publication.

Below are the upcoming (yet tentative) topics to be covered in the print issues of Control Engineering magazine. You are welcome to pitch topics or further discuss a topic with a CE team member. Please contact Amanda McLeman, amcleman(at)cfemedia.com or 630-571-4070 x2209, for more details.

You are also welcome to submit other types of content, such as videos, case studies and images based on the topics below (or a pitched topic). If you are ready to submit your article upload it here: www.controleng.com/how-to-submit


Browse topics by category

The five parent categories below are covered by Control Engineering on a continuing basis, both in print and online.

Control Systems
DCS, PACs & PLCs, loop control, PID, embedded, machine and motion control, instrumentation, sensors, I/O and vision
Networking & Information
Ethernet, wireless, HMI, historians, alarm management, simulation, safety, asset management, cyber security, industrial IT, and enterprise-level functions
Control Equipment & Energy
Motors, controllers, drives, robotics, mechatronics, motion control, energy efficiency, and related components
Education, People & Resources
System integrators, consultants, regulations and standards, training, evaluating and motivating, resources, service

Applied Automation

Applied Automation is the premier title serving manufacturing and utilities.

This bimonthly supplement to Control Engineering and Plant Engineering emphasizes how automation, instrumentation, and control theories, techniques, and best practices are applied to help engineers solve problems on the plant floor. Applied Automation was created to help discrete and process manufacturers - as well as utilities - increase capacity, enhance design and production, improve efficiency, increase profitability, and avoid regulatory consequences.

View the upcoming editorial topics for Applied Automation.


All upcoming topics for both Control Engineering and Applied Automation