Technical Articles

Submitting Technical Articles

Global SMT & Packaging focuses on a mixture of solution-led technical articles, op-ed columns and news items. Technical articles should inform and assist our readers in such a way that they learn how to improve their quality and reliability, increase their yield or save cost in their manufacturing facility.

Please have your colleagues thoroughly proof the article before you submit it to the editor.


We firmly believe that if a reader is interested in a technical article, he wants all the facts and we therefore try not to limit the length of articles. As a guide we would suggest that articles should not exceed 4,000 words, less 150 words per graph, image or table. If you need more space, then, subject to agreement with the editor, we will serialize the article over two or more issues.


The title should describe the thrust of the article, accurately, concisely and free from any commercial name, term or bias. The title should not exceed 8 words in length.

Keywords and Tags

Up to 8 Keywords or #tags should be provided that accurately describe the subject matter contained in the article.


Supporting images, graphs and tables should be sent as separate 300dpi jpeg files. We also accept Adobe Photoshop (PSD), EPS, TIFF and Adobe Illustrator files.


In the first instance, please submit an Abstract (60 - 100 words) describing the article, it's contents and conclusions. Text should be submitted in MS Word with 1.5 line spacing.

Author's details

The first name, last name, qualification, company/institute name, city and country of up to two principal authors should appear on the line below the title. A professional, head and shoulders photo should also be provided, where possible as a 300dpi jpeg file.​

Body Text

Articles should be structured with an introduction, middle and conclusion and be supported by credible graphs, tables and images.


References are encouraged and give the reader a guide as to how well researched the article has been, over what period of time and from how many geographical, academic and industry-related sources. Where possible, please submit References in Harvard style.