Submit an Article

IAPD members are encouraged to submit educational articles to Performance Plastics. Contributing an article lets you show your expertise to our readers and is an excellent -- and free -- way to market yourself and your company. See the Editorial Calendar for the list of special feature topics for this year.

IAPD Special Feature Article Guidelines

  • Submitted articles must conform to a professional standard as determined by the IAPD editorial staff. All articles are subject to publisher's approval.
  • Articles cannot be accepted which are determined not to be factual in content.
  • Authors who submit articles give IAPD the right to publish their article in Performance Plastics as well as to be posted on IAPD's online archive of published articles.
  • Article content must be informative and/or educational, not merely a commercialized article promoting a company or its products and services.
  • Articles cannot mention trade names or prices.
  • Recommended word count is 800-1,500 words.
  • Photos are recommended and encouraged. Trade names may be used in photo captions.
  • Articles should be e-mailed in a Microsoft Word document to Liz Novak.
  • If digital photos are being used in an article, they must be sent as separate high-res image files, such as .jpeg, .tif, .pdf or .eps file. Photos that have been embedded in Microsoft Word documents are too low-res to print well in the magazine.
  • Articles will be edited for style and readability. Authors will have the opportunity to review a PDF proof of the article prior to printing.


For editorial inquiries, please contact:

Liz Novak, CAE

Senior Director of Marketing and Communications/Editor-In-Chief

Phone: +913.345.1005

For advertising opportunities, please contact:

Darla Hall

Sales Account Executive