|Technical Paper||Feature Paper|
|Length?||Between 3,000 - 5,000 words||Between 2,000 - 3,000 words|
|Printed Abstract and Keywords?||Yes||No|
|Peer-Reviewed?||Yes: rigorous technical review by an Associate Technical Editor and at least two additional peer reviewers.
||Yes: a less-rigorous, generally faster review by either one Associate Technical Editor or three peer reviewers.
|Purpose?||Constitute thorough, original contributions to the applied science of NDT.
||Examines the use of NDT in a specific application or in the context of a particular industry, standard, or event.
|Details?||Generally more research and experimentation based, so should include findings, results, and data.
||Can also include articles on history, trainings, or education related to NDT
Back to Basics articles are considered feature articles. They are tutorial or introductory pieces written to introduce a topic to the reader or to provide a refresher. No prior knowledge (except a general understanding of NDT) from the reader should be assumed. Submissions should follow the same guidelines as a standard feature article.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Jill Ross, the Editor for Materials Evaluation, by email at email@example.com or by phone at 1-800-222-2768 x207.