Digi-Key's Call for Papers

At Digi-Key, we welcome article submissions from our readers, licensed partners, and industry experts. We will review each submission and determine its suitability for our online Article Library. Our editors will work diligently through every stage of the submission process to ensure a smooth workflow and the best presentation of articles accepted.

*Articles with global or country-specific relevancy will be considered for the international Article Library site.

2014/2015 Call for Papers Schedule Publication Date Submission Deadline
Q2 - Internet of Things Security: As the Internet of Things (IoT) expands, there is growing concern over how to safeguard the massive amount of data transmitted and the proprietary designs associated with these IoT devices. RF security – Wireless data encryption techniques April February 3, 2015
Hardware security – On-chip security including anti-tamper capabilities May March 3, 2015
Access Control – From device authentication to firewalls June April 7, 2015
Q3 – High Reliability: There are many applications where part failures could result in personal injury or property damage. These applications require reliable, robust components to ensure proper operation. Industrial Controls – Equipment automation, machine vision and heavy machinery controls July May 5, 2015
Medical – Applications that monitor patient vital signs August June 2, 2015
Automotive Electronics – Extended temperature range connected car, autonomous vehicles, and vibration resistant applications September July 7, 2015
Q4 – Smart Energy: With energy conservation concerns on the rise, there are several initiatives underway in the area of Smart Energy that target reducing energy consumption. Smart Grid – Automated power distribution controls to improve efficiency and reliability October August 4, 2015
Building Automation – Automated control of heating, ventilation, lighting and other systems to improve comfort, energy efficiency, and operating costs November September 1, 2015
Smart Homes – Home automation including centralized control of lighting, HVAC, appliances, security locks of gates and doors and other systems and sensors to provide convenience, comfort, energy efficiency and security December October 6, 2015

Note: If you have an idea for an article that is not part of this theme, please send a brief article abstract for consideration to tzcontent@digikey.com.

Article Submission

Articles and white papers can be e-mailed to us at tzcontent@digikey.com.
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Article Guidelines

  • Digi-Key prefers submitted content to be unique, used only for Digi-Key’s online Article Library.
  • Digi-Key prefers content be submitted in English.
  • Articles MUST discuss parts in Digi-Key's inventory. This means Digi-Key must have stock or be receiving stock soon.
  • Articles and summaries should be original content. Plagiarized content will be declined if permission is not received to reprint that content or if the source is not cited. If a source is used, that source must be cited within the article or within the footnotes at the end of the article.
  • For authored content, written permission is required from the original source to eliminate any potential plagiarism and copyright infringement issues (specifically charts, graphs, pictures, quotes, and IP specific to a technology or product – e.g. code snippets). Re-writing a supplier’s article will need to be authorized by the original author to eliminate anything that may be perceived as misrepresentation of the author’s intent for the meaning of the article.
  • Technology being written about must not be more than 2 years old. Note: Articles on older technology may be acceptable, but the article must be written recently.
  • Articles should not contain comparison of Digi-Key suppliers ranking one as better than the other. Such comparisons will be removed from the article/s in question.
  • Keywords and URLs linked in the article should be provided at the top before main body of article.
  • If a link to a URL is included in the article, ensure that the URL is still active and contains the information pertinent to the subject it references.
  • Opinions within articles should be limited to personal experience when using a product or working on a product. Opinions regarding specific suppliers will be removed from the article(s) in question. Articles should not contain comparisons of Digi-Key suppliers ranking one as better than the other. Such comparisons will be removed from the article(s) in question.
  • Suggested article length is greater than 1500 words.
  • Figures or images should be no larger than 600 pixels wide and 96 dpi.