OBEC “Pushing the Envelope” Magazine – Call for Abstracts
The Ontario Building Envelope Council (OBEC) is excited to be planning the Spring 2024 and Fall 2024 issues of Pushing the Envelope Canada. If you’re a building science specialist with a story to share, please send a short abstract for consideration.
Articles should showcase best practices related to the design, construction, performance, retrofit, and maintenance of the building envelope. They can also include the latest developments related to materials, products, and components associated with building envelopes. Note, articles cannot be product or company promotional. Articles may speak about products but would need to speak to their use, successes, challenges – they cannot “sell” products or services.
OBEC members in good standing will be given preference. Bylines and author bios will be included. Each author may request up to 25 printed copies to share with their networks and clients. Articles must be high-level and of interest to building science experts across Canada.
If you have an article idea that you think could be a fit, please send an outline to Jenna Collignon, editor of the magazine, at email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Abstracts are due December 8, 2023. Include a 50- to 100-word description as well as author(s) contact information.
- You will be notified shortly thereafter if your abstract has been accepted and a full article should be written.
- The deadline for the Spring 2024 issue is February 5, 2024. If your abstract is chosen, you will be given a word count to stick to. (Note: if your article is over word count, it will be edited down.). Fall 2024 deadlines are TBD.
- Photos are welcome. They must be high resolution, 300 DPI, and are subject to approval.
- Articles must not be company or product promotional.
- At the end of the article, include 25-50 words about each author on the byline.
- The publication has the right to pull a finished article if it does not meet expectations, does not follow the abstract outline originally provided, or if it is company- or product-promotional.
- The publication has the right to edit articles for grammar, spelling, etc. A proof will be provided prior to press.
- There may be advertisements placed in / near your article in the final layout. Authors are not able to dictate what ads are placed with their articles unless they have purchased ad space to specifically be placed within their layout.
Thanks for all your help!
Daniel Aleksov, P.Eng., BSS
President, Ontario Building Envelope Council