FPE Magazine

QTedssqMRqKej2xKaWzSSFPE’s flagship publication, Fire Protection Engineering magazine (ISSN 1524-900X), is the only magazine written for and by fire protection engineers and is available exclusively to SFPE members.

Published quarterly, Fire Protection Engineering is packed with up-to-date articles on the latest technologies and trends, and is available via digital format (member login required) to enable you anytime access to the content.

The mission of Fire Protection Engineering is to advance the practice of fire protection engineering and to raise its visibility by providing information to fire protection engineers and allied professionals. The opinions stated are those of the individual authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SFPE.

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Submission Guidelines

You are invited to submit articles that:

  • Provide information about new fire protection design methods;
  • Describe use of the latest fire protection technologies;
  • Examine current code-related issues; or
  • Improve readers' professional knowledge and marketability.

Fire Protection Engineering will consider timely, authoritative feature articles covering the following topics:

  • Building systems
  • Codes & standards
  • Education
  • Egress
  • Fire detection and signaling systems
  • Fire dynamics
  • Fire testing
  • Hazardous materials
  • Human behavior in fires
  • Industrial fire protection
  • Licensure and professional issues
  • Models
  • Performance-based design
  • Process safety
  • Risk analysis
  • Research
  • Smoke control
  • Special hazard fire suppression
  • Structural fire protection
  • Transportation
  • Water supplies
  • Water-based suppression

The following types of articles will be considered:

  • Full features (approximately 3,000 words in length)
  • Short features and detailed case studies (approximately 2,000 words in length)
  • Short case studies (approximately 500 words in length)

The magazine will also consider news releases concerning issues, trends, events, and research affecting the profession.

To be considered for publication, articles submitted should be free of commercial bias and should provide fresh insights that are sound and relevant to practicing fire protection engineers. Articles should describe problems and solutions from which readers can learn. Descriptions of solutions should clearly communicate lessons learned-how-to insights deduced from experience and explained through examples.

Authors are asked to comply with the Style Sheet for Fire Protection Engineering. Articles submitted should cite authoritative references whenever applicable.

All articles accepted will be reviewed by the magazine's editorial board. Authors will be asked to respond to any comments that are provided by members of the editorial board. All articles accepted will be published with the understanding that publication has been approved by the necessary authority.

Send Your Articles to:
Glynis Thompson, PE
Technical Editor 
Fire Protection Engineering Magazine