Article Guidelines

The Lube editorial team is always looking for contributors to provide well-balanced exclusive original articles on subjects relevant to the industry.  Please see the editorial schedule for a list of forthcoming features.

As well as articles and features, the following regular sections are published in Lube magazine and offer the opportunity to submit copy under specific sections and with varying word count.

Lube Magazine SectionDescriptionWord Count (approximate)Image
Main and supporting featureA bespoke informative article on specified feature500-1500 wordsGraphic, images,
infographics to be included
View point page – Reader’s LettersOpportunity to write a letter to comment, ask a question, air a view etc75 wordsNo image required
Industry NewsOpportunity to submit short piece of company, product, personnel information100 wordsImage/logo optional
Lube TechTechnical piece making up the centre-fold of Lube magazine.  A technical problem is resolved – question posed and solution offered. To be non-promotional.2000-3000 wordsInfographics/graphs/images
Talking HeadsTwo industry professionals from same or different organisation offer different viewpoints on the same question550 words each opinionImage optional
Professional DevelopmentArticle about training schemes, professional development programmes offered by a company or a viewpoint on this subject550-750 wordsPreferable but not essential
Local ReportA report on a particular country or region550 wordsNo image required
InterviewAn interview on the back page of the magazine 550 wordsHeadshot photograph

Please submit copy, preferably an MS-Word document attached to an email to editor@ukla.org.uk

Copyright of articles/features published in Lube magazine passes to the UKLA, unless the author has agreed prior arrangements with the editor of Lube magazine. PDF copies of articles can be provided but are charged for. These have to be cross referenced to appearing in Lube magazine.