ISE (formerly Industrial Engineer) Magazine FAQs

How do I subscribe to ISE?

It's as easy as becoming a member of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers. ISE is the official member magazine of IISE and just one benefit of membership to the professional association. Click here for a membership application.

For an institutional subscription to ISE, contact IISE Member and Customer Support, (800) 494-0460, (770) 449-0460.

How can I get a back issue of ISE (formerly Industrial Engineer and IIE Solutions)?

Back issues can be purchased for $11 plus shipping and handling per issue. To order, contact IISE Member and Customer Support, (800) 494-0460, (770) 449-0460.

I moved. Where do I send a change-of-address notification so I don't miss any issues?

Update your member record online and the change will be effective immediately. 

I'd like to write an article for ISE. What's the process?

Anyone can submit an article for review by the editors of ISE. If your story is still in the conceptual state, email a synopsis or outline of your article idea to managing editor Keith Albertson. If the article is already written, email the story to him at the same address.

Feature articles are 2,500 to 4,000 words in length and should focus on industrial engineering issues, problems, and solutions, as well as recent developments and research that have a significant impact on the practice of industrial and systems engineering. Articles based on experience, those that take a 'how-to' tone, and those that provide thoughtful analysis of the state of technology are favored.

For additional details, refer to the author guidelines.

Where do I send a letter to the editor for publication in the magazine?

Send letters electronically to managing editor Keith Albertson or by mail to Keith Albertson, ISE, 3577 Parkway Lane, Suite 200, Norcross, GA 30092. All correspondence to the editor will be considered for publication in the magazine. Letters from anonymous authors will not be considered for publication, but the editor will consider requests to print a letter with the author's name withheld. Letter writers must include their city and state of residence or employment. (Place of employment and title are optional.) Please limit letters to 300 words.

I live outside the United States. Why does it take so long for me to receive my copy of ISE?

There is often a delay of six to eight weeks for magazines delivered outside the United States due to postal service processes. Members and subscribers outside the United States can elect to have their magazines delivered by airmail each month. There is an additional charge for this service. Airmail delivery takes approximately one and a half to two weeks. To order airmail delivery, contact IISE Member and Customer Support, (800) 494-0460, (770) 449-0460.

Can I photocopy articles from the magazine?

The content of ISE (formerly Industrial Engineer) and Industrial Management, whether in print or on the web, is copyrighted by the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers. Contact the Copyright Clearance Center at For assistance, call toll-free 1-855-239-3415 or email

What's the cost of advertising in ISE?

Click here to go to the online media kit for details. Files are required to be in Adobe InDesign 2.0 or higher version. These files must contain all support graphics and fonts. Ads must be checked and finalized by the advertiser prior to submission to ensure inclusion of all necessary files. A color proof and laser proof must be submitted with the ad. The deadline for ad materials is the 9th of the month prior to the publication date. If you have additional questions, contact

I sent a press release to the editor and would like to find out if the information will be used in a future issue. Who do I call?

Because we receive hundreds of press releases each month, it's not possible for the editorial staff to reply to every company that sends a press release. Please do not call to inquire about press releases.