Reinforced Plastics magazine – 10 FAQs

Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we receive ... 

  1. Can I get print copies of the magazine? Reinforced Plastics is distributed free of charge to readers who meet our qualifying criteria. All new subscribers receive a digital copy of the magazine. It is possible to purchase print copies of the magazine: prices and an order form are available here.  
  2. I am interested in advertising in the magazine/on the website. Who should I contact for pricing information? We have four sales managers responsible for different regions of the world. Their details are available here. Please contact the sales manager covering your region.  
  3. Are back copies of the magazine available? Back copies of Reinforced Plastics magazine from 1990 onwards are available on Elsevier's ScienceDirect database. Click here to be taken to the Reinforced Plastics page on ScienceDirect.  
  4. I would like to get a news story published in the magazine/on the website. What should I do? Please e-mail your press release to us at Please note, we receive a large number of press releases every day and it is not possible to acknowledge receipt of each press release. (For hints on how to write a good press release take a look at this blog.)  
  5. I am interested in submitting a feature article to Reinforced Plastics. What should I do? Please contact the Editor, Amanda Jacob, with an outline of your proposed article. (You can review our features guidelines here.)  
  6. I have sent in a press release. How do I find out if it will be published? Reinforced Plastics receives a lot of press releases every day. It is not possible to publish all of them. We focus on the stories of most interest to our readers, including case studies, applications stories, and market/technology trends. If we publish your story we will try to let you know. If you do not see your story on our website please consider the following before contacting us: • is the story relevant? (around half of the press releases we receive are not related to the polymer composites industry!); • was the press release well -written, did it present the information clearly, did it highlight the relevance of the story to the polymer composites industry? (for hints about how to write a good press release take a look at this blog entry); • was it newsworthy? (remember, Reinforced Plastics has an international readership).  
  7. What are the feature topics and deadlines for the magazine? You can find our 2013 features programme on page 5 of our 2013 media information pack. Editorial deadlines are approximately 1 month before the advertising booking deadlines.   
  8. I would like to print from the digital edition of the magazine. How do I do this? On the top right of the digital edition screen you will see several icons. The print icon will enable you to print a single page or selection of pages directly from the digital edition. The save icon will enable you to download and save the entire magazine as a pdf file, from which you can also print the required pages.    
  9. How do I access articles on the website listed as Members' Content? To access articles in the Members' Content section of you need to fill in a short registration form and supply an e-mail address and password. The form is available here.  
  10. I have changed my e-mail/postal address. Who do I tell about this? If you are a registered member on you can log in to your account and change your details there. If you are not registered on please send your request to us at  

Amanda Jacob is Editor of Reinforced Plastics magazine.

(Picture used under license from © Leszek Glasner.)