Stand Out by Publishing in the TQ
Publishing with the Master
Brewers Technical Quarterly (TQ) will help you gain the attention of
the brewing community and also provide a way to give back to it. Raise your
profile and that of your organization by writing on a topic you know well. The TQ editorial board aims to make
contributing easy. Contact the editor-in-chief with
your article idea today, and work with Master Brewers staff to develop that
idea into a published article.
There are no publication fees,
and each TQ author receives a free
PDF of the published article to post on his or her personal or company website.
Master Brewers is dedicated to
the concept of United We Brew™. Our vision is to be the globally recognized
knowledge authority in brewing science, technology, and operations. The TQ leverages the collective resources of
the brewing community to foster continuous improvement in our members’
processes and products. The TQ shares
the information and innovations that improve our brewing and our beers. TQ articles tend to be short and highly
The TQ is dedicated to understanding, improving, and communicating the
technology of brewing. Any topic of interest to the brewing community
can appear in the TQ.
How Does My Work Fit In?
So much of our knowledge in the
brewing industry comes from talking with each other. Taking the next step to transform
a discussion into a TQ article helps
the industry move forward, because then our knowledge becomes searchable and
referenceable. By contributing an article, you will be performing a service for
the entire brewing community. If you are knowledgeable about brewing—even if
you are an inexperienced author—we want to hear from you.
Who reads TQ? Professionals in brewing, malting, and associated industries;
personnel in production, engineering, quality control, research, packaging and
material handling, maintenance, and administration; brew masters, brewing
students, apprentices, and suppliers; and more.
Please review the following
suggested article types to get your ideas flowing. Feel free to suggest a
Briefs are short reports on trending topic
areas. They report findings and recommendations relevant to the brewing
industry. The significance and application within a brewing operation should be
You put a lot of effort into your recent meeting
presentation, and we thank you for that. We can help you turn your presentation
into an article to benefit a wider audience.
Suppliers provide great insights into the equipment
and resources used in brewing. These articles highlight emerging technologies.
Who would you like to hear from? Suggest an
Consider a problem of general interest, such
as a recent development in technology, legislation, or public policy, and the
resulting impact on brewing industry operations.
Peer review is available for these formal,
academic papers. Review and publication are prompt, and these articles are
specifically identified as peer-reviewed on the first page. See detailed guidelines.
Review articles analyze and summarize
important topics and are understandable to nonspecialists. A review article
provides a one-stop repository of technology-based findings and includes
Mini-reviews are short papers that highlight
recent and significant developments in important topic areas; they do not
provide comprehensive or exhaustive coverage. A mini-review is presented in the
context of a previously published article, and it focuses on the current
Best Practice Techniques
This type of article provides a
solution to a specific problem in a brewing operation, including the costs and
benefits. Any aspect of day-to-day brewing operations is fair grist for the
A case study is a real-world examination of a
specific situation or event suitable for helping the brewing community.
Letters to the Editor
Letters can correct errors,
provide supporting or differing points of view, or clarify or supplement
material previously published in TQ.
Papers Published Elsewhere
TQ accepts content from previously published sources outside
Master Brewers (with all necessary permissions).
TQ articles are relevant to the brewing, malting, and
associated industries and usually have a technological focus. TQ authors know the industry well, and TQ welcomes both experienced and
emerging authors. Simply contact Editor-in-Chief John Palmer with your article idea to begin the process.
TQ also has detailed guidelines for submission of research articles,
which require peer review. These articles are a key component of the journal. TQ offers quick review and publication,
and these articles are specifically identified as peer-reviewed.
Simply email your idea or manuscript to Editor-in-Chief
Palmer Brewing Solutions Inc.
La Crescenta, CA
Editorial and Publications Committee
Founders Brewing Company
Briess Malt & Ingredients Co.
Brewing Consulting Services
Timothy J. Kostelecky
The Learned Hop LLC
Hop Solutions Inc.
Justin T. Shingleton
Qkata Consulting, LLC
Graham G. Stewart, Ph.D., D.Sc.,
Sylvie Van Zandycke
Christopher E. White
White Labs Inc.
Editorial and Business Staff
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