SAE International Magazine Readers Select Top Stories for 2012

Jan 04, 2013, 10:56 ET from SAE International

WARRENDALE, Pa., Jan. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What do SAE International magazine readers consider to be the top stories for 2012?  The summary was featured in the recent special article, "Reader's Choice 2012."

Readers from three of SAE International's flagship magazines – Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Engineering International and SAE Off-Highway Engineering – determined the list through the overall number of online views for each article.

Many of the most popular articles were technical in nature, covering topics such as diesel aircraft, ITS test projects and electromechanical drivetrains for tractors. However, two articles were career related, including an SAE International survey showing that engineers' salaries are up overall, and an article on how to jump-start a career, featuring a GM interior design release engineer.

"The online rating function is an important tool we use to gauge current reader interest and determine what future content we deliver for our ever-expanding audience," Kevin Jost, Editorial Director, SAE International, said. "Our 'Readers Choice' article offers an interesting look into what topics and technologies generated the most interest this year." Access the article at

Last year alone, SAE International published 18 print magazines and 30 digital issues that covered a wide variety of industry trends and emerging technologies that were distributed to more than 600,000 engineers and engineering managers in the automotive, aerospace and commercial vehicle sectors.  Additionally, SAE published more than 16 industry-related books, e-books, and initiated 22 new agreements to publish related industry content.

SAE International is a global association of more than 133,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International's charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.

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