Publishing changes from November

24th Sep 2018

Plant Engineer is re-branding

We are writing to let you know of some changes to Plant Engineer magazine, which forms part of your Society of Operations Engineers membership. We have been reviewing the magazine to improve both your member benefits and ensure that the magazine remains a viable proposition.

To this end, Plant Engineer will be re-branded as Operations Engineer magazine, and increase frequency to 12 times a year as of November 2018. We are also pleased to announce a new Editorial Team behind the magazine, which will still be produced by MA Business, our publishing partners.

Your SOE membership fees will not be affected by this increase, which will be covered by a projected uptake in advertising revenue. You will also still continue to receive a second SOE publication (the current Operations Engineer will be renamed, see below). We have produced a Q&A, explaining the changes, which can be found here.

The focus and remit of the new magazine has been defined to serve our members, and is:

Whether testing a pump, lubricating a wire rope or monitoring environmental emissions, operations engineers work to inspect, maintain and repair equipment across a range of industries.


  • Improve readers’ understanding, knowledge, skills and competencies in operations engineering
  • Promote the advancement of science, technology and practices in this field
  • In doing so, promote safety, efficiency and environmental sustainability in operations engineering to benefit the wider community.

Download the features list for 2019 and see what you can expect.

What about the existing Operations Engineer Magazine?

The existing Operations Engineer magazine, which contains a round-up of SOE member news, will be renamed, as ‘SOE News’. The frequency for this will not change and we will be introducing some new features. The first issue of this will also go out in November.

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