Tribology & Lubrication Technology

Tribology & Lubrication Technology (TLT) is the official monthly publication of STLE and was created to aid in the technical education and professional development of STLE members and industry colleagues. Through its print and digital editions, TLT delivers world-class technical content to some 15,000 lubricant professionals each month. Each issue includes feature articles, best practice analyses, industry surveys, interviews with leading lubrication professionals, emerging-technology reports, lubrication fundamentals and much more.  For general inquiries or article submissions, email


Non-member individual and agency subscriptions are available: If you would like to sign up for TLT subscriptions click here to access the subscription form

Back issues and single copies can be ordered by contacting STLE Headquarters at (847) 825-5536.

2024 Editorial Calendar

  • January Additives l Wear l Condition Monitoring l Automotive Tribology l Grease
  • February Base Oils l Surface Engineering l Bearings l Electric Vehicles l Automotive Tribology
  • March Metalworking Fluids (MWFs) l Grease l Lubrication Fundamentals l Solid Lubricants l Oil Analysis
  • April Bearings l Biotribology l Oil Analysis l Metalworking Fluids l Automotive Tribology
  • May Grease l Oil Analysis l Base Oils l Computer-Aided Tribology
  • June Environmentally Friendly Fluids l Solid Lubricants l MWFs l Computer Tribology l Auto Tribology
  • July Electric Vehicles l Surface Engineering l Grease l Bearings l Oil Analysis
  • August Condition Monitoring l Metalworking Fluids l Lube Fundamentals l Oil Analysis l Grease l Auto Tribology
  • September Additives l Tribotesting l Materials Science l Oil Analysis l Bearings l Steel
  • October Engine & Drivetrain l Bearings l Electric Vehicles l Condition Monitoring l Automotive Tribology
  • November Electric Vehicles l Solid Lubricants l Grease l Engine & Drivetrain l Condition Monitoring
  • December Grease l Surface Engineering l Metalworking Fluids l Gears l Base Stocks l Automotive Tribology

Idea Submission Forms
To submit an article idea to TLT, please click on and fill out one of the Idea Submission Forms below. The Idea Submission Form defines the key technical issues to be addressed in the article and provides a framework of questions to help the writers with execution of the article. TLT will notify you if your article idea has been accepted. Accepted ideas will be assigned to freelance or staff writers.

Feature Idea Submission Form

20 Minutes Idea Submission Form

Sounding Board Idea Submission Form

Award-Winning Magazine

TLT received the 2024 Bronze TRENDY Award in the Monthly Professional Society Magazine category. This category recognizes a monthly edition of a professional society’s magazine for the creativity of its artistic and substantive content. The TRENDY Awards, presented by Association TRENDS — a leading provider of training, data and resources for association executives — honor the best marketing and communications pieces produced by the association and nonprofit community.

TLT Editorial Policies and Procedures Manual