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Author Guidelines

Originality, conflict of interests

With the submission of a manuscript, the author confirms that the contribution is original in the sense that no conflicts with articles exist, which have been published elsewhere under the author’s disposal of the copyrights. Beside this, also shortened extended or complemented version of articles etc., already published elsewhere, can be accepted. In doing so, it must be reasonable to make it accessible to the varied readers of e-plastory. The original publications must be cited with ist title, kind of contribution and original literature.

Clarification of the picture copyrights is in the responsibility of the authors.


Contributions should be written preferably in English, but also if necessary in German.

British or American English is possible, but without mixing them. It is highly recommended to let check it by a mother-tongue speaker.

Contribution form

Reviews, Articles, Short Communications, Reports can be submitted

  • Short Communications, Reports: Up to ca. 4 pages incl. pictures and literature (ca. 10,000 characters without space characters).
  • Articles: Up to ca. 15 pages incl. pictures and literature (ca. 37,500 characters without space characters).
  • Reviews: Up to ca. 25 pages incl. pictures and literature (ca. 62,500 characters without space characters).

Contributions must be in word. Tables and pictures must be integrated into the text.

The manuscripts must be written in Arial. The format and the layout are given by the Template (Word) / Template with explanations (word). Please use it as the precise help for formatting with respect to rules, contribution structure, citation rules etc..

Reports must not necessariliy have abstracts, keywords, chapter classification and literature references.

Peer Reviewing

Before accepting a manuscript, Articles and Review will be peer reviewed by two referees from corresponding areas of plastics history. (cf. Peer Reviewing). Short communications and report will abbreviated checked by the editorial board.

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