Information For Authors

Information For Authors: 1. General - 2. Publishing Topics - 3. Submission - 4. Legal Rules


e-plastory is the electronic Journal of Plastics History.

With this information platform, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kunststoffgeschichte dgkg (German Society for Plastics History) would like to make accessible the historic significance and importance of plastics and its forerunner materials to experts and a general public.

As an uncomplicated, but effective form we have chosen a public domain, free of charge, electronic Open access publication in loose frequency.

e-plastory is a strictly peer-reviewed journal The submitted articles will be evaluated by referees with expertise in the different areas.

Continuance of publications in e-plastory is guaranteed through the long-time archiving and registration at the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (German National Library)
under the licensed No. ISSN 2190-9598.

Publishing Topics

Contributions reviews, articles, short communications, reports, editorials) in preferably English or German will be published on:

  • Plastics history (forerunner materials, polymer science, plastics, processing and engineering, applications, companies)
  • Plastics heritage (art, design, technical and everyday's objects, architecture)
  • Conservation of plastics heritage (artifacts, technical heritage, material characterisation)
  • Conservation with polymers (adhesives, coatings etc.)
  • Collecting plastics heritage.

Authors have to register, before sumissing. If you are already registered, please log in directly.

incl. Template (Word) / Template with explanations (word)

Legal Rules


  • The author keep the full copyright also after publication in e-plastory.
  • Among several authors, a mutual agreement has to be achieved before sub mission, (than in the following‚ the author‘ is to be replaced by ‚the authors‘).
  • At submission the author delivers the permission for publication of text and pictures also with respect to copyrights of related publications and of all pictures.
  • After publication, the picture copyrights remain at the picture owner.
  • e-plastory has rights of use insofar as texts and pictures can be published in the given open access form considering the subsequent ‚Further Rules‘.
  • After the publication, a revocation of the permission for publication is not possible.

Further Rules

  • Copying or the use even of parts of contributions in other electronic or printed media for private or scientific purposes for private purposes is only allowed with permission of the editor.
  • For non-private or especially commercial use, it is not allowed to print, to store electronically, to copy, to distribute or to set electronic links with respect to contents entirely or in parts. For exceptions, explicit permissions of the editor and the owner of the text or picture copyright are absolutly necessary.
  • These rules are complemented by those for Open Access Media open access magazine: Creative Commons, naming, no commercial use, no editing.
  • Please cite according to this example:
    Günter Lattermann, e-plastory, 2009, Nr. 1
  • Apart from that, the non-liability and the General Rules according to the dgkg are valid.
  • With its submission, the author recognized automatically and fully the preceding Legal.