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Guidelines for Authors

Length of your article/paper

A length of 2 up to max. 3 printed pages, including figures and tables, should only be exceeded in exceptional cases. 1 printed page = 3 typewritten pages (font 10 points; 60 characters/line; 11/2 line spacing; 30 lines/page).
Please email your manuscript as WORD-file and PDF-file to : k.scharrer@goeller-verlag.de.


Scientific papers are generally published in English, all other articles, etc. will be published after consultation with the author. The editorial Department will arrange for proofreading by a native speaker.

Layout of your manuscript

The title should be short and concise, clearly defining the content of the manuscript.

Title, first name(s) and last name, full postal adress. Please include your telephone and fax numbers so that the Editorial Department can contact you if necessary. And any special notes regarding the manuscript (e.g. “Paper given at…” or “Thesis”, etc.).

The abstract should include all keywords and give the gist of your manuscript. It should have a maximum of 20 lines in length.

Body text
Do not include any repetitions. Logical and clear structure of the sections. Papers should comprise the following sections: abstract, introduction, experimental/tests, results, discussion and summary/conclusion. References to practical applications should always be provided.

Manuscript form

Body text
Please type the text as a continuous block, i.e. not interrupted by tables and figures. Paragraphs should be well proportioned.

Indicate these with “Fig.” Please supply all figures each as a TIFF-/JPEG-file, not incorportated in the text WORD-file, each with a minimum resolution of 300 DPIs in Photoshop. Limit the number of your figures to those absolutely essential. Preferred are high contrast, glossy photos (b/w or colour, if possible from 8 cm x 10 cm in size). Slides only be submitted if no other alternative is available. For micrographs, include a bar with the unit of measure and specification of scale in the photo.
You may also store/send your figures electronically (CD-ROM, email). Please consult the Editorial Department in this case.
Colour reproduction of your figures cannot always be guaranteed. If you have prepared graphs, etc., use graphic devices (dashes/dotted lines, etc.) rather than colours to indicate differences. Graphics are often scaled down for publication, therefor make sure any lettering will still be readable – capital letters should be at least 1,75 mm high when reduced. Enclose units of measure in square brackets.

Use arabic numerals to label tables (Table 1) and enclose these with your manuscript and diskette.

List the captions for both figures and tables at the end of the body text in the WORD-file.

Please use the SI system.

In the body text, enclose references in square brackets [1]. List the references at the end of the text in accordance with the German standart DIN 1505 (start with the last name):
[1] Laenger, F.: Extruderauslegung unter der Berücksichtigung der Merkmale keramischer Arbeitsmassen – Part 5a, CFI/Ber. DKG 68
(1991) [10] 397-401
[2] Salmang, H.; Scholze H.: Keramik (Teil 1). Springer-Verlag, Berlin-Heidelberg-New York,
1982, p. 249


Make sure you send the final version of your manuscript, i.e. incorporating any corrections.


Only original papers and articles that have not been printed elsewhere will be published. Once a paper has been accepted for publication, its copyright is transferred to the publisher of cfi/Berichte der DKG. The Editorial Department will request the author’s consent before including any paper/article on the cfi homepage.


Any requirements for reprints should be stated on submission of your manuscript. Every author will receive a reference copy of the journal issue containing his/her paper or article.


Please address all manuscripts to the Editorial Department of cfi/Berichte der DKG, Göller Verlag GmbH, D-76532 Baden-Baden. On receipt of your manuscript, it will be appraised by two referees. You will be advised of their decision and any necessary editorial preferences accordingly.