The text length of an article/essay should not exceed 15 pages of ISO/DIN-A4 format including figures, tables and bibliography, and should be written using a word-processing system, preferably MS Word, in 12 point font size and double line spacing. The number of illustrations should not exceed 15. Longer contributions should be discussed with the editorial office.
The title of a contribution should be short and to the point. The first and family names of all the authors should be listed in the following line. Every contribution should begin with a summary (up to 15 lines) of its contents. The author must supply an English translation of the title, the summary and the captions to pictures and tables, at least for the specialist terms involved. In addition, a list of up to 10 keywords is required. When writing the text, authors should make every effort to use clear, straightforward language. They should avoid complicated, involved sentences, repetitions and writing in the first person. The manuscript must be ready for printing.
The text is to be clearly structured by subheadings and numbered following the decimal system with normally not more than three decimal points. Every article starts with '1' and ends with 'Bibliography'.
The bibliography is followed by the family names and first names of all the contributing authors, their academic titles and full postal addresses (either private or their companies/institutes).
The list of captions of figures and tables (in German and English) - numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals and marked in brackets in the text - is to be appended to the end of the contribution.
Manuscripts that are to be published as reports should not exceed a length of five pages in German standard A4 format, including tables and figures, and must be written using a word-processing system, preferably MS Word, in 12 point font size and double line spacing. The ratio of text to illustrations should be well proportioned.