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Notes for Contributors

The European Journal of Glass Science and Technology published by the Society of Glass Technology (SGT) comprises the former journals of the SGT and the Deutsche Glastechnische Gesellschaft (DGG). It appears six times per year in two parts: Glass Technology: European Journal of Glass Science and Technology Part A and Physics and Chemistry of Glasses: European Journal of Glass Science and Technology Part B.

Papers appearing in Glass Technology are concerned with glass making, glass fabrication, properties and applications of glasses or glass ceramics and other related topics. Physics and Chemistry of Glasses accepts papers of a more purely scientific interest concerned with glasses and their structure or properties. Thus, the subject of a paper will normally determine the journal in which it will be published. Papers on structure of glass, for example, will always appear in Physics and Chemistry of Glasses while those on furnace operation will appear in Glass Technology. In some cases, the way in which a subject is discussed determines the appropriate journal and the Editors will advise authors in such cases.

Communications, which should be short original contributions in their own right with only a few illustrations, will also be considered. Comments on papers previously published in the journals should be submitted as Letters to the Editor.

Editorial Manager

At the start of 2009, a new online manuscript submission, tracking and peer review system was introduced. Using the Editorial Manager platform:
Authors may submit manuscripts and track their progress through the system, hopefully to publication.
Reviewers can download manuscripts and submit their opinions to the editor.
Editors can manage the whole submission/review/revise/publish process.
Publishers can see what manuscripts are in the pipeline awaiting publication.
Email is sent automatically to appropriate parties when significant events occur.

Glass Technology: European Journal of Glass Science and Technology Part A:
Physics and Chemistry of Glasses: European Journal of Glass Science and Technology Part B:
All manuscript preparation software will be supported by Editorial Manager. Files submitted will be converted to Acrobat PDF file format for distribution to editors and reviewers.

Preparation of papers

The text should be typed double spaced with wide margins on one side of the paper only. Tables, figure titles and references should be typed separately from the main text.

The title and abstract should together be as informative as possible and the abstract should not exceed about 200 words. The title and abstract may be widely used in information storage and retrieval systems and care in their preparation is thus very desirable.

Symbols and formulae should be typewritten if possible. The use of dots, bars and similar characters over symbols, or the use of dots as multiplication signs and bars for brackets should be minimised. Suffixes (subscripts) and indices (superscripts) must be clearly indicated. Complicated suffixes and indices also should be avoided where possible.

References should be numbered in the text where they occur, and a complete list of references given at the end of the paper. The BSI Numeric System should be used for references, e.g. author(s), title of contribution, title of periodical, year of publication, volume number, issue number, page numbers.

When the paper is first submitted illustrations can be clear prints. If the paper is accepted, authors are asked to provide the originals or their electronic equivalent. All diagrams should be produced to the same scale.

The SGT website has an »extended guide« on the preparation and submission of papers.

See also Tutorial for Authors and Tutorial for Reviewers.


All papers submitted are sent to referees who are asked for their opinions on the value of the paper and any ways in which it might be improved. The reports of the referees are sent (anonymously) to the authors, possibly with editorial comments. The author's replies to these comments are taken into account before deciding to accept, reject or ask for revision of the paper. If revision is required, the final decision will be taken after the Editor has had the opportunity to study the revised version of the paper.


Once a submission has been accepted it is forwarded to the Managing Editor who will deal with scheduling of publication and proofs, and will indicate in which issue the paper is expected to appear. The refereed papers will also be published on the »Ingenta electronic publishing system«.


Authors will receive an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) file representing the final version of their paper. Authors are freely entitled to distribute or print this file.