Chemie Ingenieur Technik

Cover image for Vol. 89 Issue 9

Online ISSN: 1522-2640

Associated Title(s): Chemical Engineering & Technology, ChemBioEng Reviews, Energy Technology

Instructions for Authors Chemie Ingenieur Technik

1 General

Chemie Ingenieur Technik is a peer-reviewed journal that covers all aspects of chemical engineering, process engineering, biotechnology, and design of apparatus. The ethical guidelines for publication issued by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) are followed and applied by Chemie Ingenieur Technik. Authors should declare any conflict of interest in their letter to the editor. Manuscripts which do not follow the "Instructions for Authors" will not be further processed.

2 Submission of Manuscripts

Steps for using the online submission system:

1. Go to or access via our home page (Left hand side: For Contributors [RIGHTWARDS DOUBLE ARROW] Submit an Article).

2. If you use the system for the first time, you need to click on the "Register here" link. If you have been an author or referee for Chemie Ingenieur Technik recently, you do have an account and your e-mail address will already be in the database. In case you forgot your password, enter your e-mail address under "Password Help" on the Log In screen. You will receive an automatically generated e-mail, providing you with the details to access your personal homepage (login and password).

3. Once logged in, please click on "Author Center" and let the system guide you through the submission process. Please follow the instructions given on top of the pages during the submission process. Online help is available at all times. It will be possible to exit and reenter the system without losing any information at any stage of the submission process. All submissions are kept strictly confidential.

4. If applicable, please click yes if asked whether you submit to a topical issue. The title of the topical issue is specified later, during step 5 of the submitting process.

5. Authors can follow the progress of their manuscripts on their personal homepage: All manuscripts of the authors submitted to and all review reports written are archived here. This homepage must also be used to upload the revised and final versions of all manuscripts submitted to Chemie Ingenieur Technik.

Please submit your paper as a MS Word file. Manuscripts written in a TEX-format, even if they are submitted as a PDF, need to be converted.

3 Types of Contributions

Review Articles give a general overview of a particular field providing the reader with an appreciation of the importance of the work. Rather than an assemblage of information with a complete literature survey, a critically selection of the material is desired.

Original Papers (Research Articles) report details of studies that have not been published previously, except in the form of a preliminary note.

Short Communications are short reports on experimental or theoretical studies in all areas covered by Chemie Ingenieur Technik. The results must be of general interest or at least contribute to the development of an important area of research.

4 Language

English and German papers are acceptable. For English, please use American spelling. Authors who are less familiar with the English language should seek assistance from proficient colleagues in order to produce manuscripts that are grammatically and linguistically correct.

5 Organization of Manuscript

The sequence of the parts of the main document should be:

Title of the article – Authors – Abstracts – Keywords – Text of the contribution – Acknowledgements – Symbols used – References – Tables with headings – Figure legends – Short text for the table of contents section

5.1 Size of Manuscript

Review Articles should not exceed 45 000 characters. Up to 15 figures may be included.

Original Papers (Research Articles) should be limited to 28 000 characters. Up to 10 figures may be included.

Short Communications should be limited to 18 000 characters. Up to 6 figures may be included.

Each figure scales down the total number of characters.

5.2 Title, Authors, Abstract, Keywords

For German manuscripts please provide title, abstract and keywords in German and English.

The title of the paper should be given with as many meaningful terms as possible, but limited to about twelve words or 100 characters. Avoid abbreviations!

Give the names of all authors with at least one forename spelled out for every author. The author, to whom the correspondence shall be addressed, has to be indicated. A footnote repeats the names of all authors with academic titles and reports the author's affiliations with complete postal addresses. Contributors of review articles are asked to submit a photo and short curriculum vitae (continuous text, at most 750 characters each).

Each article comprises an abstract which is limited to 600 characters. The abstract should be as informative as possible but the presentation of experimental details should be avoided. Please do not copy sentences of the introductory part.

Some meaningful keywords should be provided in alphabetical order. Avoid abbreviations. One keyword is limited to three words.

5.3 Division of Text

Manuscripts should be divided into sections and subsections by headings and subheadings. Footnotes to the text are to be avoided. If comments or explanations on the text must be given separately, please insert a number in the text (e.g., 1)) and add the footnotes with corresponding numbers at the bottom of the page. For footnotes to tables, see Section 5.7.

5.4 Acknowledgments

Acknowledgments of financial support, advice, or other kinds of assistance should be made at the end of the paper under the heading "Acknowledgments".

5.5 Symbols used, Units, Abbreviations

Only SI quantities and units are to be used (SI = Système International d'Unités). If data with non-SI units have to be reported, they should be put in parentheses behind the corresponding data with SI units. Symbols and abbreviations used to represent variables, constants, quantities, properties, etc. must be defined in the text at their first occurrence. In addition, a list of all symbols and abbreviations used must be compiled at the end of the text under the heading "Symbols used". Please compile symbol, unit in squared brackets and meaning,

e.g., RP [g L–1h–1] volumetric productivity.

IUPAC nomenclature should be used when naming compounds (

5.6 References

Responsibility for the accuracy of references rests with the authors. Please ensure that references are formatted correctly, also in view of italics, bold letters, blanks, commas, DOI, etc..

References have to be numbered sequentially in the order in which they are cited in the text. The numbers should be enclosed in square brackets, thus: ... as was shown by Brown [1], Johnson [2, 3], and Smith [4 – 7].

References have to be collected in numerical order at the end of the manuscript under the heading "References". The footnote and endnote options provided by many text programs should not be used.

In citing the literature, the formats below should be followed as an example:

[1] S. Otto, G. Walter, Chem. Eng. Technol. 2004, 27 (1), 34. DOI: 10.1002/ceat.200403060.

[2] T. Aida, P. L. Silveston, Cyclic Separating Reactors, 1st ed., Blackwell Publishing, Oxford 2005.

[3] L. B. Schein, Electrophotography and Development Physics, 2nd ed., Springer Series in Electrophysics, Vol.14, Springer, Berlin 1992.

[4] Nanoparticles (Eds: G. Schmid), Wiley-VCH, Weinheim 2004.

[5] A. Eychmüller, in Nanoparticles (Eds: G. Schmid), Wiley-VCH, Weinheim 2004.

[6] Proc. of the 11th Int. Conf. on Rheology (Eds: E. H. Lee, A. L. Copley), Interscience, New York 2005.

[7] A. Katschalsky, A. Oplatka, in Proc. of the 11th Int. Conf. on Rheology (Eds: E. H. Lee, A. L. Copley), Interscience, New York 2005.

[8] A. Katschalsky, presented at 11th Int. Conf. on Rheology, San Diego, CA, September 2004.

[9] T. Bieringer, Ph.D. Thesis, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 2006.

[10] R. Koksbang, US Patent 5 487 959, 2006.

[11] C. Wang, Y. Zhang, Adv. Mater., in press. DOI: 10.1002/adma.200400418.

Titles of journals are to be abbreviated according to the Chemical Abstracts Service Source Index (CASSI). CASSI can be accessed via our homepage (Left hand side: For Contributors [RIGHTWARDS DOUBLE ARROW] Author Guidelines). References such as "unpublished work" or "personal communication" should be avoided – they do not add information for the reader. As soon as a cited article has the status "accepted", the DOI number has to be listed.

5.7 Tables

Every table must be referred to in the text, e.g., "(see Tab. 3)".

Tables have to be numbered with Arabic numerals in the sequence in which they occur. They are to be typed at the end of the manuscript. The table caption must explain in detail the contents of the table. As the table itself, it must be written so that it can be read and understood without reference to the text.

Every column and every line of a table must be labeled unambiguously and indicate units wherever data are reported.

References to a table are to be handled in the same way as references to the text. Footnotes in tables are denoted a), b), c), etc.

Tables must not be submitted as images. Use the table function provided by MS Word instead.

5.8 Figures and Diagrams

Figures will be printed in black and white. Color Artwork can be reproduced. The extra costs associated with this are expected to be met, in part, by the author. The current price list can be downloaded from our homepage. The manuscript will neither be edited nor published without cost confirmation for color figures.

The quality of the figures must be such that they can be reproduced directly after reduction. Numbers, letters, and symbols inscribed must be large enough to be still 2 mm high after the figure has been reduced to the printing format (usually 85 mm width). Thus make sure that the size of the writing is big enough.

Every figure must be referred to in the text. All figures are to be numbered with Arabic numerals in the sequence in which they appear.

Please consider the monochrome or colored style while referring to images/diagrams.

The figure legend (beginning with, e.g., "Figure 5...") must explain in detail the contents of the figure and – as the figure itself – must be comprehensible without reference to the text.

Legends are not to be typed under the figures, but should be collected at the end of the article. Particular care should be taken to ensure that figures reporting data are unambiguously labeled with regards to units and, in their legends, provide adequate information about the condition under which the data were obtained.

The responsibility for providing permissions to reprint Figures and Tables and any associated costs rests entirely with the author.

Figures in electronic form should be sent as TIF, JPG, GIF or EPS files with highest resolution possible (at least 300 dpi).

5.9 A short text for the Table of Contents (at most, 350 characters) should be included as the last page of the main document of every manuscript formulated to encourage readers to read the article. Repetition or a paraphrase of the title and presentation of experimental details should be avoided. Graphics (chemical formulas, a figure, or parts of a figure) are generally advantageous.

5.10 Structural Diagrams and Mathematical Equations

Structural diagrams of molecules as well as mathematical equations should be drawn or written in the manuscript at the places in which they belong. They should always stand alone, i.e., occupy extra lines. If reference to them is made repeatedly, structural diagrams and equations may be marked with Arabic numerals in parentheses in the right-hand margin.

Use the equation editor (MS Word) for equations. Do not import special symbols and characters as graphics/formula in the running text. Please use either the Symbol font or the "insert special symbol" option provided with most word processing programs.

Do not import complete equations as image.

6. Galley proofs

Galley proofs and a reprint order will be sent electronically to the correspondence author. Please indicate corrections (only those which are inevitable) using the correction signs shown in the sheet that will accompany the proofs. Alternatively the correction tool of Adobe® Acrobat® can be used. The corrections have to be submitted within five days after receiving the galley proof. Please also inform the editorial office if no corrections are needed.

7. Free copies

Each correspondence author will be sent two complimentary copies of the issue containing the contribution. Further copies can be ordered with a discount. Reprints and PDF-files are only available upon order. Conditions can be seen from the order form which is sent together with the galley proofs.

8. Open Access/Online open

If authors have to or want to make their publications freely available at the moment they are published (open access), Chemie Ingenieur Technik offers such a service. Under the keyword Online Open you can find all the information about this subject on our homepage.