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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • The authors agree that their manuscript is screened for plagiarism with the then offered version of Crossref's Similarity Check, currently iThenticate.
  • The text adheres to the TIB Open Publishing Word/LaTeX template
  • Where available URLs and DOIs for the references have been provided in the reference list.
  • The submission contains information on how the underlying data and other material can be accessed (data availability statement).
  • The submission contains a statement on competing interests: Authors need to declare competing interests and also must explicitly state if they have no competing interests.
  • The Authors are aware that the published article and its metadata will be distributed to various search engines, data bases, and abstracting and indexing (A&I) services.
  • Moreover, its metadata (including abstract and references) will be sent to Crossref during the DOI registration process. Crossref makes all metadata available through APIs.

Author Guidelines

Authors need to use the Word or LaTeX template provided by TIB Open Publishing.


Each author should register an ORCID and the ORCIDs of all authors should be included in the manuscript.


The abstract should summarize the contents of the paper in short terms, i.e. in up to 250 words.

Sections and subsections

Please notice that there is no indent in the first paragraph of a section or subsection. There also no indent in the first paragraphs which follow a table, figure, equation, etc.

    Nevertheless, following paragraphs are indented.

Three levels of headlines may be used.

Please only use the formatting styles predefined in the templates.

  • Bullet points may be used
  1. Numbering may be used, too.

Tables, figure, and equations

Tables and Figures should be centered.

                                                           Table 1. Table captions should be placed above the tables.

Hazard Class

A 1 to A III

Flash point

< 21 °C / > 55 °C

Density at 15 °C

720 kg/m3 to 860 kg/m3

Kinematic Viscosity

0,65 to 4,0 x 10–6 m2/s

                                                         Figure 1. A figure caption is always placed below the illustration.

Equations should be centred and set on a separate line.

                                                                                   x + y = z                                                                                                   (1)


For citations of references, we prefer the use of square brackets and consecutive numbers, e.g. as shown by Author et al. [2], [3, pp. 5–10], as mentioned earlier [1], [3], [9]. The following bibliography provides the basic formats as a reference list with entries for journal articles [1], book chapter [2], as well as a URL [5]. For further guidance please refer to


  1. K. Author, “Name of paper,” Abbrev. Title of Journal , vol.x, no.x, pp. xxx–xxx, Abbrev. month, year, doi:……
  2. K. Author, “Title of chapter in the book,” in Title of Their Published Book, xth ed. City of Publisher, (only U.S. State), Country: Abbrev. of Publisher, year, ch. x, sec. x, pp. xxx–xxx.
  3. First Name Initial(s) Last Name. “Page Title.” Website Title. Web Address (retrieved Date Accessed)

Big Data

Submission and review through the BIS conference.

Smart Infrastructures

Submission and review through the BIS conference.

Knowledge Graphs

Submission and review through the BIS conference.

Artificial Intelligence

Submission and review through the BIS conference.

Social Media

Submission and review through the BIS conference.


Submission and review through the BIS conference.

ICT Project

Submission and review through the BIS conference.

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