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All JPyro articles and the Pyrotechnic Literature Series articles have now been uploaded to this site – indeed, for the Journal of Pyrotechnics articles this site will now be the primary means of publication – with a hard copy omnibus edition available early in the year following electronic publication.  This allows us to publish articles quickly and have them available to the pyrotechnic community earlier than by hard copy alone.

August 2020 – We are having occassional issues with PayPal payments for articles.  If you purchase access to an article and cannot access it – please email the PayPal receipt and we will manually enable access as soon as possible.

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