Proceedings and publication

In 2021, ESAFORM board chose to promote a Diamond Open Access approach (no publication fee) by using PoPuPS platform developed by Uliege library staff. There is no cost for ESAFORM 2021 participant and a minimum cost for ESAFORM association. 

Started in 2005, PoPuPS platform is strongly supported by Uliege authorities. Rectors have changed of course since 2005 but this action is in the long term. ESAFORM 2021 choice promotes a sustainable solution as it can be extended to next ESAFORM conferences after evaluation, letting ESAFORM proceedings being hosted always by the same platform, so easy to find back.

The cost reduction secures ESAFORM resources for new initiatives (Benchmark, sustainable website, and ? send your suggestions) as well as former ones (Mobility grants, Support of proposal Grants, Prizes).

Authors' visibility will be guaranteed as the articles published under licence CC-BY will be referenced in Google Scholar, Scopus, and usual search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo, the index discovery of Primo Central and Summon... In addition to a DOI per article, an ISBN will identify ESAFORM 2021 proceedings.

The views and uploading statistics of articles hosted by PoPuPs can be seen on:

In addition to usual ESAFORM proceeding articles, some MiniSymposium’s coordinators will propose to coordinate special issues with extended version of your articles. Currently MS13 ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING already agrees to coordinate a Special Issue in Metals or Materials of MDPI, other MS are still discussing the matter.

Full paper submission

Full article :

All authors will be notified about their proposal acceptance by 23 October. 

Platform : They can submit their full paper here (same account as for abstract submission) :

Click on "Submit or edit paper/presentation", then "Final upload" on the right. Please upload a pdf file.

You can edit your contribution details if changes occur, except the abstract and MS. Please note that the abstract should not been updated, as you have to write an abstract in your final paper, this one can be updated. The MS cannot be changed. 

Deadline for full paper submission : 11 December 2020

Lenght : Scientific papers will be between 2500 and 3000 words (outside title, authors, affiliations, references). Industrial communications will have a reduced lenght between 1000 and 1500 words. 

Template : please use this template

The submission of a full paper is mandatory to present the contribution during the conference. 

Each participant can  only  present  one article  and  without  the  registration  of  the  presenting  author  the  paper cannot  be  included  within  the  proceedings.

Help :
if you need help concerning your submission, please have a look at this help page


ESAFORM organisation will follow the evolution of the Covid-19 crisis. In case all lights are not green to organise a successful in person conference in Liege, we would organise a virtual conference. This decision would have to be approved by the ESAFORM board.

Submission deadlines

30 Sept 2020 (ext 8 Oct 2020)

Abstracts submission deadline

30 Sept 2020 (ext 8 Oct 2020)

23 Oct 2020

Authors notification of abstract acceptance

11 Dec 2020

Full papers submission deadline

11 Dec 2020

05 Feb 2021

Authors notification of final acceptation