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.

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

14 March 2021

Author registration deadline

14 March 2021

24 March 2021

Video presentation submission deadline