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Guidance for conference papers

Dear authors, please notice the following when you prepare the conference paper:

  1. Please follow strictly the template provided by Procedia Materials Science which can be downloaded below.
  2. The papers will be published before the conference starts.
  3. The authors should make all reasonable efforts to ensure that the conference papers are original and previously unpublished.
  4. The length of the conference paper is 6 pages.
  5. Both a word copy and a pdf copy should be submitted (i.e. a paper in both formats are mandatory).
  6. The deadline for delivering the full conference paper is strictly the 31st of January 2014.
  7. The conference paper will be reviewed based on scientific quality and readability. Please prepare a good conference paper to avoid rejection.
  8. The paper will be either accepted or rejected by the committee since there is no time for revision.
  9. To make sure to get your paper published, you must register and pay the conference fee no later than the 15th of March 2014.
  10. Note that each conference delegate can only submit one paper.

Conference paper template in word format can be downloaded here
Conference paper template in pdf format can be downloaded here
Conference paper template in Latex guidance format can be downloaded here (.rar archive)

Your paper should be submitted through "Speaker Portal" at latest the 31st of January, 2014. Use your access key to Speaker Portal, click "Show abstract" and "Upload paper".

If you change the paper title or authors please remember to enter these corrections in Speaker Portal as well. This information will be used for the programme as registered by you. You do this under "Show Abstract" - "Edit Abstract".

Use this link to enter Speaker Portal

Guidance for special issue journal papers

Authors of selected conference papers will be invited to submit extended versions for publication in peer reviewed special issues of "Engineering Fracture Mechanics", "Engineering Failure Analysis" or "International Journal of Fatigue”. Following guidance has been developed with the consensus of editors-in-chief of the three international journals and Elsevier:

  1. Papers submitted to Special issues
    • Will go through the rigorous peer-review process with the same standard as for regular submissions;
    • MUST contain about 50% new content compared to the conference papers.
  2. It is the editors’ decision on whether or not the extended content is considered to be sufficient.
  3. Authors should submit their conference papers as supplementary documents.


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