IJMC Named Official Research Journal of World Foundry Organization
April 7, 2015
The American Foundry Society (AFS) and the World Foundry Organization (WFO) have announced that the International Journal of Metalcasting (IJMC) has been designated as the Official Research Journal of the WFO. Published by AFS, IJMC is dedicated to leading the transfer of research and technology for the global metalcasting industry.
The quarterly technical journal keeps the latest developments in metalcasting research and technology in front of the scientific leaders in the global industry throughout the year. All papers published in IJMC are approved only after a rigorous peer review process. The editorial peer review board represents three international metalcasting groups: academia (metalcasting professors), science and research (personnel from national labs and research and scientific institutions), and industry (leading technical personnel from metalcasting facilities).
IJMC is accredited by Thomson Reuters, a world renowned information source, and is now included in the Thomson Reuters research and citation database, which provides a platform for finding scholarly peer-reviewed materials—materials that are unbiased, current and accurate, and achieve a level of quality not reached by solely searching the internet. It also is used to evaluate the scientific performance of authors. In addition to Reuters, IJMC also is included in three other databases: Chemical Abstracts, ProQuest and EBSCO.
“This new designation as the Official Research Journal of the WFO continues IJMC’s mission to be the global leader in the transfer and dissemination of research and technology for the global metalcasting industry,” said Tom Prucha, AFS vice president of technical services and IJMC editor. “It also gives our authors the best platform to present their work and presents our readers with the best information available. Being selected as the Official Research Journal of the WFO is a testament to the quality of the journal, our editorial review board and our contributing authors.”
The American Foundry Society is a not-for-profit organization formed in 1896. With its headquarters in Schaumburg, Ill., AFS provides members and consumers with information and services to promote and strengthen the metalcasting industry.
Through the involvement of its member associations in 30 countries, the WFO creates a network of technical knowledge and resource that is a vital tool to every foundry association, foundry and foundry worker throughout the world. The WFO is a neutral body that represents the collective needs of the members on a global stage.