Author/Presenter Guides & Templates


Technical/Management Paper Abstracts Due:August 15
Complete Technical/Management Paper and Copyright Agreement Due:September 15
 Panel Presentation and Copyright Agreement Due:October 15

All papers submitted for presentation at the Metalcasting Congress and/or publication in AFS Transactions must arrive in the AFS Metalcasting offices (Schaumburg, IL) by September 15. All papers submitted for publication or presentation must meet this submission deadline, including all papers relating to AFS or industry sponsored research, special committee reports such as Silver Anniversary and other special lectures. AFS cannot guarantee that any submission received after September 15 deadline will be processed or accepted. All papers submitted for publication will be subjected to peer review.

Author's Guide (Click here) 
Everything you need to know about submitting a paper to AFS. Complete guide for paper submission, including the "Offer of Paper" form, style guidelines, check-list of components and commercialism guidelines.

Authorship Criteria (Click here)
Everything you need to know about credentialed authorship and LLM (large language model) usage.

Author Copyright Permission Form for Rightsholder (Click here)
Artwork that is not property of the author must be acknowledged (e.g., Artwork courtesy of ABC Co., Inc.). It is the author’s responsibility to obtain permission to use any artwork, video, table, figure, photo, etc. that is not his/her property. Proof that the author has obtained permission to use this artwork must be included with the technical paper submission.

Commercialism Guidelines for Conference Presentations (Click here)

Copyright Form (Click here)

Paper Template (Click here)
Use this template to write your paper. All papers must be submitted in the AFS template format.

Style Palette (Click here)

Sample Paper (Click here)

PowerPoint Template (Click here)
All Metalcasting Congress PowerPoint presentations must be submitted on this design template. Any presentation submitted on a different style template will be converted to the AFS template design prior to presenting at Congress. If you are having trouble downloading the template, right click on the appropriate link and use the "save as" menu item. This allows you to save the file to your computer.