Publication Policy

One of the main aims of the ICEAF Conference series is to ensure excellence and high scientific merit of the events. The publication of high-quality proceedings and special issues of reputable peer-reviewed international journals contribute to achieving this aim. In this frame, the Organizing Committee is happy to confirm, the following publication arrangements:

1. Publication of the e-book of abstracts

Participants will have the opportunity to share the short summaries of their presentations in the ICEAF Conference book of abstracts. 

The book of abstracts is now released, and it can be found here.

2. Conference Proceedings

This year's Conference Proceedings will be published, in a dedicated peer-reviewed and open-access issue of the publication series Journal of Physics: Conference Series (JPCS) (Online ISSN: 1742-6596 with 2021 Cite Score 0.8 and Scopus Indexed) of the IOP Publishing Ltd. JPCS provides a convenient proceedings publication service where papers are widely indexed and discoverable across all major discovery services. IOP Conference Series receives more than 4 million article downloads per year, with all articles open access and free to download in perpetuity. View the JPCS journal here

Submission Opening Date: June 26th, 2023
Submission Deadline: September 15th, 2023 


Guidelines for Authors

All authors who presented their papers (orally or in the form of poster) at the conference, are invited to prepare a full paper of up to 8 pages and submit it via the e-mail:

The acceptance of your paper(s) is a subject of a regular review process performed by the International Scientific Committee. To submit your contribution, just follow the instructions provided below:

IOP GUIDELINES: Please prepare your full-length paper(s) according to the detailed guidelines for authors provided by IOP which can be found here.
IOP TEMPLATES: The length of the paper cannot exceed eight (8) pages and the respective document templates can be found here.

3. Special Issues

Furthermore, special volumes of international highly reputable scientific journals will be published including selected papers from the ICEAF VII Conference, following peer review. The international journals in which full papers will be published can be found below.

Submission Opening Date: August 31st, 2023
Submission Deadline: November 30th, 2023 Extended until: January 15th, 2024
  • Engineering Failure Analysis
    • Title of the ICEAF VII Special Issue: "Engineering Against Failure (short title: ICEAFVII)"
    • Guest Editors: Prof. Spiros Pantelakis & Prof. Michael Vormwald
  • International Journal of Fatigue (Important Note: This Special Issue accepts for review only invited papers)
    • Title of the ICEAF VII Special Issue: "Engineering against fatigue failure"
    • Guest Editors: Prof. Spiros Pantelakis & Prof. Michael Vormwald 
  • Metals
    • Title of the ICEAF VII Special Issue: "Selected Papers from 7th International Conference of Engineering Against Failure (ICEAF VII)"
    • Guest Editors: Dr. George Pantazopoulos & Prof. Dr. Evangelos Hristoforou & Prof. Dr. Spiros Pantelakis
  • Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics
    • Title of the ICEAF VII Special Issue: "Investigating fracture to prevent in-service failure of structural components"
    • Guest Editors: Prof. Spiros Pantelakis & Prof. Victor Chaves

Important Notes

  1. Each participant is limited to give, at most, 2 presentations.
  2. In order for a work to be included in the Conference program, presented and included in the Conference proceedings as well as be eligible for the special issues, at least one author of this work, is needed to have a paid registration (paying author) for the 7th International Conference of Engineering Against Failure.
  3. Each author can be considered to be the paying author in up to 2 presentations.
  4. Prospective authors will be required to warrant that the work is original and submitted for first publication in the respective scientific journal(s). All submitted manuscripts will be checked to avoid claims of plagiarism. In this context, overlaps with already published works, including the full-length papers for the ICEAF VII Conference proceedings, should typically not exceed 25%. The accurate percentage of acceptable overlap will be set by the respective journal.