Die Casting Congress & Tabletop
CONTENT AND SCOPE
Technical papers serve to inform and educate. The following are criteria used in the selection of papers for publication by NADCA.
Technical papers are accepted on the basis of interest to the readership or audience, timely accordance with issues, and useful technical information on die casting. New viewpoints, developments, data and interpretations are acceptable for submittal. Previously published material, unless used for reference and comparisons detrimental to competitive methods, processes, or products will not be accepted.
Papers must be limited to discussions of technical information. Products should be described generically. Mention of company products or company names should be avoided or carefully minimized. Trade names may be used only where generic terms appear unsatisfactory.
An article’s significance is measured by its contribution to existing literature on the subject matter or its innovative value to the die casting industry. Claims of process improvements or of the benefits of new equipment or product designs should be substantiated by test data. Generalizations and hyperbole should be avoided.
All congress paper abstracts are reviewed by NADCA staff members or a committee comprised of industry representatives. Once the review is complete, the primary author will be notified to prepare and submit a final paper. NADCA staff or the industry committee will review the paper. After the review is complete, the primary author will be notified concerning the acceptance, acceptance with edited revisions or rejection of the paper. The acceptance of an abstract does not imply acceptance of a final paper or that the paper will be guaranteed a slot for presentation during a congress session.
NADCA reserves the right to edit and/or rewrite any paper to maintain uniformity of style, grammatical correctness and to ensure technical accuracy.
BASIS FOR REJECTION
NADCA maintains the right and authority to reject any paper that does not satisfactorily incorporate the revisions suggested by the reviewer or review panel and/or if the final draft strays from the proposed focus of the abstract. A paper may be rejected for commercialism, lack of structure, lack of substantiating data or lack of useful information.
All papers accepted for publication by NADCA become the property of the Association and will be copyrighted. No paper may be delivered or published by its author or business colleague prior to its delivery at a congress, conference or appearance in a NADCA publication. Secondary publishing rights may be released by the author to other publications, provided proper credit is given to the North American Die Casting Association.
One copy of TRANSACTIONS is given to the primary author of the Congress paper.
Those wishing to obtain additional copies of the TRANSACTIONS may do so by purchasing them. Those wishing to obtain reprints of individual papers and/or articles can contact the editor at NADCA with regard to this matter. When calling or writing, please provide the following details: title of paper(s), author(s) of paper(s), source of paper(s) and number of copies requested. Please be aware that there is a charge for reprinting papers and articles.