The Collected Proceedings will be published in an online-only format instead of the traditional CD-ROM. Conference registrants will receive free access from October 1 to November 15, 2017. Paid access for registrants and non-registrants will be available from November 16, 2017 to October 31, 2018. This change will include the assignment of Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for all articles.

Authors have the option of submitting a full manuscript (no more than 8 pages) or, if their work is not ready to be published as a full manuscript, an extended abstract of 2-3 pages including figures and references.

If your symposium is publishing with the Collected Proceedings, in early May you will receive an invitation via e-mail to submit a manuscript. Please note that some symposium organizers may arrange alternate publishing plans. Please check the Excluded list for details.

Submit your manuscript and copyright form to by entering your username and password and clicking on Presenter/Author Tools. Note that the person who submitted the abstract must also submit the manuscript. If that person is unavailable, please contact the programming staff ( for assistance.


If your proceedings will be edited by the organizer, these deadlines apply:

  • Initial Manuscript Upload: on or before June 6, 2017
  • Reviews will take place between June 7 and June 16, 2017
  • Final Manuscript Upload: on or before July 1, 2017

If your proceedings will not be edited by the organizer, these deadlines apply:

  • Final Manuscript Upload: on or before June 16, 2016

Your manuscript invitation e-mail will indicate if your proceedings will be edited or unedited. You can also log into ProgramMaster for details. For more information, contact MS&T Programming Staff at


A sample citation for this proceedings volume appears below. Please be sure to include the conference name and date in the citation if possible.

Author Name. “Paper Title,” In Contributed Papers from Materials Science & Technology 2017, (inclusive page numbers). Paper presented at MS&T17, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Warrendale, PA: Materials Science & Technology, 2017.

Note: The example above is just a guide. You should always follow the reference formatting guidelines for your specific publication.