Author-Speaker Tools

Authors are invited to revisit this page for related guidelines, tools and resources to facilitate paper review and presentation.

Submission Site

All oral authors MUST submit either a full (approx. 10 pages) paper or extended abstract (2-3 pages) paper for peer-review by March 22, 2021.

Please ensure that your paper or extended abstract complies with author guidelines.

  • The Video Publishing Form can be downloaded HERE.

To better assist you in recording the presentation please read the document:

Important Dates

Draft paper or extended abstract for review & video authorization form signed March 22, 2021
Author/Presenter registration deadline May 15, 2021
Final Accepted Paper or Extended Abstract Ready for Publishing May 15, 2021
Record your Presentation July 16, 2021

Presentation Portal for Oral Authors

You will use the same paper/abstract management site to upload all information regarding presentations, authorization forms, photos, biography, and your mandatory paper/extemded abstract (exception: optional for Plenary Speakers).


Authors must register and pay their fees before the deadline date to have their presentation(s) scheduled in the technical program and their Paper published. A full refund will be provided to authors who have registered but will not attend because their paper(s) is not accepted. All paid authors/presenters receive full access to the conference including the live presentations, on-demand presentations, and a copy of the Peer-reviewed electronic Proceedings.

Registration Fees- Deadline to register with payment May 15, 2021
All Prices are in Canadian dollars plus applicable taxes

Non-CIM Members Authors/Presenters:
Authors/presenters $549
Abstracts submitted as student presentations may register at the student rate after purchasing a CIM student membership $20

CIM National Members Authors/Presenters:
Member $449
Life/Retired $249
Student $249

CIM National active members (regular, life, student) enjoy a discount on registration.


The Proceedings will be published in electronic format and digitally distributed.

Publication Copyright of Conference papers will be held by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum as you agree to when you submitted your abstract. Authors will be free to submit their work after the conference to a publication of their choice. If authors resubmit their paper to another publication, they must indicate that the paper was first published by CIM.

Note for Government Employees:  Authors who work for the Government of Canada and have Crown copyrights may grant CIM permission to publish by sending their internal government form noting the paper title and authors duly signed.  The copyright will remain with the Crown and CIM will publish the paper with permission.


The author assumes full responsibility for obtaining permission to publish any copyrighted or otherwise protected data and images. NOTE: The Conference Proceedings will not be indexed (e.g., Web of Science, Scopus).

ISBN: 978-1-926872-53-7

Name of Publication: Proceedings of the 60th Conference of Metallurgists, COM 2021

Citation:Paper XX from the Proceedings of the 60th Conference of Metallurgists, COM 2021. Reprinted with permission of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy & Petroleum.”

For copyright inquiries, contact the publications department of CIM.