Eight years ago, in March 1998, was published the first issue of International
Journal of Forming Processes (IJFP). In the editorial of that volume the founder of
the journal Prof. Maurice Touratier, and Prof. Jean-Loup Chenot at that time
Chairman of the ESAFORM association (European Scientific Association of
Materials Forming) that has chosen IJFP as official Journal, written:
We have decided to publish the IJFP in order to make scientific exchanges
easier for those who work within the material forming process community, i.e.
material scientists, computational specialist and engineers.
which continues to be the real reason of the IJFP life.