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Coatings 2011, 1(1), 1-2; doi:10.3390/coatings1010001

Welcome to Coatings: a New Open Access Journal

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1 Dipartimento di Chimica, Università di Firenze Polo Scientifico di Sesto Fiorentino, Via della Lastruccia 3, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Firenze), Italy 2 Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche Istituto di Chimica dei Composti Organo Metallici, Area di Ricerca CNR di Firenz, Via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Firenze), Italy
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Received: 9 September 2010 / Published: 22 September 2010
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The journal Coatings is starting its activity as a peer-reviewed, open access journal. As editors, we believe that it will fulfill an important role in the community of researchers and developers in the field of coatings. There already exists several high quality journals dedicated to coatings, but none of them has “free access”, a characteristic that we believe is very important in a field which is traditionally very close  to  industrial  activity  and  where  researchers  aim  not  only  at  academic  research  but  toward products  of  an  industrial  and  marketable  value.  For  these  researchers,  it  is  important  that  they  can publish their results in a journal that guarantees quality that comes from peer-review, but that at the same time breaks the traditional boundaries of academic journals which need a subscription or a pay-per-view option to access the published data. [...]
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