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Lubricants — Open Access Tribology Journal

Lubricants (ISSN 2075-4442; CODEN: LUBRCF) is an international, open access journal of tribology. Lubricants is published quarterly online by MDPI.
  • Open Access - free for readers, with publishing fees paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High visibility: indexed in INSPEC (IET), Polymer Library and in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI - Web of Science), from Vol. 5.
  • Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 37 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 9 days (median values for papers published in this journal in 2016).

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Special Issues

Special Issue in Lubricants
Bearings in Turbomachinery Guest Editors: Ron A.J. van Ostayen, Daniel J. Rixen
Deadline: 30 April 2017
Special Issue in Lubricants
Ionic Liquids in Tribology Guest Editor: Anthony E. Somers
Deadline: 31 May 2017
Special Issue in Lubricants
Lubricating Greases 2017 Guest Editors: José M. Franco, Erik Kuhn
Deadline: 30 June 2017
Special Issue in Lubricants
Improvement of Friction and Wear by Laser Surface Texturing Guest Editors: Andreas Rosenkranz, Carsten Gachot
Deadline: 31 July 2017
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