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Welcome to Coatings: a New Open Access Journal

Dipartimento di Chimica, Università di Firenze Polo Scientifico di Sesto Fiorentino, Via della Lastruccia 3, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Firenze), Italy
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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Coatings 2011, 1(1), 1-2;
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. [...] View Full-Text
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Bardi, U.; Lavacchi, A. Welcome to Coatings: a New Open Access Journal. Coatings 2011, 1, 1-2.

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