Coatings is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on coatings and surface engineering published monthly online by MDPI. The Korean Tribology Society (KTS) is affiliated with Coatings and its members receive discounts on the article processing charges.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: indexed within ScopusSCIE (Web of Science), Inspec, CAPlus / SciFinder, and other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Materials Science, Coatings & Films) / CiteScore - Q2 (Surfaces, Coatings and Films)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 13.8 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.8 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2023).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.
  • Sections: published in 14 topical sections.
  • Testimonials: See what our editors and authors say about Coatings.
Impact Factor: 3.4 (2022); 5-Year Impact Factor: 3.4 (2022)
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Topic in Catalysts, Coatings, Crystals, Energies, Materials, Nanomaterials
Interfacial Bonding Design and Applications in Structural and Functional Materials Topic Editors: Junlei Qi, Pengcheng Wang, Yaotian Yan
Deadline: 20 July 2024
Topic in Coatings, CMD, Materials, Metals, Molecules
Corrosion and Protection of Metallic Materials, 2nd Edition Topic Editors: Sebastian Feliú, Jr., Federico R. García-Galván, Lucien Veleva
Deadline: 31 July 2024
Topic in Coatings, Electronics, Energies, Sensors, Telecom
Condition Monitoring and Diagnostic Methods for Power Equipment in New Energy Power Systems Topic Editors: Shuaibing Li, Guoqiang Gao, Guochang Li, Yi Cui, Jiefeng Liu, Guangya Zhu, Jin Li
Deadline: 15 September 2024
Topic in Coatings, Dentistry Journal, JCM, Materials, Polymers
Advances in Materials and Concepts in Fixed Prosthodontics and Implant Therapy Topic Editors: Massimo Carossa, Stefano Carossa, Simona Liliana Iconaru
Deadline: 30 September 2024
Special Issue in Coatings
Effective Coating Barriers for Protection of Reinforced Concrete Guest Editors: Junjie Wang, Hongwei Lin
Deadline: 22 June 2024
Special Issue in Coatings
Coatings for Building Applications Guest Editors: Noni-Pagona Maravelaki, Elisa Franzoni
Deadline: 30 June 2024
Special Issue in Coatings
Polymers and Nanostructures: Coating Meets Biology Guest Editor: Giuseppe Cirillo
Deadline: 15 July 2024
Special Issue in Coatings
Optical Thin Films: Preparation, Application and Development Guest Editor: Chen Tei-Chen
Deadline: 1 August 2024
Topical Collection in Coatings
Feature Paper Collection in Plasma Coatings, Surfaces & Interfaces Collection Editors: Qi Hua Fan, Bocong Zheng
Topical Collection in Coatings
Surface and Interface Science and Engineering for the Society of the Future Collection Editor: Alessandro Lavacchi
Topical Collection in Coatings
Feature Paper Collection in Surface Characterization, Deposition and Modification Collection Editor: Georgios Skordaris
Topical Collection in Coatings
Feature Paper Collection in 'Surface Coatings for Biomedicine and Bioengineering' Collection Editor: Anton Ficai
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