Coatings — Open Access Journal

Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412; CODEN: COATED) is a peer-reviewed journal of 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 by the Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science), Scopus and Inspec (IET).
  • CiteScore (2019 Scopus data): 2.4, which equals rank 59/120 (Q2 in SJR) in 'Materials Science: Surfaces, Coatings and Films'.
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 12.5 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.7 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2020).
  • 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.
Impact Factor: 2.436 (2019) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.718 (2019)
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Special Issue in Coatings
Advanced Thin Films for Opto-Electronic and Photovoltaic Applications Guest Editor: Barbara Vercelli
Deadline: 20 October 2020
Special Issue in Coatings
Laser Surface Engineering Guest Editor: Chi Wai Chan
Deadline: 31 October 2020
Special Issue in Coatings
Advances in Flexible Films and Coatings Guest Editors: Marta Marszalek, Michał Kupiński, Yevhen Zabila
Deadline: 20 November 2020
Special Issue in Coatings
Environmental Surfaces and Interfaces in Nanoscale Guest Editor: Edward P.C. Lai
Deadline: 30 November 2020
Topical Collection in Coatings
Feature Paper Collection in Thin Films Collection Editors: Torsten Brezesinski, Ben Breitung
Topical Collection in Coatings
Feature Paper Collection (9) of Topic Editors Collection Editor: Fengwei (David) Xie
Topical Collection in Coatings
Feature Paper Collection in Surface Coatings for Biomedicine and Bioengineering Collection Editor: Anton Ficai
Topical Collection in Coatings
Feature Paper Collection in Bioactive Coatings and Biointerfaces Collection Editor: Alexandra Muñoz-Bonilla
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