Coatings 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 within ScopusSCIE (Web of Science), Inspec, CAPlus / SciFinder, and other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Materials Science, Coatings & Films) / CiteScore - Q2 (Materials Chemistry)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 14.3 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.8 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2022).
  • 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 15 topical sections.
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Impact Factor: 3.236 (2021) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 3.312 (2021)
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Topic in Coatings, Materials, Metals, JMMP
Development of Friction Stir Welding and Processing Topic Editors: Yongxian Huang, Li Zhou
Deadline: 30 September 2022
Topic in Coatings, JFB, Materials, Oral
Materials in Implant Applications and Regenerative Medicine Topic Editors: Iulian Vasile Antoniac, Shariq Najeeb
Deadline: 20 October 2022
Topic in Coatings, Materials, Membranes, Nanomaterials, Surfaces
Advanced Self-Cleaning Surfaces Topic Editors: Maria Vittoria Diamanti, Massimiliano D'Arienzo, Carlo Antonini, Michele Ferrari
Deadline: 30 November 2022
Topic in Coatings, Fibers, Materials, Nanomaterials, Polymers
Nanofibers and Thin Coatings with Special Physicochemical Properties Topic Editors: Tomasz Tański, Pawel Jarka, Marcin Bilewicz
Deadline: 15 December 2022
Special Issue in Coatings
New Trends in Surface Protection Coatings, Films and Corrosion Inhibition Guest Editor: David M. Bastidas
Deadline: 30 September 2022
Special Issue in Coatings
Developments in Laser Processing of Thin Films Guest Editors: Annamaria Gisario, Mehrshad Mehrpouya, Yang Zhang
Deadline: 10 October 2022
Special Issue in Coatings
Advanced Spray Coatings Guest Editor: Yasutaka Ando
Deadline: 31 October 2022
Special Issue in Coatings
State-of-the-Art on Coatings Research in Asia Guest Editor: You Seung Rim
Deadline: 10 November 2022
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 (5) of Topic Editors Collection Editor: Petrica Vizureanu
Topical Collection in Coatings
Feature Paper Collection in Bioactive Coatings and Biointerfaces Collection Editor: Alexandra Muñoz-Bonilla
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