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.
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  • 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 13 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.6 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2021).
  • 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.
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  • Sections: published in 13 topical sections.
Impact Factor: 2.881 (2020) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 3.038 (2020)
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Topic in Materials, Coatings, Polymers, Fibers
Multiple Application for Novel and Advanced Materials Editors-in-Chief: Tao-Hsing Chen, Shih-Chen Shi
Deadline: 10 April 2022
Topic in Coatings, Materials, Membranes
Inorganic Thin Film Materials Editor-in-Chief: Cecilia Mortalò
Deadline: 30 April 2022
Topic in Coatings, Materials, Polymers, Metals
Surface Treatmens for Protecting from Fracture and Fatigue Damage Editors-in-Chief: Filippo Berto, Ricardo Branco, Yanxin Qiao
Deadline: 10 July 2022
Topic in Materials, Coatings, Metals, Solids, QuBS
Laser Surface Modification of Cemented Carbides, Superalloys, Composites, and Alloys Editors-in-Chief: Damian Przestacki, Michal Kulka, Wensheng Li
Deadline: 20 September 2022
Special Issue in Coatings
Flame Retardant Coatings for Plastics and Textiles Guest Editors: Giulio Malucelli, Pavel Koštial
Deadline: 31 January 2022
Special Issue in Coatings
Biofilms on Cultural Heritage Guest Editors: Beatriz Prieto, Ana Zélia Miller
Deadline: 20 February 2022
Special Issue in Coatings
Recent Achievements in Corrosion Protection of Metals by Polymeric Coatings, Surface Pretreatments and Inhibitors Guest Editors: Andrej P. Nazarov, Mohamed Gamal Mohamed
Deadline: 28 February 2022
Special Issue in Coatings
Tribological Coatings: Nanomaterials for Macroscale Guest Editors: Oleksiy V. Penkov, Wen Sun
Deadline: 20 March 2022
Topical Collection in Coatings
Feature Paper Collection of Topic Editors on Plasma Collection Editors: Qi Hua Fan, Bocong Zheng
Topical Collection in Coatings
10th Anniversary of Coatings: Invited Papers in Corrosion, Wear and Erosion Section Collection Editor: Ludmila B. Boinovich
Topical Collection in Coatings
Surface and Interface Science and Engineering for the Society of the Future Collection Editor: Alessandro Lavacchi
Topical Collection in Coatings
Corrosion and Electrochemical Behavior of Metals Coating Collection Editor: Young Gun Ko
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