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).
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 13.5 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.7 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2019).
  • 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: 2.330 (2018) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.684 (2018)
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Special Issue in Coatings
Novel Marine Antifouling Coatings Guest Editor: Elisabete Ribeiro Silva
Deadline: 31 May 2020
Special Issue in Coatings
Advanced Nondestructive Evaluation and Characterization of Surface Guest Editors: Youn ho Cho, Weibin Li
Deadline: 20 June 2020
Special Issue in Coatings
Recent Advances in Friction Stir Processed Coatings Guest Editor: Chi Tat Kwok
Deadline: 30 June 2020
Special Issue in Coatings
Diamond-Like Carbon Films and Diamond-Like Carbon-Based Nanocomposites Guest Editor: Asta Tamulevičienė
Deadline: 15 July 2020
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