Coatings established the Best Paper Award to recognize its best published articles each year. The prize started in 2015 and since 2016 it has been awarded in two categories:
Best Original Research Article and Best Review Paper.
Nominations were selected by the Editorial Office of Coatings among the Papers published in 2016, with a selection process based on the number of citations and the downloads from the website.
The selection committee is chaired by the Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Alessandro Lavacchi, and supported by Prof. Dr. Massimo Innocenti, Prof. Dr. Filippo Berto, Prof. Dr. Miriam Rafailovich and Prof. Dr. Pedro Neto. They examined each paper and have expressed their preferences in the ranking of the “Coatings Best Paper Award” 2017.
Original Research Article Award:
Development of Antibacterial Composite Films Based on Isotactic Polypropylene and Coated ZnO Particles for Active Food Packaging
Clara Silvestre, Donatella Duraccio, Antonella Marra, Valentina Strongone and Sossio Cimmino
Coatings 2016, 6(1), 4; doi:10.3390/coatings6010004
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-6412/6/1/4
The Acoustical Durability of Thin Noise Reducing Asphalt Layers Cedric Vuye, Anneleen Bergiers and Barbara Vanhooreweder
Coatings 2016, 6(2), 21; doi:10.3390/coatings6020021
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-6412/6/2/21
Novel Thiol-Ene Hybrid Coating for Metal Protection
Mona Taghavikish, Surya Subianto, Naba Kumar Dutta and Namita Roy Choudhury
Coatings 2016, 6(2), 17; doi:10.3390/coatings6020017
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-6412/6/2/17
Review Paper Award:
State of the Art in the Development and Properties of Protein-Based Films and Coatings and Their Applicability to Cellulose Based Products: An Extensive Review
Maria-Beatrice Coltelli, Florian Wild, Elodie Bugnicourt, Patrizia Cinelli, Martina Lindner, Markus Schmid, Verena Weckel, Kerstin Müller, Pablo Rodriguez, Andreas Staebler, Laura Rodríguez-Turienzo and Andrea Lazzeri
Coatings 2016, 6(1), 1; doi:10.3390/coatings6010001
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-6412/6/1/1
These four outstanding papers are valuable contributions to Coatings. On behalf of the Prize Awarding Committee and the Editorial Board, we would like to congratulate these four teams for their excellent work. In recognition of their accomplishment, Dr. Clara Silvestre, Dr. Cedric Vuye, Dr. Naba Kumar Dutta and Dr. Namita Roy Choudhury, Dr. Maria-Beatrice Coltelli, Dr. Florian Wild and Dr. Elodie Bugnicourt will benefit from the publication of an additional paper free of charge in open access format in Coatings after the usual peer-review procedure.