Journal History

2011 The inaugural issue was released, initially published as a quarterly journal.
2016 Coatings was accepted for indexing by Science Citation Index Expanded—Web of Science.
2017 Coatings received its first Impact Factor of 2.175
Coatings changed to a monthly publication schedule.
2018 Coatings received an Impact Factor of 2.350 for the year 2017; the 5-year Impact Factor is 2.969.
Coatings has been evaluated for inclusion in Scopus by the Content Selection & Advisory Board (CSAB), and will be added in Scopus from Vol. 8 (2018).
2019 Coatings received an Impact Factor of 2.330 for the year 2018; the 5-year Impact Factor is 2.684.
Coatings was added in Scopus with an CiteScore of 2.420 for the year 2018.
The 1st Coatings and Interfaces Web Conference was held.
The Korean Tribology Society (KTS) is affiliated with Coatings.
Coatings published its 1,000th paper.
2020 The Impact Factor of Coatings increased to 2.436 for the year 2019; the 5-year Impact Factor is 2.718.
Coatings was included in Scopus and ranked 59/120 (Q2 in SJR) in 'Materials Science: Surfaces, Coatings and Films'.
The journal was divided into thirteen topical sections: Bioactive Coatings and Biointerfaces, Corrosion, Wear and Erosion, Coatings for Food Technology and System, Plasma Coatings, Surfaces & Interfaces, Surface Characterization, Deposition and Modification, Surface Coatings for Biomedicine and Bioengineering, Thin Films, Tribology, Liquid–Fluid Coatings, Surfaces and Interfaces, Selected Papers from International Conferences and Workshops, Surface Engineering for Energy Harvesting, Conversion, and Storage, Functional Polymer Coatings and Films, Ceramic Coatings and Engineering Technology.
The 2nd Coatings and Interfaces Web Conference was held.


2010-2013 Founding Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Dr. Ugo Bardi
2013- Current Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Alessandro Lavacchi
2019 Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Giorgos Skordaris for Section “Surface Characterization, Deposition and Modification”
2019 Section Editor-in-Chief Dr. Torsten Brezesinski for Section "Thin Films"
2020 Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Anton Ficai for Section "Surface Coatings for Biomedicine and Bioengineering"
2020 Section Editor-in-Chief Dr. Alexandra Muñoz-Bonilla for Section "Bioactive Coatings and Biointerfaces"
2020 Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Ludmila B. Boinovich and Prof. Dr. Hideyuki Kanematsu for Section "Corrosion, Wear and Erosion"
2020 Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Wei Pan
2020 Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Arũnas Ramanavičius for Section "Functional Polymer Coatings and Films"
Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Eduardo Guzmán for Section “Liquid–Fluid Coatings, Surfaces and Interfaces”
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