|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”